Have you been eyeing up this week’s Hotel of the Week? So have we all… Luckily for you, C&TH are giving readers the opportunity to win a one-night mini break there! Enter our competition now for the staycation of your dreams…


Win a Stay at our Hotel of the Week: The Kensington – London

The Kensington exterior - new

What a great address, in an attractive and central part of London that has never before been noted for its hotels – not spot-hitting ones like this Doyle Collection Hotel. This family-owned luxury hotel group also owns The Marylebone and The Bloomsbury in London, and The Westbury in Dublin. Chairman Bernie Gallagher oversaw the interior design here to make it feel more like a beautiful private residence than a traditional hotel.

The Kensington

It is comfortable, sophisticated, but never try-hard, and the public drawing rooms are stylish yet undemanding. Eat and drink wherever you like, including in the homely Town House restaurant or in the K Bar, which offers signature cocktails and bar bites. There are 150 beautifully decorated bedrooms and suites including two sumptuous signature suites and, if you want to explore, Pashley bikes on which to pedal around the capital, with baskets for a picnic – another great touch.

Doubles from £330

+44 (0)20 7589 6300; doylecollection.com



A show at The Royal Albert Hall



The Kensington Bar

The new ‘London Landmarks’ Afternoon Tea at Town House, inspired by London’s most recognisable and historic landmarks. It is served on a London Eye-inspired tea stand, served alongside a hand illustrated bespoke map of London and features delicious edible versions of The Gherkin, The Shard, Big Ben and an iconic London Telephone Box, alongside savoury treats.


Something special from some of London’s finest fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney or Joseph – all close by and less busy, compared to the likes of the West End.

The Kensington stairway snug


The Kensington has an ongoing affiliation with the nearby Victoria & Albert museum, resulting in exclusive access and VIP tickets for guests. Currently, the hotel has an exclusive offering surrounding the sought after Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition.


The Kensington Drawing Room 2


  • One night stay for two in a studio suite at The Kensington on a B&B basis
  • A round of cocktails at K Bar for two guests
  • Dinner for two at Town House including three courses and a bottle of house wine

Terms and conditions:

  • Entries must be received by 27 June 2019
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted
  • Valid for stays before 1 December 2019
  • Prize stays must be redeemed by 1 September 2019
  • Valid for stays on weekends only (Friday – Sunday)
  • Bookings to be made by winner directly with the hotel only
  • The prize is subject to availability and based on two guests sharing accommodation
    Prize available for 18+ only
  • Any additional extras such as extra meals, drinks, mini bar, phone calls, laundry etc. will be charged to the prize-winner’s bill to be paid on departure
  • Travel and transfers not included

Click here for the full Terms & Conditions

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