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 ownsThe 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. 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 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 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.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel’s website.
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