Explore Kensington


Explore Kensington from our Central London hotel

Local Attractions

Nearby attractions to our Kensington Hotel

Our hotel near Kensington is ideally and conveniently located a short walk from some of  London’s most iconic attractions.

Stroll along Museum Mile to explore the Victoria & Albert Museum, the world’s leading museum of art and design, check out the new Design Museum in Kensington, walk amongst the world-famous dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, and look out for the new giant Blue Whale that will greet you as you enter, try and get a glimpse
of the Royal Family at Kensington or Buckingham Palace.

Lots to see and do
near our Kensington hotel

Take a stroll around the stunning Kensington Gardens; in 2017 a new fashion exhibition & garden will arrive to celebrate the life of Princess Diana, on the 20th anniversary of her death. City Continental London Kensington has great transport links so you can explore all that
London has to offer.

With Earls Court tube station just a 2 minute walk away,
serving District ​​​​​​​and Piccadilly lines, you can be in central
​​​​​​​London in no time.

London Attractions

Shopping in London

Shopping from our base 
in Kensington

City Continental London Kensington hotel is perfectly located to make the most of London’s world class shopping. A short walk from the Kensington hotel is the chic shopping district of Kensington High Street, a less crowded shopper’s paradise, home to all the big brand names.

Enjoy an organic treat from Whole Foods Market, the largest
food store of its kind in the UK.

The internationally famous Westfield London shopping centre is within easy reach. Venture a little further to Knightsbridge and visit the world-renowned Harrods or Harvey Nichols. Sloane Street, London's most decorated street for luxury fashion is close by, as is Kings Road, home to unique boutiques, and a variety of cafes and pubs.

The City Continental London Kensington hotel is an affordable choice whether you are looking for easy access to the capital’s favourite tourist attractions and shopping or visiting on business. Book directly with our Kensington hotel for the best rates and offers.

Book direct for the best rates in central London!


Book direct for the best rates in central London!

By cutting out the comparison sites and booking direct, you know you're getting the best deal on your next London stay.

The ideal base for any savvy travellers!


The ideal base for any savvy travellers!

We're in a prime spot to discover the 'unexplored' places of London as well as all the major tourist attractions. Our team are always on hand to help you discover the sights of London.

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City Continental Kensington Reviews



This hotel is very central and very close to Earl's court tube station. Staff are very friendly and ready to help. The continental breakfast is very good as there are a number of items visitors can choose.



This hotel was a gem. Stayed three nights and it is two minutes walk to Earls Court Underground with plenty of restaurants nearby. The street is quiet and very close to the bustle of Earl's Court with peaceful nights sleep overlooking the road. Breakfast was delightful with cereal, fruit, yogurts, toast and croissants. This is also served in a spacious dining area. The room was clean and of reasonable size, well serviced daily and has very helpful and pleasant staff. Book this early as it is booked up quick. Great spot, will stay here again.



I didn't know what to expect with this hotel, I usually stick strictly to the big chain hotels when staying in London, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is very well located for Earl's Court tube station and a selection of shops and bars on the high street. I was in a single room and it was compact but beautifully clean and well equipped. The bathroom looked to be almost brand new, not sure if this was the case or if the cleaners are just excellent! Breakfast is served in the basement which is common in London hotels, it's Continental only but there was a good selection and a self service coffee machine, as I was travelling on business and needed to be up and out it was perfect for me. The staff I encountered were all very friendly and helpful too. I'll definitely be returning.



We were able to change room and stay (4 nights) which was way better than in some much more expensive London 4 star hotels. The hotel was clean, everything worked, fast WiFi and shower powerful. Breakfast even better than what one could expect for such a budget price (including organic fruit yoghurt). Unbeatable location just around the corner from Earl's Court tube station. Fast access to all interesting parts of London. Enough restaurants, pubs and M&S Simply Food and Pret a Manger a few steps away. Highly recommendable hotel!



My room was clean and tidy with a huge bed (very comfy). The staff were lovely even with my unavoidable late arrival, all very friendly and helpful, even helping to take my bags to my room. The service was impeccable. Will definitely be staying there again.



Hotel is in a quiet area, conveniently located close to Earls Court Station. Room was big and spacious. Breakfast was good. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Plenty of Pubs, Restaurants & Supermarkets close by.



We booked this hotel as part of a package via a rail break. I had read the reviews previously and felt comfortable with our choice, thinking, it's only a base to stay while seeing the big city. This hotel was fabulous. Everything about it is very good. The staff on reception could not have been kinder, particular Alfonso who went the extra mile to be so helpful. His career in hospitality, in any hotel is heading for the top in this difficult profession. Even the cleaners and breakfast staff could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable and should be praised for their hard work. The breakfast was refreshingly continental, plenty of it and held at a comfortable unhurried pace. The rooms were spotless and well serviced and we were warm and not bothered by any noise. If we chose to stay in this area again, we would gladly stay at the Continental. Thank you all of you, you are a brilliant team.


Yorkshire Dales

Excellent location, 3 mins walk from Earl's Court tube station. I stayed in a twin room which was spacious clean and very quiet. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was plentiful. All in all for what was classed as a budget hotel I would highly recommend this hotel. I would not hesitate to re-visit.



Hotel with good value for money and prime location. Rooms (and bathroom) quite spacious, clean and well maintained. Good breakfast offer (Jogurt, cereals, fresh fruit) and friendly staff. Perfect for a city trip with family or friends.



Stayed here after spending a long day at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. Very smooth check in, lovely clean quite room that looked like it had just been decorated . Near to Earl's Court Station making travelling around London the next day very easy. Would defiantly recommend and look forward to returning soon.

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