What's happening in London this summer?


What's happening in London this summer?

What's happening in London this summer?


It’s hard to believe summer is only a few weeks away, but before we know it we’ll be basking in 30-degree heat without having to even step foot on a plane (we hope). Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee the weather will be great this summer, but we can guarantee loads of fun for you and the family when you visit London and stay in our Kensington Hotel. Read on to find out more…


Visit Madame Tussauds

Get up close and personal with members of the Royal Family and Celebs without being handed a restraining order, when you visit Madame Tussauds, only half an hour from our hotel in Kensington. Kids (of all ages) will be able to enjoy over 250 wax figures of Hollywood A-listers like Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Royal Family members and even superheroes thanks to the all-new Captain Marvel experience! So go on, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Madame Tussauds London

(Photo Credit: Madame Tussauds, Facebook)


See London from above

Discover London from a bird's eye view, when you take a trip on the famous Coca-Cola London Eye! Just a short trip from our Kensington Hotel. See all the iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Shard, the River Thames and Houses of Parliament. You’ll be 135 meters up once you reach the top (so it’s not for the faint hearted - although not scary) and the whole experience takes around 30-minutes to complete! Book your tickets here.

London Eye

(Photo Credit: Official London Eye, Facebook)


Underbelly Festival

Now in its 11th year, the Underbelly Festival has returned to London’s South Bank, bigger than ever! This pop-up festival runs from April to September, so there’s still plenty of time to head down and experience a festival like no other. Located just half an hour from our hotel in Kensington. Plus, there are family friendly shows, so you can bring the kids along with you! Why not get them interested in Shakespeare from a young age and go see Shakespearience. This hour-long show is perfect for ages 5+. Or if that’s not suitable why not take them to see ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ based on the books of the same title. The shows subtle message tells children of all ages that it’s always best to be yourself! Tickets vary in price, so it’s best to check here

Underbelly Festival London

(Photo Credit: Underbelly Festival, Facebook)


Fill up at Giraffe

After all, that exploring and excitement, little tummies are bound to be rumbling, so fill them up with some delicious food from Giraffe. Offering up a wide range of dishes from cheese and tomato quesadilla’s, breaded fish fingers and fries to chicken wraps, you’re sure to find something that suits even the fussiest of eaters! We certain the adult's menu will be just as delicious, our tummies are rumbling!

Giraffe Restaurant

(Photo Credit: Giraffe, Facebook)

City Continental Kensington London is an affordable central London hotel ideally located near to London’s top attractions. To book contact or 020 7373 6514.

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  • City Continental Kensington London, 11-13 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TT
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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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