Deluxe hotel in the prestigious Kensington district of London
Situated within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Gainsborough Hotel London is a well-appointed deluxe hotel that offers guests comfort and convenience during their stay.
Located opposite the Natural History Museum, the 4-star property is conveniently located for those hoping to enjoy Exhibition Mile, whilst its close enough to Victoria railway station to provide easy access for those arriving or departing the city.
Consisting of 48 guestrooms, the hotel features a number of amenities aimed at improving a stay. All rooms include en-suite facilities; less expensive rooms feature a shower whilst more premium rooms and suites also provide a bathtub.
The bedrooms range in size and are able to accommodate groups of up to three. Interconnecting family rooms can house four. Each room includes satellite TV, direct dial telephone, a desk and chair, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and central heating. Many rooms are serviced by air-conditioning, although some only include a fan. Larger rooms also include comfortable easy chairs.
Breakfast is served daily in the spacious hotel lounge, whilst 24 hour room service allows for guests to enjoy a midnight snack or find out the latest ticket information.
Those staying at the Gainsborough Hotel London are primed to visit the Exhibition Mile which is just a short walk away. Along this trek visitors can enjoy the Natural History Museum, Science, Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall. As well as each proving to be architecturally stunning, the displays on offer here are some of the best London has to offer. A visit to the Natural History Museum alone can take more than a day so those with a restricted timescale should be weary of entering without a specific deadline.
Elsewhere in Kensington, visitors can enjoy the vast range of shops, boutiques, and stores on offer. The upmarket feel to the retailing here continues into Knightsbridge where Harvey Nichols and Harrods, two of the UKs most famous department stores, are located.
Those hoping for shopping a little more down-to-earth will find Oxford Street, Victoria Place and Westfield Shopping Centre all within easy reach thanks to excellent public transport links.
As well as shops, Kensington features a range of restaurants, cafs, and bistros to dine at. Other points of interest nearby include both Chelsea and Fulham football clubs and Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
For visitors wanting a taste of tourist London, nearby South Kensington underground station links directly with Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Westminster, and Tower Hill. Within these four locations alone visitors are able to enjoy the likes of luxury shopping, West End theatre, and landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, the houses of Parliaments, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Likewise, the underground also allows for ready access to many of Londons other features. From the massive O2 Arena in the east (North Greenwich) to Wembley Stadium in the north (Wembley Park) or Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club in the south (Wimbledon), the Gainsborough Hotel London is truly well connected to just about anything a visitor to the city could want to see.