The Crowne Plaza Kensington Hotel

The Crowne Plaza London Kensington hotel is housed behind a wonderfully imposing Victorian stucco facade in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Once inside, guests will notice our contemporary design that flows throughout every room of our six story building.

Upon entering this Central London hotel, guests will be greeted by our friendly staff, as someone will be there to help you with your bags. Our dedicated front desk personnel will assist you upon check in and verify that your room is ideal for your stay. Our concierge will be delighted to help you with any questions you might have or accommodations you may need.

The ground floor houses our stylish Umami Restaurant and cocktail bar as well as two dynamic event spaces with access to the hotel’s incredible garden.

Down a floating spiral staircase from the lobby, guests will find a fitness room with a sauna for those all-important workouts and wind downs. Across the way from the fitness room there are three further flexible and interconnected event spaces.

Sophisticated and stylish, Crowne Plaza Kensington presents a relaxing get away from the bustle of the city life. This Kensington hotel is a desirable destination for those who want space in an intimate setting. No matter what our guest has planned for the day, whether it is sightseeing or business meetings, we ensure that your stay will allow you to wake up feeling rejuvenated.

Family-Friendly Great Location

Our unique location in the heart of Kensington is walking distance to The Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum. We are also very close to Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall and Harrods making us the ideal place to stay whilst spending quality time with your family.

After a fun-filled day out with the kids why not unwind in our beautiful one acre garden. Located on the residential side of Kensington, it’s a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fully covered for all year round use our secret garden has sofas, fire heaters and blankets for a cosy feel. Alternatively it is the perfect location for a children’s party catering up to 120 people.

Large Deluxe Twin Family Rooms

At Crowne Plaza London Kensington we pride ourselves in tailoring your stays. Our large spacious family rooms have either 2 standard double beds or our duplex suites catering up to 4 people with a sofa bed.

We also have interconnecting rooms that can be arranged on request for large parties including groups for our deluxe rooms with 2 double beds, club king bedrooms and duplex suites ideal for large families up to 8 people. Baby cots are also available on request so we are able to tailor our rooms to your needs.

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Situated on Cromwell Road, within easy walking distance to Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Imperial college, The Royal Albert Hall and the world renowned London department store Harrods.

The charming Crowne Plaza London Kensington Hotel is located in the heart of Kensington.


By Air

London Heathrow (LHR)
Distance: 14 MI / 22.53 KM East to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): £48.00* (GBP)
Time by taxi: 36 minutes
Train Charge (one way): £14.00* (GBP)
Time by train: 30 minutes, with a direct connection on the Piccadilly Line to Gloucester Road Tube Station

By Air

London Gatwick (LGW)
Distance: 37.4 MI / 60.19 KM North West to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): £65.00* (GBP)
Time by taxi: 1 hr
Train Charge (one way): £14.00* (GBP)
Time by train: 35mins

By Air

London City Airport (LCY)
Distance: 12.4 MI / 19.96 KM West to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): £45.00* (GBP)
Time by taxi: 52 Minutes
Train Charge (one way): £10.00* (GBP)
Time by train: 1HR

By Train

Station Name: Victoria Station
Distance: 2.5 MI / 4.02 KM West to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: £10.00* (GBP)

Subway Station Name: Gloucester Road
Distance: 0.5 MI / 0.8 KM West to Hotel

* All travel times and fairs are approximate. Please check detail with our concierge.


Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand with more than 370 hotels in nearly 60 countries around the world. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveller who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, fine dining plus fitness and leisure facilities.

We understand that guests feel better when they are relaxed, so we have introduced Sleep Advantage to ensure a great nights sleep. To enhance the sleep experience we have introduced upgraded bedding, dedicated quiet zones, guaranteed wake up calls and award winning aromatherapy products.

Crowne Plaza’s The Place to Meet program allows meeting planners to custom tailor their events to best suit their needs and meet their goals. The Place To Meet offers generously appointed meetings, conference and events facilities. Featuring stylish interiors, Crowne Plaza offers a wide variety of modern and individual meeting venues. So, whether you’re arranging a conference, product launch, or looking for a venue for training purposes, Crowne Plaza is the ideal choice for any event.

Our recent refresh of all Crowne Plaza hotels means you’ll enjoy more consistency and new amenities to enhance your stay at all of our locations across the globe. Our employees have renewed their commitment to providing you with the best service, focusing on your needs for a successful business trip or a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

You will notice the difference as soon as you see our new logo and sign outside. You’ll notice the new dramatic lighting, landscaping and design features including outdoor seating that greet you when you arrive. And from the moment you step into our lobby, you’ll be pleased to know the changes continue inside as well. There are the stylish new touches, a signature organic scent and sounds from some of your favourite artists. And there’s the guaranteed warm welcome with our improved check-in experience which is now even faster.

Even better, all this is backed up by genuine service. Every member of our staff has gone through new service training that focuses on your genuine needs so when you stay, you can stay impressed.

And so to your refreshed room. Our comfortable beds are complemented with crisp, white linens and a menu of individually marked soft and firm pillows so you can choose the level of support you prefer and stay picky. We’ve also refreshed the bathroom experience with new curved shower rails and curtains for a more spacious, fresh feel. And we know you’ll love our premium bath products.

All these changes are designed to make you feel more comfortable and calm. Because we understand you’re at your best when you can just relax and be yourself. And at Crowne Plaza you always can.

Crowne Plaza is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, over 4,500 hotels and more than 645,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®


The nearest underground station is Gloucester road Station, District, Circle and Piccadilly lines are all running from the Station.

The Natural History Museum is located about 10 minutes walk from the hotel, as soon as you come out of the Hotel make left, stay on Cromwell road and the Museum will be on your left Hand-side The Science Museum is located just behind the Natural History Museum.

From Gloucester road station, you can take the Piccadilly line (northbound) five stops to Piccadilly Circus station.

0630-1000 Mon-Fri
0730-1130 Sat-Sun

The hotel doesn't have a car park but guests can park their cars at the NCP car park, underneath the Holiday Inn Forum 97 hotel, Cromwell road.

The nearest Starbucks is just on Gloucester road, in front of Gloucester Road Station

The nearest English pub who serves nice fish and chips will be Hereford Arms past Gloucester road Station in the left Hand side

The nearest supermarket is Waitrose and is just across the road and opens from 08:00 till 21:00 from Mon to Fri and from 12:00 to 18:00 on Sundays.

The nearest hairdresser to the hotel is Hair by Alan D, located just past the underground station on the left hand side.

Boots is located just across from the hotel on Gloucester road

The nearest bus stop to the Hotel is Bus number 74 towards, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Marble arch or Baker Street.

Our gym is well equipped with several treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and weights. It is open from 0530 until 1130

Our hotel interior is non-smoking but guests are welcome to smoke in our private one-acre garden at the rear of the hotel.

Wireless is free for all guests staying with one of our executive packages. In addition, we offer free wireless to all Priority Club Gold and Platinum members.

Air conditioning and heating is available in all rooms.

Every room in the hotel is equipped with a hair dryer.

A range of adaptors, converters and chargers are available from the concierge.