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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric London hotel near Natural History Museum


In Kensington

Occupying a row of sumptuous Victorian townhouses in Kensington, this London hotel offers an enviable location 2 blocks from the Natural History Museum and 3 blocks from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Hotel gym

This property's stately façade opens to a French-inspired interior with an open fire; guests can utilize the 24-hour gym, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Refrigerator in room

The 215 guestrooms are traditionally appointed with gleaming wood furnishings and pinstriped walls; Italian marble bathrooms include heated towel racks; rooms include refrigerators, flat-screen televisions, premium bedding, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This London hotel's French-inspired lobby features original oil paintings, fresco ceilings, Napoleon statues, leather furniture, an open fireplace, and stained-glass windows. Scoff & Banter Kensington offers British classics served straight up or with a twist. A full breakfast is available for a surcharge.

The hotel's 24-hour fitness room is equipped with 5 cardiovascular machines, a television, and complimentary towels. Guests can rent mobile phones, which operate throughout the city. Business guests can use the 24-hour business center with 12 meeting/conference rooms, audio-visual equipment, and fax machine. Banquet facilities are also available. The hotel has 24-hour room service, complimentary wireless Internet access, currency exchange, and multilingual staff. Service dogs are allowed. This is a smoke-free property (public areas and guestrooms).

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Concierge services 
  • Total number of rooms - 215 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference center 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 12 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Climate control 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 

Where to Eat

Scoff & Banter Kensington - Located in fashionable South Kensington, perfect for the great museums, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, Scoff & Banter Kensington is set in the beautiful old Vanderbilt family mansion. Enjoy a cocktail in the bar with its wooden, chequered flooring and eclectic mix of furniture, before heading into the light and airy restaurant with its unusual objects d'art and exposed, industrial features. The newly refurbished restaurant merges traditional and modern features.

Please check the Rooms and Rates page to see which rates include breakfast.

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Only service dogs are allowed


Hotel Name

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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