Hotel Features. Renovated in August 2007, the Derby Hotel Kensington occupies a five-storey townhouse, with private garden. The hotel offers laundry services and wireless Internet access in public areas (surcharge). The property has a meeting room which can accommodate six people. Business services are available. Multilingual staff are on hand at the 24-hour front desk to assist with travel arrangements and bookings for theatres, restaurants, and museums.
Breakfast (surcharge) is served each morning in the breakfast room overlooking the hotel's garden. Although there is no restaurant at the Derby Hotel Kensington, guests receive special discounts at a bar and pizza restaurant across the street. Room service is offered for limited hours.
Guestrooms. The 25 guestrooms have traditional decor with floral fabrics and light wood furnishings. All rooms have electronic door locks and are equipped with satellite television, direct-dial phones, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms are supplied with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.
Expert Tip. London's Natural History Museum is home to huge dinosaur skeletons, among other things. Interactive exhibits explore the modern and prehistoric world. Admission is free and it is only 750 metres from the Derby Hotel Kensington.
Double/Twin Room: One double or two twin beds. Bright, modern decor with patterned fabrics and pale wood furnishings. Direct-dial phone, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, and desk.
Classic Compact Double: One double bed. Bright, modern decor with patterned fabrics and pale wood furnishings. Direct-dial phone, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, and desk.
Triple Room: One double and one twin bed. Bright, modern decor with patterned fabrics and pale wood furnishings. Direct-dial phone, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, and desk.
Quad: One double and two twin beds. Bright, modern decor with patterned fabrics and pale wood furnishings. Direct-dial phone, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, and desk.
From London Heathrow Airport (LHR):
Distance to the Derby Hotel Kensington is 20 miles, approximately 50 minutes' drive.
Getting there. The airport is on the Piccadilly line of the Underground, which runs directly to Earl's Court underground station. The Heathrow Express runs to Paddington Station every 15 minutes and costs approximately 14 GBP. Paddington Station is connected to Earl's Court underground station via the Circle line. The journey to central London takes approximately one hour, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one-day travel pass costs 6.30 GBP, including travel to Heathrow (in zone 6). Black taxis cost approximately 50 GBP to central London. Coaches operate to London Victoria and the rest of the UK, and the airport is also served by local buses. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The London Underground (Tube) and buses are the easiest ways to travel within London. Single tickets are expensive, but an electronic Oyster card offers a cheaper fare. Oyster cards can be purchased from ticket offices for 3 GBP (refundable). Daily or weekly travel passes are the most economical way to travel, and are valid on buses, trams, trains, and DLR, as well as on the Underground. Black taxis are available on the streets, but can be expensive. Driving is not recommended for visitors and a congestion charge zone is in operation in central London.
- Concierge services Laundry facilities
- Suitable for children Internet public area - surcharge
- Airport transportation (fees apply) Room service (limited hours)
- Breakfast services Business services
- Parking nearby Meeting room (small groups)
- Dry cleaning service Elevator/lift
- Internet public area - wireless
Room Amenities: , , • Direct-dial phone • Complimentary toiletries • Cribs (infant beds) available
High Street Kensington (shopping): 500 metres| Earl's Court Exhibition Centre: 500 metres| Natural History Museum: 750 metres| Olympia Exhibition Centre: 750 metres| Harrods department store: 1 mile| Buckingham Palace: 2 miles| Westminster Abbey: 2 miles| Oxford Street (shopping): 2 miles| Trafalgar Square (monument): 2 miles| Houses of Parliament: 2 miles|
London Hotels - Derby Hotel Kensington