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Frequently asked questions
What should a history buff expect from a stay in Kensington?
Those in search of a tour of the local history should consider a trip to Kensington. And while you’re here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums. You can also take some time in this vibrant area to enjoy the picturesque gardens.
What's the best accommodation in Kensington to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Royal Albert Hall is a short walk away. Other choices near historic sites include 54 Queens Gate Hotel and Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London.
How many historical hotels are located in Kensington?
In Kensington, you’ll find 1805 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 162 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Kensington?
Kensington is notable for landmarks like Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, and Tower House. Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Science Museum. Other popular sights include Hyde Park and Kensington High Street.
What is a historic hotel like in Kensington?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll enjoy a vacation in a place that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the public spaces and guestrooms of these historic hotels in Kensington, giving a sense of history.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The physical building and architecture of historic hotels are generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value as well as how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Kensington have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities, and the amenities found in most hotels should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Kensington, you won’t find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.