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Finding a Good Hotel in Kensington

By: Phineas Gray
Category : Travel
April 29, 2013

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So, you are planning a trip to London and you want the best but most reasonably priced hotel to stay at. Most people are aware that London is one of the most expensive cities around the world and it can cost a great deal of money to take vacation there. However, it is always worth a visit just for the experience, as London is steeped in history and culture, with architecture dating back to the Norman invasion. There are hundreds of things to see and do in London and while most of those things do cost money, you can also do plenty for free.


London is awash with parks and open spaces, despite being a very populous and seemingly congested place. You can spend a sunny afternoon in St James' park, Regents park, Green Park, Hyde park, Holland park or Kensington park. They are all within easy reach of many of the major London attractions, such as London zoo, the London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, the Millennium bridge, or the Albert Hall. You can also hop on a bus to theatre land and catch a show.


So, what exactly should you look for in a good hotel? Clearly, for most people, budget will be the key factor in which hotel they choose. If your trip is for a week or two you would probably need to find a hotel that offers room service, maid service and daily cleaning, free Wi-Fi and possibly free parking, depending on if you have a car or hire a car at any point.


Budget, Prices and Things to do

As well as price, you should also get a complimentary breakfast from the hotel every morning, but you may also require an evening meal. Therefore, having a bar and a restaurant is also important for those moments when you fancy a night in. Hotels in Kensington are very close to local amenities, such as Harrod's - for shopping, the Albert Hall - for concerts and live music, and it's also a short bus ride from the west end where you can eat, drink and go to the theatre.


Taking a trip to London for the first time can seem like both an exciting and daunting experience. Tourists are unaccustomed to the differences in accents that they hear in London, because there are many Europeans living and working there. It can seem confusing at first, but the city is a welcoming place and on a sunny day it is a beautiful experience to sit in the park with a picnic and just watch the world go by. If you stay in a London hotel they may also offer a picnic lunch, so ask at the concierge desk for prices.


To find information about hotels in Kensington contact the City Continental Kensington to find out about their accommodation, prices and services.