Cheap hotels near Kensington Palace in London, United Kingdom

Situated inside the western edge of Kensington Gardens, the handsome Kensington Palace has been an official residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.

Notable residents have included Princess Diana, who lived at Kensington Palace from 1981 until her death in 1997, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Harry is expected to move into the palace in 2013.

Visitors may tour Kensington Palace’s State Rooms. If you go, be sure to set aside time to enjoy the gardens and view the swans swimming in the nearby fountain. For complete visitor information, visit the palace’s Web site.

The closest tube stations are Queensway, Bayswater, or High Street Kensington.

Hotels near Kensington Palace: There are plenty of inexpensive hotels close to Kensington Palace, particularly in the Bayswater neighborhood and around Paddington Station, although quality does vary so do your research. 

Editor's Pick
Vicarage Hotel, London

Address 10 Vicarage Gate (Kensington)

A simple B&B in sought-after Kensington, the Vicarage Hotel is not exactly Cheapo, but worth the splurge for travelers looking for a homey spot and a sought-after location.


No online booking

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Latvian Guest House, London

Address 72 Queensborough Terrace (Bayswater)

The Latvian Guest House is a surprising and somewhat hidden budget hotel, offering 16 simple but well-maintained guestrooms a quick walk from Hyde Park.

7.8 Guest Rating

Notting Hill Gate Hotel, London

Address 7 Clanricarde Gardens (Bayswater)

The Notting Hill Gate hotel is a basic three-star property with a fashionable location and great proximity to Hyde Park.

7.1 Guest Rating

Astor Quest, London

Address 45 Queensborough Terrace,Bayswater (Bayswater)

The 100-bed Astor Quest Hostel is a basic hostel geared toward the young, unfussy backpacker. It's not the lap of luxury, but it benefits from a social atmosphere, great location near Hyde Park and affordable rates.

7.7 Guest Rating


No online booking

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Caring Hotel, London

5Caring Hotel

2 star star

Address 24 Craven Hill Gardens (Bayswater)

The Caring Hotel is a friendly, no-frills affair—a pleasant, inexpensive option among some of the fancier, pricier hotels near Hyde Park.

8.0 Guest Rating

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