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“Steeped in history and bursting with culture, London has something for everyone”

Steeped in history and bursting with culture, London has something for everyone. From the city’s striking architecture, to its instantly recognisable landmarks and vast diverse cultural offering, there is no other city like London. It is one of the world’s premier holiday destinations. For a city break or extended holiday in England’s capital, The Milestone Hotel located within the esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the perfect choice. As part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, expect unrivalled service and beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites and long-stay residences. Each individually designed with unique character and charm.

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The Milestone Hotel, London

Enjoy a luxurious stay at The Milestone Hotel within the esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, minutes from the Royal Albert Hall and with easy access to the West End. Voted the second best hotel in London, and third best City hotel in Europe by Travel + Leisure, The Milestone Hotel is also one of the Leading Luxury Hotels of the World. With an illustrious history extending back to 1689 and once home to Ambassadors and Barons. The exquisite 5* Grade II Listed Milestone Hotel is now part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection meaning unrivalled service and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites are a given. A stay at The Milestone Hotel transports you back to an era when luxury and courtesy were a way of life for wealthy Londoners. Each room is a work of art rich in colour and style. Adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and rare artworks, your room or suite at The Milestone Hotel will truly become a home away from home. Moreover, the fact that no two rooms or suites are alike, further adds to the charm and character of this unique and elegant Hotel. With many rooms and suites boasting wonderful views overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, the Conservatory Courtyard, or Kensington Court, some of London’s most beautiful attractions lay beyond your window.

For an extended stay in London, or a short stay with family we highly recommend the Residences combining the space and authenticity of renting a private home with the service, facilities and security of a five star hotel. Six luxury two or three bedroom residences can comfortably accommodate up to 5-6 guests. Located opposite Kensington Palace, each residence has direct access through the hotel or may be accessed via your own private entrance. Enjoy 24 hour room service, twice daily housekeeping service, full Concierge service, complimentary use of the Health Club, a grocery shopping service and use of The Milestone Hotel’s chauffeur, in addition to the usual amenities that you would receive were you to stay in a room or suite. As one of London’s only fully serviced hotel residences enjoy effortless living and experience London like a true local. Contact us today to discuss the Residences in more detail.

Aside from the spectacular elegantly appointed rooms, suites, and residences, The Milestone Hotel also houses an exquisite fine dining restaurant, oratory, conservatory and bar. Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston’s is The Milestone Hotel’s elegant restaurant specialising in exquisite British cuisine. The dishes on the menu are influenced by Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection who has a particular passion for food. Whilst the impressive wine list includes over 300 expertly selected vintages for you to savour. For those special occasions and intimate private dinners, The Oratory, with its ornate vaulted ceiling and wood panelling, is perfect. And should afternoon tea be at the top of our bucket list whilst in London, you can enjoy The Milestone Hotel’s legendary afternoon tea from within The Conservatory. Last but certainly not least on an evening after dinner, the Stables Bar, paying homage to horse-racing history is an ideal choice. Combining high quality drinks with world-class service, this intimate hideaway is the perfect place to unwind after dark. Cigars are also available upon request.

With exceptional facilities, beautiful rooms, and stunning surrounds, The Milestone Hotel is the perfect choice for a luxury holiday in one of the world’s most spectacular holiday destinations.

  • No. 2 Best Hotels in London – Travel + Leisure World’s Best’ Awards, 2017
  • No. 3 Best City Hotel in Europe – Travel + Leisure World’s Best’ Awards, 2017
  • Member of The Leading Hotels of the World
  • Perfect Location in the heart Kensington
  • Rooms, Suites and Residences
  • Cheneston’s Restaurant, The Oratory, The Conservatory, and Stables Bar

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Check-in Time: 14:00
56 Deluxe Rooms & Suites
Check-out Time: 12:00
Cheneston’s Restaurant
Located in Kensington
Spa, Pool and Fitness Centre

Sample London Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Indulge in a sumptuous breakfast at The Milestone Hotel as you prepare for your first full day in London. Ideally located between central London’s Knightsbridge and Kensington districts, the boutique 5-star Milestone Hotel Kensington is perfectly situated near some of London’s most incredible attractions. Take a stroll through Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace. Walk up the steps to the Albert Memorial and take in the contemporary art and architecture at the Serpentine Galleries. Over in the Diana Playground, kids will enjoy the huge wooden pirate ship, trail, and play sculptures inspired by the adventures of Peter Pan. Exit the park near Hyde Park Corner tube station and within minutes you will find yourself at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence and a working royal palace. Make sure you explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring.

Return to the your elegantly appointed room at The Milestone Hotel, and freshen up before a delicious afternoon tea in the Conservatory. Afternoon tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form at The Milestone which was recently highly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2017. Here, afternoon tea is a treat in more ways than one with a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, as well as a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macaroons. Peruse the extensive tea menu, or perhaps enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate the occasion as you take in the fine surroundings and experience the superior service for which The Milestone is renowned.

Afterwards, take a 15 minute stroll towards the Natural History Museum. Perfect for all the family, uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals. Alternatively, you may prefer the Victoria & Albert Museum, on Cromwell Road housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Victoria & Albert Museum is undoubtedly the world’s leading museum of art and design, and on Friday’s the museum is open until 22:00.

For dinner, we recommend Nobu London for Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, popular with A-list celebrities. However for an experience amongst the stars, why not visit The Shard? Situated on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong takes its inspiration from the dishes served in the imperial palaces of what was then Peking. It is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong. Whilst Aqua Shard located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breathtaking views from its restaurant, private dining rooms and a spectacular three-storey high atrium bar.

Day 2 

Enjoy a second gourmet breakfast at The Milestone Hotel before exploring more of London’s incredible sites. Walk to High Street Kensington tube station and take the Circle line to Westminster tube station. Here you will find a myriad of attractions to suit travellers of all ages an interests. For those interested in politics and history, the Westminster Abbey, a royal church and world heritage site may be of interest. Along with Big Ben, and the Palace of Westminster. For those with young children, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the Coca-Cola London Eye would undoubtedly be popular. However you spend the next few hours be sure to take lots of photos.  For a quick healthy lunch on the go stop by Pret a Manger, a firm favourite amongst Londoners, so much so there is almost one on every corner! Pret creates handmade freshly prepared food and organic coffee, with lots of Vegan and Vegetarian options available.

Take the District line from Westminster tube station to St Paul’s tube station. St Paul’s Cathedral, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral’s awe-inspiring interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history. Then after exploring the cathedral and the surrounding area take the Central line back in the opposite direction to Queensway tube station, approximately ten minutes away on foot from The Milestone Hotel. After two busy days of sightseeing you have definitely earned a well deserved spa visit at the hotel, before tonight’s entertainment.

Start your evening at the Stables Bar within The Milestone Hotel. Indulge in exceptional cocktails, wines, and small plates, before either watching a performance at the Royal Albert Hall located nearby, or a theatre show in London’s iconic West End. No trip to London is complete without seeing a live performance. And London has some of the best plays, musicals, and musicians in the world. Afterwards, return to your beautiful room, suite or residence and order room service, as your second full day draws to a close.

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