The most beautiful hostel in Central London, the newest addition to the Astor Family is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard.
Helping Astor Hostels to win an Award for 3rd best hostel group in the World, this hostel in South Kensington is a striking building in one of London’s most pretty neighbourhoods.
The best budget accommodation in walking distance of Kensington Gardens and The Serpentine, close to the Royal Albert Hall, the New Kensington Palace Museum, Princess Diana Memorial and minutes walk from the Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums.
The hostel has a vibrant atmosphere, where you can relax peacefully upstairs or party hard downstairs! With 24-hour reception, free safes available, free Wi-Fi and a host of other amenities your stay is guaranteed to be great.
A traditional English pub beautifully refurbed for 2011. Now offering double, twin, and shared 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms. Situated within walking distance of all tourist attractions including Hyde Park, Oxford St, Soho, Covent Garden, Notting Hill and Portobello markets. We pride ourselves on the safe, clean and fun environment we provide for all our guests at great value for money. The pub serves excellent freshly cooked food which you can get at a discounted rate as our guest. The free breakfast is great, no boring continental breakfast - a full cooked English breakfast served down in the bar every day! We take a £20 deposit at check in for linen and keys. At check out this is fully refunded to the guest with the return of both keys and linen.
Located on the edge of beautiful Regents Park and only a short stroll away from Madame Tussaud's and London Zoo, The Phoenix is a newly renovated hostel located in the heart of London.
Whether you plan to indulge in London's shopping Mecca of Oxford Circus or choose to hang out at one of Camden's many eclectic pubs and world famous market or simply prefer a leisurely stroll through Hyde or Regents Parks - we are within easy walking distance of each.
At the Phoenix hostel we have endeavored to provide you with a laid back, friendly, fun, clean, and safe place to stay during your trip to London.
Kensington Gardens Distance: 0.7 miTourist Information Kensington Road London, United Kingdom SW7 5
Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. It is shared between the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, lying within western central London. The park covers an area of 111ha. The open spaces of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park together form an almost continuous "green lung" in the heart of London between Kensington and Westminster.Kensington Gardens are Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.Background and locationKensington Gardens are generally regarded as being the western extent of the neighbouring Hyde Park from which they were originally taken, with West Carriage Drive and the Serpentine Bridge forming the boundary between them. The Gardens are fenced and more formal than Hyde Park. Kensington Gardens are open only during the hours of daylight, whereas Hyde Park is open from 5 am until midnight all year round, which includes many hours of darkness.Kensington Gardens were long regarded as smarter than Hyde Park because of its more private character around Kensington Palace. However, in the late 1800s, Hyde Park was considered the more "fashionable" of the two because of its location nearer to Park Lane and Knightsbridge, adjoining the entrance to central London opposite Wellington Arch and was therefore more crowded.
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and one of its Royal Parks. The park is the largest of four that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace and on through Saint James's Park to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. The park is divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water.The park is contiguous with Kensington Gardens which are often assumed to be part of Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens has been separate since 1728, when Queen Caroline divided them. Hyde Park covers 142 hectares (350 acres) and Kensington Gardens covers 111 hectares (275 acres), giving a total area of 253 hectares (625 acres), making their combined area larger than the Principality of Monaco (196ha), though smaller than the Bois de Boulogne in Paris (845 hectares, or 2090 acres), New York City's Central Park (341ha), and Dublin's Phoenix Park (707 hectares, or 1,750 acres). To the southeast, outside the park, is Hyde Park Corner. During daylight, the two parks merge seamlessly into each other but Kensington Gardens closes at dusk and Hyde Park remains open throughout the year from 5 a.m. until midnight.
The Italian Fountains - Hyde Park Distance: 0.4 miTourist Information Bayswater Road London, United Kingdom W2 2UH
Located just 2 minutes walk from the extensive green area of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Lancaster Gate Hotel is a perfect base for guests who enjoy walking to start exploring the city and reach some of London's iconic landmarks on foot: Kensington Palace, Notting Hill Portobello Market, Albert Memorial, Albert Hall, Marble Arch or Oxford Street are all an enjoyable stroll away.