Looking to feel at home in London’s swankiest borough? Here’s my unfiltered review of The Resident Kensington.
When it comes to places to stay in London there’s no neighbourhood quite like Kensington. But while you’re busy soaking up the cobbled stoned streets and old city charm of London, you’ll want nothing more than to come back to someplace that feels like home, welcome to The Resident Kensington.
A stone’s throw from Earl’s Court, the Resident’s apartment-style abode will make you feel like a local from the moment you walk in.
The Edwardian townhouse keeps all rooms fit with a kitchenette, microwave and refrigerator and is in close proximity to Kensington’s famous museums, parks and palaces.
My partner and I paid a visit for a little staycation and here’s all we got up to!
Once we were greeted at check-in, it was time to check out the suite.
The Resident Kensington has 65 rooms all designed to make you feel at home. The neutral toned spaces come fit with a coffee machine, microwave, fridge, TV and snuggly sofa.
One of the best things about The Resident Kensinton is most certainly the area. Save ample time for exploring and living the West London life.
The staff is also super friendly and knowlegdable when it comes to recommendations (which I highly suggest for lunch and dinner) so be sure to drop by reception before heading out.
They also partner with several local businesses to offer discounted services to guests (such as London tourist attractions and gyms).
You can order breakfast to your room, but I highly suggest paying a visit to Paul’s just down the road.
Things to do in Kensington
Like I said, you’ll definitely want to block off some time during your stay here to explore the area. Here are some things to get up to in Kensington:
• Visit the Natural History Museum
• Or get geeky at The Science Museum
• Stroll through Holland Park
• Have a royal Kensington Brunch
• Roam Kensington Gardens (and Kensington Palace)
• Wander Hyde Park
• Admire Brompton Cemetery
And oh so much more!
Final Thoughts on The Resident Kensington
Although we ony stayed for a night my time at The Resident felt like the getaway I never knew I needed.
It’s oh-too-easy to forget to explore your own backyard, but if there’s any West London teaches you, it’s that there’s always a little magic to be found in London.
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, I highly suggest calling The Resident your home for the evening. As long as you don’t forget to call Kensington your home for the day.
I was a guest of The Resident Kensington but all opinions are my own.
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