K+K Hotel George in London Kensington
Walking to the major museums and parks is an easy exercise due to the hotel's central location. Also Earls Court underground station is only one block from the hotel and offers excellent connections to reach many city highlights within a short ride. Only 2 stops by underground or a leisurely 25 minute walk to South Kensington take you to 3 of the best museums in London and what's more - the entrance is free.
Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and the Serpentine Gallery
A 20 minute walk will lead you to Kensington Gardens, one of the many beautiful parks of London and famous as Diana Princess of Wales? former residence ? Kensington Palace. The Serpentine Gallery is also situated within the park and always worth a visit.
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871 and is one of the most famous performing art venues in the world. The 8000 capacity venue hosts over 300 events a year, the most famous of which is the Proms, held every summer. A 20 minute walk from the hotel.
An Oyster Card, which can be purchased from the station ticket office or the hotel reception desk, is the most cost-efficient method of using London public transport.
Buses: Buses are easy to use with an Oyster Card, with key routes passing close to our hotel. Some of the more useful connections are as follows:
Bus C1: Westfield Shopping centre, Kensington Museums, Knightsbridge, Victoria station.
Bus C3: Chelsea Harbour, Wandsworth Bridge, Clapham Junction station.
Bus 74: Knightsbridge (Harrods), Hyde Park, Oxford Street & Baker Street.
Bus 430: Putney, Kensington Museums.
Bus 328: Kensington High Street, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill, Golders Green.
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Bus 9: Hammersmith to Somerset House in Aldwych via Kensington High Street, the Royal Albert Hall, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park corner, Trafalgar Square often using the old traditional and much loved Routemaster buses.
Bikes: Discover this vibrant, dynamic, metropolitan city on bicycle.London's Barclays Cycle Hire (often called Boris bikes) comprises a system of 6,000 bikes available for hire at over 400 locations (the first 30 minutes are free). Casual users can swipe their credit card. See www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling for more. Closest location to the hotel is Trebovir Road – a 2 minute walk away.
Visit London’s royal palaces or explore London’s central riverside with one of the many cycling tours available. If cycling doesn’t appeal, why not step into the real Diagon Alley and other magical locations with the Harry Potter walking tour or experience the sinister and ghostly side of London by following in the bloody footsteps of Jack the Ripper. For further information on both cycling and walking tours, visit www.viator.com – London walking and biking tours or contact reception.
Guests arriving with their own bicycles can use the hotels own secure bike rack for free, located in our secure underground car park.
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