The Bailey’s Hotel London
What We Love
- Charming Victorian building, complete with stained glass windows and a sweeping central staircase
- Plush, English heritage–style rooms, with dark wood furniture and oversize lamps
- Cocktails in the swank Olives Bar by the open fireplace
What To Know
- A 10-minute walk from some of London's best museums, a short stroll to Hyde Park and a block from Gloucester Road tube station
- Free WiFi in Luxury Rooms; special rate of $16 per 24-hour access in Classic and Deluxe rooms
- Most guestrooms come with a bathtub
- 24-hour room service
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In swank South Kensington, a 10-minute stroll from some of London’s best museums (Natural History, Science, Victoria and Albert), Millennium Bailey’s is an elegant hotel in a magnificently restored Victorian townhouse. Built in 1876, it has plenty of period features, including stained glass windows, a grand, sweeping staircase that spirals up all five floors and antique gilt-framed pictures dotted along the corridors.
Bed and Bath
Guest rooms are an elegant blend of contemporary and traditional; some feature pale cream tones, while others have heritage sofas, lavender-hued pillows and dark wooden trunks; thick curtains keep the rooms cozy and quiet. Plants and oversize antique-style lamps create a calm vibe, and the sumptuous bed linens make for a blissful night’s sleep. Luxury Rooms come with huge fluffy bathrobes plus free tea and coffee making facilities and all rooms have large flat-screen TVs. Most bathrooms come with a tub plus house brand toiletries, and the minibar is purposefully left empty so you can stock it yourself, although housekeeping is happy to fill it on request.
The heritage theme continues throughout the hotel, even in the gold-framed Victorian elevators. Ceilings are high and feature ornate 19th-century cornices, giving the public spaces a stately feel, while quaint touches like antique luggage trunks set a historic tone. The atmospheric Olives Bar and Restaurant (split in two by an open fireplace) is painted gray and gold; at night it’s a great place to enjoy a candlelit tipple or a bite from the à la carte Italian menu. Breakfast is also served here; expect a hearty selection of hot food, mini-pastries and juices. Alternatively head to the Bugis Brasserie, which is located in the Millennium Gloucester (the sister hotel next door) for Asian cuisine.
In the Area
Three of London’s most iconic museums are all a 10-minute walk away: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. They’re all free to enter seven days a week and open until 10:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month. The area is packed with places to eat; for a taste of Italy head to Da Mario on Gloucester Road, or pick up an afternoon treat at the Kensington branch of the Hummingbird Bakery. There are plenty of traditional English pubs to choose from too. The Hereford Arms, which was once a haunt of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, is a top choice for its selection of ales and best-of-British menu. The hotel is a block from Gloucester Road tube station (on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines); Oxford Circus, Westminster and the South Bank are all within a 20-minute ride.
How to Get There
We took our 9 year old Grandson to sight see and to Harry Potter Studios.
It was great, staff were great rooms were spot on and roomy.
The older English gentleman running the restaurant was outstanding, made an effort to ensure everything was perfect for everyone.
Car parking next door in Milennium was expensive £40 a day but lots of CCTV so we knew car was safe.
Ideal location opposite tube, hop on hop off buses available opposite. Very close to museums. Lots of eating venues very close by. Recommend ‘Ask Italian’ across road.
Breakfast was excellent plenty of choice and selection.
Will definitely stay here again.
I stayed for 2 nights at The Bailey's this week and can 100% recommend this hotel. Every element of my stay from the check in process to the hotel staff service to the room facilities in particular the fabulously comfortable bed was perfect. Can't wait till me next stay ❤
the single room is a bit small given the price, but tell them that you are two people and you get a slightly larger room. Great amenities and the staff is incredibly helpful with all queries. The restaurant is comfortable and serves delicious food. Even on the lower floors there is virtually no street noise as they have triple glazed windows.