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  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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You’ll be centrally located in London with a stay at Thistle Kensington Gardens, minutes from Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Hyde Park and Royal Albert Hall.


Make yourself at home in one of the 175 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Thistle Kensington Gardens
104 Bayswater Road
London, W2 3HL United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 2453 Reviews
Great location, nice hotel
Reviewed 5 hours ago

Ideally located next to Kensington Gardens. Within a 15 minute walk of the Royal Albert Hall. Hotel is in great condition, nice welcoming staff, and good view from my room. Breakfast was nice. Overall, a great night's stay.

Lovely hotel
Reviewed 22 hours ago

Stayed here on a recent trip to London to visit the Chelsea Flower Show. It’s an easy walk from Paddington station and there are bus stops virtually at the front door. In fact one of the hop on hop off tour buses stops directly outside.

We were welcomed by two lovely receptionists, both were very friendly and informative. We had booked a deluxe twin which was lovely and clean, there was only one set of towels on the first night but this was rectified for our subsequent nights. We had a lovely view overlooking Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park which are both just across the street.

The choice at breakfast was fabulous, there was pretty much everything you could think of and it was all help yourself. The evening meal menu was a little limited and although the head waiter was very friendly he seemed to struggle to understand English, though it could have been our northern accents.

I would definitely consider using this hotel again especially if going back to the Chelsea Flower show, as going there by bus from the front door was so easy and only took 45 mins with one change of bus.

Great location in London
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent location
Lovely hotel near underground
and Kensington Gardens
Clean, great breakfast, lobby social area,
Don’t let the outside Petrie station deter you
It’s a great facility, in a great location

Review of Thistle
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Thistle was in an excellent location. Extremely quiet and located to all amenities. There is a petro station located below the hotel which was not an issue but took away from the experience. Thanks.

new and nice hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

it is nice located and easy to access subway stations. the kensington palace and park is across the street. walking a few minutes you can access all kind of foods including Chinese cuisines. nice and clean room and nice service from the staff.