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A Room of One's Own

It doesn't matter whether you're a young professional en route to your next business meeting in the City or an international tourist looking for a base to explore Kensington, Chelsea, and the West End. We have a bedroom for every personality at our eclectic hotel.

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Cigar bar at Ellen Kensington

Ellen Bar

Relax with the people who matter most in our cool, contemporary cocktail bar.

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Lacquer Room

Food at Ellen is always in colour. We serve up visually striking plates day in day out, combining the best of British ingredients with bold, unexpected Asian flavours. Come gather in our contemporary restaurant for a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

Canary Lounge

Make yourself at home in our contemporary living room, the perfect place to meet for coffee, or while away the hours with a good book.

A Place of Repose

Look good and feel great with some spa therapy in one of our treatment rooms  We can bring out your features in readiness for your upcoming presentation. Or we can help you wind down after an afternoon soaking up the sights and sounds of the city.

London taxi in Kensington

Your springboard to the wonder of the city.

Dive headfirst into the hubbub of culture and history that is London, confident in the knowledge that you'll wake up the next day rested and refreshed with a stay at Ellen. Set at the heart of one of the city's most noteworthy districts, you'll have the West End at your doorstep and a fashionable address to call your own.

Barkston Gardens street sign adjacent to Ellen Kensington

Natural History Museum     0.9 miles away

Get up close to dinosaurs, butterflies, and the mighty blue whale at one of the most extensive natural history collections in the world.

Kensington Palace     1.6 miles away

Marvel at the impressive architecture of Kensington's most extensive and impressive residence, home to the Prince and Princess of Wales.

King's Road, Chelsea     1.7 miles away

Rub shoulders with leading artists and celebrities on this fashionable shopping street running from the Saatchi Gallery to the Thames.

Holland Park    0.6 miles away

Once home to a grand Jacobean house, Holland Park as we know it today is a collection of Dutch, Japanese, and English formal gardens.

Notting Hill & Portobello    1.8 miles away

Renowned worldwide for its Bohemian residents, antique traders, and colourful terraced townhouses, Notting Hill is a must on any trip.

Harrods & Brompton Rd.    1.5 miles away

Nearby Knightsbridge is one of London's two principal retail centres, playing host to one of the best-known department stores in the world.

The West End     3.6 miles away

One of the Western world's two great theatre districts, the area in and around Piccadilly has bright lights aplenty and show tunes to match.

Buckingham Palace    2.7 miles away

Set at the end of Britain's most famous processional route, The Mall, Buckingham Palace is HM King Charles I's primary London residence.

Royal Botanic Gardens     5.1 miles away

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew stands apart from other famous botanical gardens as the largest and most complete in the world.

Camden Town     4.5 miles away

Punk came out of Camden, and it's defined it ever since, influencing the aesthetic of the shops and market stalls lining the Regent's Canal.

Palace of Westminster     3.6 miles away

The undisputed icon of London, Elizabeth Tower stands proud over the Thames, ringing out the hour with its namesake bell, 'Big Ben'.

Covent Garden     3.9 miles away

Once an understated flower market, the Covent Garden Piazza is now a great place to eat before making head for the Royal Opera House.

Tate Britain     2.9 miles away

Besides holding the collect of Turner's works, Tate Britain tells the history of British art from the Pre-Raphaelites to David Hockney.

Battersea Power Station     2.4 miles away

An icon of pop culture, Giles Gilbert Scott's landmark power station is now an upscale shopping mall, the perfect destination for a rainy day.

Westminster Abbey     3.7 miles away

A highly intricate Gothic building described by contemporaries as the 'wonder of the world', England's royal peculiar is not one to miss.

Tower Bridge     5.8 miles away

Don't be deceived by its traditional architecture. Tower Bridge pushed boundaries when it opened, the first bascule bridge in the world.

Barbican Estate     5.2 miles away

Striking brutalist architecture, lush water gardens, and a conservatory filled with exotic plants make the Barbican a photography hotspot.

The National Gallery     3.3 miles away

With representation from artists as diverse in style as Rembrandt, Botticelli, and Van Gogh, the National Gallery is always rewarding.

Borough Market     5.2 miles away

Borough Market is one of London's undisputed hidden gems, lost behind the shadows cast by Southwark Cathedral and The Shard.

St Paul's Cathedral    4.7 miles away

Set amidst the jungle of skyscrapers at the heart of London's skyline, Christopher Wren's masterpiece is a triumph for Baroque architecture.

Royal Albert Hall     1.1 miles away

Experience Classical music like you've never experienced before at the grandiose Royal Albert Hall, home to the last night of the Proms.

Tower of London     5.7 miles away

Behind the walls of London's oldest building you'll find elaborately dressed beefeaters, sinister ravens, and the notorious Crown Jewels.

Richmond Park     4.2 miles away

Surprising as it might be, there's a sprawling deer park at the heart of our city with spectacular and protected views across the skyline.

Soho By Night     3.3 miles away

They call New York the city that never sleeps, but the same goes for London. For clubs, jazz bars, and LGBT venues, Soho's the place to be.

The British Museum     3.9 miles away

Nowhere quite beats the British Museum for diversity of artefacts: its monumental architecture holds the largest collection in the world.

Hyde Park     1.3 miles away

The Albert Memorial, Serpentine Pavilion, and Marble Arch make this inner-city park a cultural attraction insomuch as a natural one.

Little Venice     2.9 miles away

Originally named ironically, Little Venice is now an upmarket enclave of Paddington with regular narrowboat connections to Camden Town.

Maritime Greenwich     9.4 miles away

Walk the Meridian Line, tread the boards of the Cutty Sark, and set foot in the 'Sistine Chapel of the north' at the centre of time itself.

Hampton Court Palace     9.3 miles away

Playing host to Henry VIII and William of Orange, Hampton Court is a palace of two halves, with remarkable Tudor and Baroque elements.

Hampstead Heath     5.4 miles away

For a quiet afternoon, make your way to Hampstead Village for coffee and cake, a dip in the bathing ponds, and walk on the wild heath.

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