amenities

  • Deluxe Toiletries
  • Fully Stocked Mini-bars
  • Plush Bath Robes
  • Umbrellas
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Two-Line Direct Telephones
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Selection of Magazines/Books
  • Fax machines and Copiers Available
  • Welcome Drink upon Arrival
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Soap Selection upon Arrival
  • In-room Express Check-out
  • Cable TV Channels/Movies on Demand
  • Mobile Phones for Hire
The Milestone
2 Kensington Court , London England
The Milestone is one of London’s newest and most luxurious hotels. In the heart of Kensington, with unique views of Kensington Palace, it’s the ideal place for business stopover or just plain old pampering. To step into The Milestone Hotel is to enter an era of gracious living and lavish hospitality.

Lavish Hospitality

To step into The Milestone Hotel is to enter an era of gracious living and lavish hospitality. The hotel takes its name from an old cast-iron milestone that still stands within its boundaries. Recently restored to five-star standards of comfort and efficiency, with every thoughtful touch and technological convenience that busy travelers need, it is a welcome arrival on London’s thriving hotel scene.

A house has stood on this site since the late 17th century,
when the Palace was built and royalty put Kensington on the map. The present building, in characteristic Dutch Revival style, dates from the 1880s. The Milestone has undergone a top-to-toe 40 million refurbishment. There are 57 suites and bedrooms; many overlooking Kensington Gardens and the Palace Cheneston´s Restaurant offers superb cuisine and wine cellar of outstanding quality. Rooms and suites are all individually designed and decorated with objects personally gathered by the owner from around the world.

 

Superb Amenities

Voice mail, faxes, scanners, copiers, mobile-phone rental and other office facilities are available, as one would expect. But what really sets the hotel apart is the unashamed pampering: tea, sherry or champagne on arrival, depending on the time of day; soaps from top perfumers including Penhaligon´s; fresh fruit and flowers, scented rose petals, a floating votive candle and
hot-water bottle at bedtime; plus 24-hour butler service for the suite guests.

 

Cheneston´s Restaurant

Cheneston´s Restaurant offers fine dining, International European cuisine and the adjoining Oratory for semi-private dining. The Park Lounge, an elegant drawing room with panoramic views of Kensington Gardens, offers 24-hour service plus the delights of a Traditional English Afternoon Tea,
served daily. Alternatively, relax and meet friends in the traditional English club, The Stables Bar, which overlooks a landscaped terrace.

The hotel was meticulously restored in 1991 to English Heritage standards. There are 45 deluxe guest rooms and 12 luxurious suites, many with elegant antique furnishings.

 

The Perfect Location

And all this is available in one of the leafiest parts of London, still residential in feel yet within quick and easy reach of air and rail links.

The Milestone is directly opposite the Royal Family’s Kensington Palace and boasts panoramic views of Kensington Gardens and the Royal Parklands. The historic 19th century hotel is within walking distance to Kensington High Street’s elegant shopping district, and near The Royal Albert Hall. The West End, London’s vibrant and avant-garde theatre district, is just five minutes away by taxi, and Heathrow Airport is 30 minutes away.

 

Getting There

Airport: Gatwick Via Gatwick Express from Victoria Train Station (30 minutes)
Heathrow via Piccadilly to High Street Kensington Station (40 minutes)
Airport Transportation or Private Car upon Request

Underground: High Street Kensington District Line (5 minutes)
Notting Hill Gate (10 minutes)
Knightsbridge Station (15 minutes)
British Rail: Victoria Station (15 minutes by taxi)
Paddington Station (10 minutes by taxi)
Waterloo Station (20 minutes by taxi)

 

Exercise

The Center is an exercise, relaxation and fitness club offering guests a fully equipped gym, cardiovascular equipment, weights, sauna and Jacuzzi.

 

Nearby Attractions

Royal Albert Hall
Royal College of Organists
Kensington Hight Street
West End Theatres
Marble Arch
Holland Park
Victoria and Albert Museum
Walking Distance to Harrods
Royal College of Music
Speaker’s Corner
Kensington Palace
Portobello Road
Royal College of Art
Natural History and Science Museum
Knightsbridge
Kensington Gardens
Hyde Park
Imperial College