The Best Hotels to Book Near the Royal Albert Hall, London
Complement your concert plans at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall with a stay at one of the best hotels nearby | © Kamira / Alamy Stock Photo
The Royal Albert Hall has hosted the world’s most revered musicians, entertainers and performers since it was first opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. For 150 years, this iconic concert hall, with its distinctive architectural style, has graced London’s skyline. So, whether you’re watching the latest chart-toppers live or have tickets to the annual BBC Proms festival, you’ll want to make sure you stay at one of the best hotels near the Royal Albert Hall, bookable on Culture Trip.
The Kensington Hotel
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (983 Reviews)
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Now from $453 per night
Enjoy five-star opulence and the glorious surroundings of a Regency-era mansion when you check into the Kensington Hotel. The Kensington features luxurious rooms and spacious suites, offering ultra-comfortable furnishings alongside Victorian-style wrought-iron fireplaces and freestanding bathtubs. Enjoy afternoon tea before strolling to the Royal Albert Hall for an evening concert; then top off a cultured day in London with a nightcap at the hotel’s super sophisticated K Bar.
The Queen’s Gate Hotel
4.2/5 (690 Reviews)
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Now from $174 per night
If you’re in London to experience live music at the Royal Albert Hall, then complete the experience with a stay at the Queen’s Gate Hotel. Situated a short stroll around the corner from London’s most famous concert venue, the Queen’s Gate offers 90 plush rooms inside a historic Victorian townhouse. You can enjoy a classic British-style afternoon tea complete with scones, jam, cream and sandwiches on the hotel’s heated veranda, or sip on pre-show cocktails and champagne at the Q Bar & Restaurant before an evening at the Proms.
Luxury, Chain Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel
4.4/5 (1483 Reviews)
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Now from $206 per night
Museum-goers will want to book into the Rembrandt Hotel, an Edwardian-style hotel with an unbeatable location opposite the entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Stroll along the street and you’ll soon reach the Natural History Museum, while the Royal Albert Hall is just a 10-minute walk away. The Rembrandt offers guests the chance to stay in modern hotel rooms, which were built by Harrods as luxury apartments in the early 20th century. They’ve been seriously updated and improved, providing four-star comfort and luxury in Kensington.
4.4/5 (990 Reviews)
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Now from $123 per night
Have you ever wanted to live the lavish lifestyle of the Victorian upper classes? Book a stay at the Ashburn Hotel and you can experience what life was like in a 19th-century Kensington townhouse. With just 38 boutique rooms, the Ashburn Hotel offers history, heritage and personalised service to all its guests. Start the day with a full English in the Victorian-style breakfast hall, and enjoy pre-concert drinks in the drawing room before making the 15-minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall.
London Lodge Hotel
4.1/5 (971 Reviews)
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Now from $112 per night
Tucked away on a quiet side street in the centre of Kensington, the London Lodge Hotel offers peace and serenity at the end of a long day of sightseeing in the capital. The small selection of rooms are found within a Victorian townhouse, which dates back to 1880, but while the furnishings and decor are decidedly retro, modern amenities include televisions and minibars. A traditional full English breakfast can be served in your room, or in Stephanie’s Café.
4.4/5 (302 Reviews)
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Now from $122 per night
The Oliver Plaza might be situated in an old London townhouse, but the 49 rooms at this cosy hotel are some of the most modern in the area. Located on the edge of Kensington, Earl’s Court station is just a short stroll from the entrance, and the Royal Albert Hall is a half-hour walk or a few Tube stops away. Solo travellers can book out the spacious single rooms, while the hotel also offers colourful doubles and triples for couples and larger groups.
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The stylish Hux Hotel is one for the music-lovers: you can enjoy the late-night live music of Hux at Eight during your stay here in Kensington. You’ll get bumped up the guest list and have VIP access to the private members lounge at the bar for the duration of your stay. Rooms at the Hux Hotel are bright, but expect minimalist colours in the living areas.
The Ampersand Hotel
Boutique Hotel, Luxury
4.7/5 (972 Reviews)
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Now from $252 per night
Consider yourself a foodie? Make your way to this stylishly renovated townhouse-hotel that brings Italian cooking and French flavours to Kensington. Enjoy saffron risotto and squid ink spaghetti at the Apero restaurant, or a curious French-fusion of afternoon tea and champagne at the Drawing Rooms cafe. Spacious rooms at the Ampersand Hotel feature luxurious furnishings and easy walk-in showers, complete with high-end toiletries from L’Occitane. Guests have access to hi-tech gym facilities, too, where you can work off all the pasta and scones.
The Exhibitionist Hotel
4.2/5 (739 Reviews)
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Now from $139 per night
Each of the 37 boutique rooms at the Exhibitionist Hotel is a work of art in itself. Modern, contemporary artworks can be found in the individually designed hotel rooms, while the lobby and bar feature ever-changing exhibitions and a dramatic portrait of the iconic revolutionary Che Guevara. You’re only a 10-minute walk from the Royal Albert Hall, so you can enjoy eclectic pre-show cocktails in the hotel lobby before an evening at the concert hall.
These recommendations were updated on August 30, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.