This recently refurbished 4* boutique hotel is ideally located for the museums, shops, parks, and the stylish bars and restaurants of Kensington.
The rooms have soothing, contemporary decoration with modern bathrooms, (including desirable toiletries rather than the elf-sized bottles big chains often favour) big, comfortable beds and wifi. Also, unusually for London, it’s quiet- so you will get a good night’s sleep.
The Jam Cupboard restaurant is also stylish, serving modern British food, and the delicious breakfast here is enjoyable and relaxed- with checkout not till 11am, you can lie about eating muffins and reading the papers. There’s also a dark, club-like bar with open fires, which serves snacks, and a large lobby with computer access.
Rydges is ideal for a comfortable stay in clean, peaceful accommodation- if you’re tired, everything you need is within the building; if you’re dying to explore London, you’re just a few yards from Gloucester Road tube, and a short walk from the V&A, while tour buses leave from just outside.