4-star luxury hotel in Kensington
An elegant hotel in desirable South Kensington, the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt is located within the Royal Borough and within a 20 minute stroll of many shops and attractions including Harrods, Harvey Nichols and The Royal Albert Hall. The Natural History Museum and The V&A are within 5 minutes walking distance.
Discover the newly refurbished Grade II listed building, originally home to the Vanderbilt family. Converted from ten 19th century town houses into a single hotel in the Victorian era, their legacy remains with individual staircases leading to stunning frescoes, richly decorated ceilings, stained glass windows and wood panelling. Charmingly designed with unique detailing, the stylish lobby, contemporary business centre, sumptuous bedrooms and stylish meeting spaces are complete with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.
Rooms and suites at the Vanderbilt hotel
Bedrooms have a warm ambience with rich fabrics and crisp cotton bed linen. Bathrooms are clad with Sicilian marble and Jacob Delafon bathware for a luxurious feel. All bedrooms have Phillips Plasma TVs.
Superior Individual Room
Meetings and events in Kensington
The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt has some great meeting spaces which set out to impress. All 12 conference rooms are refurbished to high standards, in layouts that are put together with a focus on making your meeting or event run smoothly and comfortably. Our lighting will ensure a pleasant environment for delegates with natural light in 8 rooms and daylight-effect lighting in others, along with a range of colour-changing lighting to create the perfect mood.
Technology is state of the art too, with options including Inbuilt PA systems, in-ceiling speakers, HDMI & VGA connections, MP3 & PC connectivity, Smart TV's, and inbuilt projectors. With 12 stylish function venues, the Vanderbilt Hotel is ideal for all types of events from meetings and training courses to weddings for up to 100 guests.
At Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience, and seamless connectivity is just the beginning of that journey. Enjoying furiously fast Wi-Fi on an unlimited number of devices, our guests can effortlessly stream their favourite shows and films on platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, wherever they are in the hotel, while staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues from all over the world. We are proud of our digital innovations, such as our virtual host 'Edward' and our online check-in and check-out, offering a seamless experience for our guests.
Scoff & Banter restaurant in Kensington
At Scoff & Banter, we celebrate hearty and traditional British cuisine, with a contemporary twist. Lovingly prepared with locally sourced ingredients, discover a home from home with seasonal British cooking and generous helpings.
Located in fashionable South Kensington, perfect for the great museums, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, Scoff & Banter Kensington is set in the beautiful old Vanderbilt family mansion.View our opening hours and menus
Monday - Sunday: 11am - 10.30pm
Pay, save and stayUp to 20% off your stay when you book ahead.
Dinner, bed and breakfastIndulge in a 3-course dinner with us.
London with the little onesWith a host of special treats.
Bed and breakfastLuxury stays with breakfast
Breakfast is on usFree breakfast when you book ahead
Explore South Kensington's attractions
South Kensington is one of London's most desirable districts and only a short bus, tube or taxi ride into London's West End. Prestigious Knightsbridge and Harrods are within walking distance, whilst the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Earl's Court and Olympia exhibition centres are also close by.
Travelling to and from the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
Because of our commitment to responsible business practices, we encourage the use of public transport. Our hotel is centrally located in London's theatreland, convenient and close to underground or mainline stations, so it's easy to minimize the impact of your journey on the environment.
Take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria (30 minutes). There take the underground on the Circle or District Line to Gloucester Road (10 minutes).By car:
Distance: 34 miles Driving time: 60 minutes
Take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street Station (45 minutes). Then take the underground on the Circle Line to Gloucester Road.By car:
Distance: 40 miles Driving time: one hour
Distance: 35 miles Driving time: one hour 10 minutes
From London City Airport
Distance: 9 miles Driving time: 30 minutes
Take the Piccadilly Line to Gloucester Road (40 minutes). OR Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington (15 minutes). There take the Circle Line to Gloucester Road (10 minutes).By car:
Distance: 12 miles
Driving time: 30 minutes
Awards and recognitions
Radisson Blu Edwardian, London has been winning awards and accolades throughout its 40 year plus history. Below are a selections of awards we've won in the past five years.
- UK Superbrands 2019
- Sustainable Restaurant Association (Two Star Badge)
- Engagement Excellence Award 2017
- Best Multi-Channel Customer Service 2016 (European Contact Centre & Customer Service Award)
- Quality Assurance Award 2015 (MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award 2015)