A Grade II-listed townhouse in leafy Kensington

Set in a Grade II-listed 19th century building, the hotel is comprised of ten townhouses that were once separated, resulting in a unique layout for its rooms and stairwells, as well as beautifully restored frescoes and stained glass windows. Its Kensington location is also perfect for those interested in arts, culture and fashion, with the Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the famous boutiques around Knightsbridge all within walking distance. 

In Scoff & Banter, a seasonal British menu blends classic flavours with modern influence, whilst offering traditional Sunday roasts and afternoon teas. Private dining can also be arranged for up to 30 people in The Snug, whilst twelve meeting rooms can host events for up to 140 people. The hotel offers complimentary superfast Wi-Fi up to 150mbps on unlimited devices. 

Rooms and suites at the Vanderbilt hotel

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London is ideal for everyone, with bedrooms ranging from Individual to spacious Premium and Family Rooms. The unique townhouse layout means they come in different shapes and sizes, but all bedrooms are equal in comfort provided by top-of-the-range Vispring mattresses and plush 350 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. The hotel’s suite is spacious and flooded with natural light, offering extra luxuries and more areas to relax.

Individual Room

  •  12 m²
  • 1 single
  • 1 adult
Our Individual Room is ideal for short stays and travelers, who prefer a single bed.

Standard Room

  •  19 m²
  • 1 double or 2 twin
  • 2 adults
With our Standard Room, you will have everything you need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.

Superior Individual Room

  •  15 m²
  • 1 single
  • 1 adult
An extra spacious room for single travellers.

Premium Room

  •  24 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Our Premium Rooms are ideal if you enjoy spacious surroundings.

Junior Suite

  •  39 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
These suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, ideal for guests who are planning an extended stay.

Family Room

  •  30 m²
  • 2 king and 2 double
  • 4 adults
Tailored to families, these spacious Family Rooms feature a king size bed and a comfortable sofa-bed in a separate area.

Meetings and events in Kensington

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A great destination for businesses, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London offers 12 meeting rooms that can host events for between two and 140 people. One of the most inspiring of these is The Vanderbilt Suite, a partially listed room with original features such as stained glass windows and wood-panelled walls.

All spaces feature state-of-the-art technology, including inbuilt PA systems, in-ceiling speakers, HDMI and VGA connections, MP3 and PC connectivity, Smart TVs and inbuilt projectors. The design and capacity of the hotel’s spaces make them ideal for all types of events, from meetings and training courses to big weddings.

At Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London, we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience, and seamless connectivity is just the beginning of that journey. Guests can stream, surf and share on an unlimited number of devices throughout the hotel’s bedrooms and social spaces using the high-speed 150Mbps Wi-Fi.

We are proud of our digital innovations, such as our virtual host Edward, who responds to request and questions by text message.

Choose your favourite publications and download for your phone, tablet, PC or Mac. Free access is only available when you are connected to the hotel Wi-Fi network. 
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Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Stay connected when you visit our hotels with furiously fast, complimentary Wi-Fi with excellent coverage throughout. We work with BT to offer quick and easy connectivity, with no log-ins required and for use on unlimited devices with speeds of up to 150Mbps.

Virtual Host Edward

Award-winning virtual host, 'Edward', who can respond to all your needs during your stay, from the comfort of your mobile phone. 

Scoff & Banter restaurant in Kensington

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Inspired by its surroundings, Scoff & Banter combines a quintessential British experience with modern flair – both in menu and design. Stately windows and high ceilings offset industrial beams and pendant drop lighting, whilst the menu showcases seasonal produce with local influences and innovative touches. Those looking for a more secluded setting can also book The Snug, a private dining area for up to 30 people.   

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Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 11am - 10.30pm

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South Kensington is one of London's most desirable districts and only a short journey by bus, underground or taxi from London's West End. The exclusive boutiques in 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 Centre are also close by.


0.85 mi / 1.37 km from the hotel
Shop for luxury gifts, food, and fashion accessories at the world's most famous department store in exclusive Knightsbridge.

Buckingham Palace

1.77 mi / 2.85 km from the hotel

Big Ben

2.49 mi / 4.01 km from the hotel
Officially called the Great Bell, the bell in Elizabeth Tower is commonly known as "Big Ben" and is arguably London's most iconic landmark.
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Hyde Park

1.09 mi / 1.75 km from the hotel
One of eight Royal Parks, Hyde Park covers 350 acres in the middle of London, offering events, concerts, and beautiful quiet spots to relax.
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Kensington Palace

0.78 mi / 1.25 km from the hotel
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this royal residence in Kensington is a stunning visitor destination with beautiful grounds.
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Natural History Museum

0.26 mi / 0.42 km from the hotel
A world-class visitor attraction and ideal for families, London's Natural History Museum holds over 80 million specimens and a range of unique collections.
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68-86 Cromwell Road London , London SW7 5BT, United Kingdom

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.

From Gatwick

By public transport:

Take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria. From there, take the underground on the Circle or District Line to Gloucester Road.

From Stansted

By public transport:

Take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street Station. Then take the underground on the Circle Line to Gloucester Road.

From Luton

By car:

Distance: 35 miles

Driving time: approximately one hour 10 minutes

From London City Airport

By car:

Distance: 9 miles Driving time: approximately 30 minutes.


By public transport:

Take the Piccadilly Line to Gloucester Road. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington. From there, take the Circle Line to Gloucester Road.

Awards and recognitions

With more than 40 years in the industry, Radisson Blu Edwardian London has won a variety of awards and accolades. Below are a selection of those awarded 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)