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.  

At Scoff & Banter, The Farmer’s Selection menu serves a collection of seasonal European dishes led by carefully sourced ingredients, with a traditional Butcher’s Cut roast on Sundays. 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. Complimentary unlimited 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.
  •  12 m²
  • 1 single
  • 1 adult
Our Individual Room is ideal for short stays and travelers, who prefer a single bed.
  •  15 m²
  • 1 single
  • 1 adult
An extra spacious room for single travellers.
  •  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.
  •  24 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Our Premium Rooms are ideal if you enjoy spacious surroundings.
  •  39 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
This suite features separate sleeping and living areas, ideal for guests who are planning an extended stay.
  •  30 m²
  • 1 king and 1 sofabed
  • 4 adults
Tailored to families, these spacious Family Rooms feature a king size bed and a comfortable sofa-bed in a separate area.
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.

Online Check-in and Check-out

Arrive and depart seamlessly. Check in and out, make a payment and request an email invoice with a few simple steps on your mobile phone, avoiding unnecessary wait times in the lobby.

Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Stay connected with superfast, complimentary Wi-Fi with excellent coverage throughout the hotel. Our Wi-Fi is a simple one-click process, for use on unlimited devices with speeds of up to 150Mbps.

Virtual Host Edward

Available 24/7, our virtual concierge Edward is at your service via text message or app - before, during and after your stay. Regardless of your request or question, Edward is here to help with anything from ordering room service and booking taxis to giving directions to nearby attractions.

Scoff & Banter restaurant in Kensington

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London - Scoff & Banter Restaurant

At Scoff & Banter, The Farmer’s Selection celebrates exceptional local produce with a collection of distinctive contemporary European dishes.
Led by carefully sourced ingredients from our handpicked farms and suppliers, The Farmer’s Selection menu offers an exquisite taste of the season, expertly prepared by our culinary team. 

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
The monarchy's London residence, Buckingham Palace is a must-visit for royal sightseeing.

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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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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Notting Hill

1.49 mi / 2.4 km from the hotel
A trendy district in West London, Notting Hill is known for its pretty houses, Portobello Road market, and annual carnival.
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Natural History Museum

5,710.92 mi / 9,190.81 km from the hotel
Learn about animals native to the region at this museum that features taxidermy elephants and a honey badger. Admire the ornate Portuguese neo-Gothic architecture of the historic building.
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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
  • Gold Winner - Best Use of AI & Associated Technologies 2019
  • Sustainable Restaurant Association (Two Star Badge)
  • Engagement Excellence Award 2017
  • The Most Valued Innovation Award 2017  
  • Best Multi-Channel Customer Service 2016 (European Contact Centre & Customer Service Award)
  • ACE Europe 2016 Award for Best Customer Experience Vision (Interactive Text Response for SMS Customer Service)

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Check-in time is from 3pm & check-out time is by 11am.
Parking is available at nearby car parks at an extra charge.
The nearest tube station to Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is Gloucester Road (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines). The nearest mainline stations are Paddington, Victoria and King's Cross St Pancras (Eurostar).
Yes, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is home to the popular Scoff & Banter, which serves hearty and contemporary British cuisine, lovingly prepared with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Scoff & Banter also has a cosy area called The Snug, available for exclusive hire for up to 30 guests.
Yes, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt offers a 24-hour gym with Technogym equipment, but does not have a spa.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vaderbilt is located in Kensington. Nearby attractions and places of interest include Natural History Museum (5 minutes' walk), Imperial College London (7 minutes' walk), Science Museum (7 minutes' walk), Victoria & Albert Museum (7 minutes' walk), Royal College of Music (10 minutes' walk), Royal Albert Hall (12 minutes' walk), Harrods (12 minutes' walk), Hyde Park (12 minutes' walk), Design Museum (21 minutes' walk) and Olympia Exhibition Centre (25 minutes' walk).
Yes, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is located within walking distance of exclusive and high-street boutiques in glamourous Knightsbridge area home to the world-famous Harrods department store, Oxford Street and Westfield London are a short bus journey away.
There are a number of airport options near Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, including City Airport (11 miles), Heathrow (13 miles), Gatwick (32 miles), Luton (35 miles) and Stansted (40 miles). Each airport is easily accessed by train or car.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is committed to delivering a clean and safe environment through enhanced health and safety protocols. More details can be found here: Health & Safety.
Whether you’re looking for last-minute deals on business accommodations or planning ahead for a weekend getaway, you’ll find our best offers for Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt here: Deals.
Yes, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt offers an award-wining hotel app and virtual host called Edward. Available 24/7, Edward speaks more than 59 languages and can help you with anything from room service orders and directions, to taxi bookings and general enquiries. You can also check in and check out online, make payments and more. Simply search for Edward App in the App Store or Google Play to download.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt's address is 68-86 Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BT.
Buckingham Palace is a short Tube ride from Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, the closest stations to Buckingham Palace are Hyde Park Corner and Green Park.
On site at Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is the popular Scoff & Banter restaurant, which serves hearty and contemporary British cuisine. Alternatively there is an abundance of restaurants within the South Kensington area a 10 minute walk away.

Health & Education

Health & Education

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is located only a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, perfect for a picnic or leisurely stroll. You can also stroll through Chelsea to Battersea Park & Zoo – a fun day out for the family.
There are a number of hospitals near Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (0.9 miles), Bupa Cromwell Hospital (0.5 miles), Royal Marsden Hospital (0.6 miles) and The Royal Cancer Hospital Institute of Cancer Research (0.6 miles).
The following universities are within 15 minutes’ walk of Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt: Imperial College London (6 minutes), Boston University (7 minutes), Royal College of Art (11 minutes) and Pepperdine University (12 minutes).

Entertainment & Nightlife

Entertainment & Nightlife

There are a number of museums and art galleries near Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, including the Natural History Museum (3 minutes), V&A Museum (8 minutes), Science Museum (10 minutes), The Clockmakers’ Museum (10 minutes), Mews42 GallERy (13 minutes) and Andrew Martin Art (15 minutes).
The Natural History Museum is only 3 minutes’ walk from Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt. Afterwards, walk up Queen’s Gate, past Imperial College London to Kensington Gardens, where you will find Serpentine Gallery, Diana Memorial Foundation, The Albert Memorial and Kensington Palace.
There are many beautiful places of worship located nearby to Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, such as the Church of St Stephen (Gloucester Road), Holy Trinity Church (Sloane Street), Ismaili Centre (Cromwell Gardens) and Imperial Islamic Prayer Room Mosque (Prince’s Gardens).
Drayton Arms Theatre, Chelsea Theatre and Cine Lumiere are between 5- and 15-minutes’ walk from Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt. For Lyric Theatre, catch the piccadilly or district line westbound from Gloucester Road to Hammersmith.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is perfect for fashion-lovers, with an eclectic mix of shops on its doorstep. Visit small boutiques, luxury brands and high street shops on Fulham Road, Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, all within a 20-minute walk of the hotel.

Business & Local Areas

Business & Local Areas

Yes, there are numerous London embassies near Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, including the embassies of Venezuela, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Bulgaria, Estonia, United Arab Emirates, The Netherlands, Republic of Belarus, Vietnam, Libya, Sultan of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is located in one of London’s most affluent areas, with Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington nearby. An enjoyable 30-minute walk through beautiful residences, shops and restaurants takes you to Fulham (South-West), Notting Hill (North) or Belgravia (East).