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

Relax in superior accommodation in South Kensington, near the Royal Albert Hall.

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.

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
  • 2 adults, 2 children
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

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel - Vanderbilt Suite

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.

Hotel services

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.

Digital news and magazine app

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

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel - Vanderbilt Scoff Restaurant

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.

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Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 11am - 10.30pm

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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.


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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Travelling to and from the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel

68-86 Cromwell Road London , LondonSW7 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 (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

From Stansted

By public transport:

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

From Luton

By car:

Distance: 35 miles Driving time: one hour 10 minutes

From London City Airport

By car:

Distance: 9 miles Driving time: 30 minutes


By public transport:

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)