London Hotel Kensington Area
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For the most part people staying in Earls Court will just use their hotel as a base to return to at night and be down to Earls Court Station to travel somewhere more central during the day time. West Brompton Cemetery at the southern end of Earl's Court is worthwhile visiting. Its about a 15 to 20 minute walk down the Cromwell Road to the South Kensington Museums and Harrods, but most people will take the tube that follows the Cromwell Road right up to Harrods and Knightsbridge Underground.
Gloucester Road Kensington
5 minutes walk along the Cromwell Road from Earls Court is Gloucester Road Underground Station. Its non-stop hotel accommodation all the way but by the time you have reached Gloucester Road Underground a subtle change has taken place in your environment. Hotels around Gloucester Road are dominated by chain 4 star hotels like Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Radisson. Most of the global 4 star chains will have many hotels in London, their hotel in Kensington is often the cheapest one available.
Whereas, Earls Court is dominated by fast food and pubs, here the emphasis is more upmarket with many full service restaurants, coffee shops etc. The large supermarket here is Waitrose, the UK's most upmarket large supermarket chain.
As this area is the first hotel district hit on entering London by road from Heathrow, airline crews use the hotels here a lot. As with most 4 star hotels where business customers are very important, the rates at weekends here can be very attractive, Further to the centre, there is often a premium for weekend stays.
Otherwise, Gloucester Road is very similar to Earls Court. A value for money place in the 3 to 4 star sector from where you travel into Central London each day on the Underground. Gloucester Road is the furthest out of London the popular Hop on, Hop Sightseeing buses come.