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Located in South Kensington, Gainsborough Hotel is adjacent to Natural History Museum and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Imperial College London. This 48-room, 4-star inn welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also close to Royal Albert Hall and Harrods.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite bistro, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Gainsborough Hotel's 48 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Gainsborough Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This inn also has laundry facilities.


  • Walking distance to Natural History Museum and Imperial College London
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Breakfast is available for a surcharge in Gainsborough Hotel's large, bright breakfast room with wood-panelled features and long, heavy drapes. Guests can ask multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk for information about London tours. The Picasso Bar serves drinks in rich, warm surroundings. Guests arriving by car will find public parking facilities 300 meters from the Inn.

  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

Gainsborough Hotel offers 48 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room safe 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 

Where to Eat

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Khan's of Kensington


Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: GBP 20 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Gainsborough Hotel
  • Gainsborough Hotel London
  • Gainsborough London
  • Hotel Gainsborough
  • The Gainsborough Hotel London, England

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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