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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: LONDON
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.0KM
  • Local time zone: GMT+01:00

Check In: 2:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:8
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  • Service Animals Allowed



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Assistance dogs are welcome at the Hotel, please call in advance to ensure we are prepared for your arrival.



  • Number of parking spaces:76
  • Car Parking Available
  • Fantastic Rates for Parking. The hotel has 76 secure parking spaces, including Blue Badge spaces. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis. Fee is £33 for 24 hours. Located in the basement of the hotel and the entrance to it is in the forecourt.
  • Daily Parking Fee ( 33.00  GBP)


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Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Standard Room Wireless Fee for Non Members:£ 16.00 16.0  GBP



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2010
  • Total number of rooms:906
  • Total number of suites:4
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:502
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:404
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:848
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:8
  • Executive floors
  • Executive rooms
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:27

Enjoy excellent transport links close to London's key attractions at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum hotel.

Friendly staff provide a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. There are over 900 rooms in our striking, 27-storey tower, as well as a traditional pub where you can enjoy a drink with friends. Leafy Kensington's restaurants and cafes are on your doorstep, and it's a 2-minute walk to Gloucester Road underground station. Catch the 15-minute
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Enjoy excellent transport links close to London's key attractions at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum hotel.

Friendly staff provide a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. There are over 900 rooms in our striking, 27-storey tower, as well as a traditional pub where you can enjoy a drink with friends. Leafy Kensington's restaurants and cafes are on your doorstep, and it's a 2-minute walk to Gloucester Road underground station. Catch the 15-minute Heathrow Express service from Paddington, only 4 stops away.

We're a short stroll from the Natural History Museum and brand-name shopping on bustling High Street Kensington. Hop on the tube to visit top attractions like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Our efficient Concierge can book tours to sights including the historic Tower of London, and is happy to help with restaurant recommendations.

Do business at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. Our 11 fully equipped meeting rooms seat up to 280 people, and we can serve Starbucks coffee on request. There's plenty of secure parking on site and we're a mile from Earls Court and 2 miles from Olympia Conference Centre.

You can stay connected with wireless Internet in all public areas at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. Our relaxed Consortia Restaurant serves favourites from steak baguettes to Caesar salads, and a kids' menu is available.

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Combine your stay at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum with a night in London's nearby West End. Our helpful Concierge can suggest popular plays and musicals and make reservations for you. Hotel is ideal for retail therapy with Westfield Shopping Centre and Harrod's in easy reach from the hotel.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 564 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lovely hotel for a week's stay This hotel is quite well located, has spacious rooms, and a very helpful, understanding staff. We had a room facing the garden which was delightful, and I suspect much quieter than the front of the hotel. October 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Laundry Service It appeared that to get thru to Laundry services was a marathon task. Also the Hotel does not appear to have steam press/ordinary press services of Suits and shirts. I was disappointed on this count. October 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Short Break Location Good location - tube very close. Our room was at the back and very quiet. We like to walk and found we could get around easily. 5 mms to kensington high street for local shopping. Room clean and comfortable, excellent range of toiletries October 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by convenient for my Meeting the following day. Very comfortable hotel and ve Very comfortable hotel, convenient and very easy to find. Very comfortable room and bed. October 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great property, location and experience!! My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our teenage son October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GOOD SIZE ROOM AND GREAT LOCATION After a long journey after a late night at our wedding the night before we were pleased to find the hotel right opposite the tube station. The suite we booked was the duplex suite which was a real treat with plenty of space and 2 lovey bathrooms with lovely toiletries. The club lounge to which we had access was a bit small considering how many guests were trying to access it and canapes run out frequently. Although I must say the staff were very helpful and friendly and are a credit to the hotel. I did find I struggled to sleep as the room was so hot and it took ages to make sense of the a/c settings, even though we had it set on -3 it was still quite warm and this affected my abilliity to sleep. Breakfast in the lounge in the morning was plentiful and replensihed by the staff often. Location was a key factor and we were suprised at how close it was to the museums and Harrods, 5 minutes to the museums and 15 to Harrods. We mentioned we were on a 'mini-moon' for our wedding but unlike our stay at a competitor the night previously this was not acknowledged (even though mentioned on booking notes) But I would stay here again and I would choose the room type again, you couldn't get a better location and the size of the room was fantastic for London hotels. October 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hotel The Hotel was not up to the standard expected of the Crowne Plaza. There were some teething problems which tainted the overall enjoyment of the hotel and facilities. This could be improved and the hotel is worth staying in and I have been in worse and better places. The problem we had was I think resolved well with the manager on duty who did her best to resolve and assist us in making the stay a little better. October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fantastic birthdaybreak Excellent location in Kensington near to tube station, We arrived at the hotel early we were able to leave our luggage then go out until our check in time all the staff were very professional would highly recommend The Crowne Plaza. will be back when taking an other trip to London once again thank you for a great stay October 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A really wonderful Hotel Crowne Plaza Kensington is a really relaxing hotel of high quality, providing a beautiful room, fine food and a relaxing atmosphere, all provided by professional, caring and knowledgeable staff. On entering the hotel the ambience and decor is exceptional. I can only thank everyone for a wonderful stay. I shall certainly be back. September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Location and garden! Excellent location for Natural History Museum and V September 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel Location was key and the staff were attentive and welcoming. Stayed there previously before renovations and the hotel has much improved. Upon my late arrival for check in, I was first disappointed to learn the kitchen was closed, but immediately perked up to see their late night menu selection. September 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location, good service Everything in the hotel are up to my satisfaction during my 4 days stay, except on one evening I dined in the restaurant which was very noisy and the quality of the food need improvement. September 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent service. The hotel is very well located. It is possible to walk to many major attractions, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Harrods. The staff were excellent and could not have been more helpful, from the concierge to the restaurant staff. The food at Umami was of a very high standard and our waitress, Lorena, was both attentive and knowledgable. The concierge staff Simone and Raj were always willing to spend time explaining and advising on where to go, how to get there and also had excellent restaurant recommendations. September 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great weekend We were given a weekend in the Crown Plaza as a 40th Anniversary gift from our children. The whole experience was wonderful. The hotel was excellent and in a brilliant area in Kensington. We can't recommend the hotel highly enough. Well done to management and staff. September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent staff All staff were polite, efficient and welcoming. Very enjoyable stay. September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service; quiet and comfortable room The staff were excellent at all times and provided assistance/advice with no hesitation. The room was quiet with a lovely view; the room was clean and bedding comfortable. The hotel itself is in an excellent location. Would definitely stay here again if in London and have no hesitation recommending the hotel to other travellers. September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great "Home base" for 3 days in London Close to the Tube, museums, dining and the Hop-On-Bus stop to make your experience easy going in the crowded city of London. We found the staff helpful on finding our way and assisting us in how best to get to the sights we wanted to experience. If you are leaving London via Heathrow it is an easy Tube ride to all terminals! September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by friendly staff Ms Ismahan was very cooperaive and kind and assisted me when I encountered a problem. September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by London Anniversary 50th wedding anniversary celabration with trip to Scotland, Ireland and London. Wanted a nice hotel in London with a good location to base our visit to prominate tourist sites. Excellent location for walking to Hyde Park area, quick walk to the local tube station and nice dining. September 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room helpful staff superb location We spent 3 nights in the hotel Our room was comfortable pleasant and quiet The staff were pleasant Concierge got us great tickets to a show The location for Harrods museums tube is great Definite repeat The executive lounge snacks cocktails and breakfast hit the spot September 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1 night stay Hotel is a bit dated and tired in parts but good for an overnight stay. September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kensignton Experience Good hotel. Staff were very considerate in dealing with any issues. September 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Hotel Close to Tube and Amenities Room very comfortable and clean .Shower a bit dodgy in that the heat came in pulses and hard maintain an even temperature.Breakfast room on 2 occasions ran short of cereal bowls and juice glasses regard..Food itself was fine..WiFi was very good easy to log on.Overall a pleasant stay and we would return.They need to improve breakfast service for reasons stated September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay Stayed here for 10 nights or business - a great hotel in a great location with extremely clean and comfortable rooms. Will definitely stay here again - September 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 best couples experience... This is my second time here and I must say I was excited to come and found all the expections fullfilled.....keep it up guys...your rockin September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great clean, chic, comfortable hotel! We had a wonderful stay at this hotel which was only for 1 night. I wish we could have stayed here for our entire 14 day European vacation it was just that wonderful! The staff were excellent and very friendly. As an IHG Gold member, we were upgraded to a beautiful suite that had nice, modern clean decor and furniture. The bedding and toiletries were perfect! Especially loved the sleep aromatherapy kit! Having access to the lounge downstairs was very convenient for us to pop in and have a drink before dinner and there was also a wonderful breakfast spread in the morning. The WiFi was quick and the computers downstairs were helpful for us to print out boarding passes. I will definitely return and recommend to all of my friends and family traveling to London!!! September 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nice property close to mueseums good size room for family of 4, close to museums, tube across the street, although picadilly not working. Hotel concierge helpful September 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Perfect Choice In addition to this hotel being practically a stone's throw away from the Gloucester Road Tube Station and a short walk from the Natural History Museum (5 minutes), the friendly, helpful staff and clean rooms made this experience incredible. The beds were comfortable to sleep in. The towels were soft and large. The toiletries (body wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower cap, shoe mitt) provided were quite useful for the travel-light visitor. Tea and chocolates or biscuits every evening were a welcome surprise. Even though the hotel was completely booked when we first arrived and there were many visitors at the garden, we were not disturbed by any noise during our 8 day stay at Room 108 (which is above the garden). Food was delicious. Service was commendable. I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure visits. September 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Place to stay for Kensington area Hotel modernised inside and comfortable. Staff very welcoming and as room was not ready a free drink in the bar was had. Room good, high floor overlooking the garden and adequate for our needs. Only bug bear was the shower being used to a power one at home it was a damp squib for us (not enough water pressure perhaps). By the end of our visit the bar staff knew what we wanted before we even sat down which was nice. Good wi-fi in room and public spaces. Breakfast good but would have been nice to have had own pot of tea or coffee on table rather than replying on fill ups from the wait staff. We did not use the restaurant on an evening but it had a very busy trade whilst we were there. Its ideally placed for the Museums (Science, Natural History and V September 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Renovation I arrived from out of country and into room over bank holiday weekend. I didn't notice outside my windows first day as curtains were closed so I could nap/switch my body clock around I opened curtains on that Monday and showered and came back in room. Imagine my surprise when I saw workers right outside my window! Was Bank Holiday and no one warned me when I checked in. I needed to get a LOT of work done from the room that day and had to keep curtains closed - not good for a tired traveler heading into 3 countries in 5 days let alone female traveling alone being startled by men outside my room September 1, 2014
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