Love it or loathe it there’s no way the photo-sharing, social-media platform that is Instagram is slowing down any time soon! With so many fantastic places in London, to use as selfie backgrounds, or to simply to add to your Insta grid, you’re sure to get those likes racking up! In this blog, our Kensington Hotel picks out the best spots near us, for those all-important photos.
Just a short tube ride from our hotel in Kensington is the colourful Notting Hill. Rows and rows of perfectly painted houses adorn this popular tourist hotspot. Loads of London based fashion and lifestyle bloggers head straight to this area to get their perfect Insta-worthy background against the colourful houses. However, it is worth pointing out that being respectable to the residents is paramount! Notting Hill is also the location for the famous ‘Notting Hill Carnival’ another exciting and colourful time to get some Instagram photos.
If you’re after a bit of Celeb spotting for your Insta grid then Bluebird Chelsea is the ideal place to head. Thanks to Made in Chelsea, the hit E4 programme, the cast are regular visitors here both on and off screen. Other notable guests have included Eddie Redmayne and Lottie Moss. If you’re not lucky enough to spot a celeb whilst visiting, then don’t worry; the surroundings alone are enough to get some pretty pictures for Instagram!
(Photo Credit: Bluebird Chelsea, Facebook)
Let’s not lie, we’ve all been there when we were younger and wanted to be a Prince or a Princess for the day! Unfortunately for vast majority of us, that dream will never be a reality. But we can at least pretend Buckingham Palace is our future place of residence! The Palace provides a fantastic Instagram background for all your selfie needs. Whether it’s to show off your outfit or maybe you’ve just always wanted to have your photo taken outside there, it won’t disappoint.
Tower Bridge is another of London’s famous landmarks. Created over 120 years ago it was built with movable roadways that lift up for passing ships. It is arguably one of the most famous landmarks in London. Many people flock to the bridge to get their perfect Insta grid photo. What’s not to love, when you have the stunning architecture of the bridge and the stunning scenery from all the skyscrapers and the River Thames behind you? Don’t forget to say cheese!
City Continental Kensington London is an affordable central London hotel ideally located near to London’s top attractions. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7373 6514.
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This hotel is very central and very close to Earl's court tube station. Staff are very friendly and ready to help. The continental breakfast is very good as there are a number of items visitors can choose.
This hotel was a gem. Stayed three nights and it is two minutes walk to Earls Court Underground with plenty of restaurants nearby. The street is quiet and very close to the bustle of Earl's Court with peaceful nights sleep overlooking the road. Breakfast was delightful with cereal, fruit, yogurts, toast and croissants. This is also served in a spacious dining area. The room was clean and of reasonable size, well serviced daily and has very helpful and pleasant staff. Book this early as it is booked up quick. Great spot, will stay here again.
I didn't know what to expect with this hotel, I usually stick strictly to the big chain hotels when staying in London, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is very well located for Earl's Court tube station and a selection of shops and bars on the high street. I was in a single room and it was compact but beautifully clean and well equipped. The bathroom looked to be almost brand new, not sure if this was the case or if the cleaners are just excellent! Breakfast is served in the basement which is common in London hotels, it's Continental only but there was a good selection and a self service coffee machine, as I was travelling on business and needed to be up and out it was perfect for me. The staff I encountered were all very friendly and helpful too. I'll definitely be returning.
We were able to change room and stay (4 nights) which was way better than in some much more expensive London 4 star hotels. The hotel was clean, everything worked, fast WiFi and shower powerful. Breakfast even better than what one could expect for such a budget price (including organic fruit yoghurt). Unbeatable location just around the corner from Earl's Court tube station. Fast access to all interesting parts of London. Enough restaurants, pubs and M&S Simply Food and Pret a Manger a few steps away. Highly recommendable hotel!
My room was clean and tidy with a huge bed (very comfy). The staff were lovely even with my unavoidable late arrival, all very friendly and helpful, even helping to take my bags to my room. The service was impeccable. Will definitely be staying there again.
Hotel is in a quiet area, conveniently located close to Earls Court Station. Room was big and spacious. Breakfast was good. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Plenty of Pubs, Restaurants & Supermarkets close by.
We booked this hotel as part of a package via a rail break. I had read the reviews previously and felt comfortable with our choice, thinking, it's only a base to stay while seeing the big city. This hotel was fabulous. Everything about it is very good. The staff on reception could not have been kinder, particular Alfonso who went the extra mile to be so helpful. His career in hospitality, in any hotel is heading for the top in this difficult profession. Even the cleaners and breakfast staff could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable and should be praised for their hard work. The breakfast was refreshingly continental, plenty of it and held at a comfortable unhurried pace. The rooms were spotless and well serviced and we were warm and not bothered by any noise. If we chose to stay in this area again, we would gladly stay at the Continental. Thank you all of you, you are a brilliant team.
Excellent location, 3 mins walk from Earl's Court tube station. I stayed in a twin room which was spacious clean and very quiet. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was plentiful. All in all for what was classed as a budget hotel I would highly recommend this hotel. I would not hesitate to re-visit.
Hotel with good value for money and prime location. Rooms (and bathroom) quite spacious, clean and well maintained. Good breakfast offer (Jogurt, cereals, fresh fruit) and friendly staff. Perfect for a city trip with family or friends.
Stayed here after spending a long day at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. Very smooth check in, lovely clean quite room that looked like it had just been decorated . Near to Earl's Court Station making travelling around London the next day very easy. Would defiantly recommend and look forward to returning soon.