The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione
Extravagant, modern, and quintessentially English, The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione is a glamorous and intimate townhouse retreat in the heart of Kensington. Designer Kit Kemp’s signature look — a vivid color scheme meets vintage furnishings — is displayed throughout, from the one-of-a-kind guestrooms to the sumptuous sitting areas. The location is ideal for shopping or sightseeing — you’re within walking distance of Harrods and the V&A — and the restaurant, helmed by Chef Alfred Russo, is waiting to restore you with Italian sharing plates on your return.
- Book one of 52 unique guestrooms to enjoy the comfort of a country house in the heart of the capital
- Sip free-flowing Taittinger Champagne with afternoon tea in the Drawing Room
- Plan an event with vintage panache in one of five characterful meeting rooms
- Book into the spacious, loft-style Mews Suite for a longer stay
- Tour London like royalty in a classic Daimler, a model adored by the late Queen Mother
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and the hotel’s Les Clefs d’Or concierge team can open all the doors you need in London, with tickets, reservations, recommendations, and arrangements.
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With signature over-sized headboards, ornate wallpaper, and sumptuous fabrics, the hotel’s 52 uniquely designed guestrooms have a bold, unforgettable style. All feature luxurious touches, including fluffy robes, pillow menus, granite and oak bathrooms, and Penhaligon’s toiletries. Entry-level Superior and slightly larger Deluxe Rooms sleep two, and the more spacious Executive Rooms and Junior Suites sleep three. The King Suite is a showstopper, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a separate drawing room, and extra privileges including complimentary minibar and packing and pressing services. If you’re staying longer, book the split-level Mews Suite that has a lounge and dining area, and its own private entrance.
Les Clefs d’Or concierges are ready to make restaurants recommendations and sightseeing arrangements, and other requests you may have.
At The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione, you can both enjoy the taste of Italy courtesy of Chef Alfred Russo and his team, and delight in the English pastime that is afternoon tea. In-between, head to the bar for drinks and repartee.
La Trattoria by Alfred Russo – With leather chairs and striped wallpaper, the restaurant has the air of a relaxed gentleman’s club. Start the day in style with Champagne and Eggs Royale, or return later for Chef Alfred Russo’s signature sharing plates of Italian favorites, including rigatoni with pork and pecorino, warm octopus and potato salad, and roast suckling lamb with herbs. Leave room for tiramisu, panna cotta, or a scoop or two of homemade gelato.
La Trattoria Bar – Sip a morning coffee or evening nightcap at this smart bar. After a morning of shopping or sightseeing, pair finger sandwiches and scones with free-flowing Taittinger Champagne to make the signature afternoon tea feel even more special. Afternoon tea can also be served in the Drawing Room.
The hotel’s country house style will make you feel instantly at home, so curl up with a good book in your guestroom or among the fresh flowers and fireplaces of the cozy Drawing Room. Make some time for the gym, decorated in quirky wallpaper, and then unwind with some soothing afternoon tea.
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione is close to some of the capital’s finest museums — the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and the V&A are minutes away — as well as high-end shops like Harrods. Ask the concierge about the Classic Car Experiences offered, and take a city tour in a classic Daimler, or in a vintage, open-top Rolls-Royce. If you want to connect to wider London — Tate Modern, the British Museum, Buckingham Palace — via the city’s tube system (South Kensington Station is nearby).
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione
Located opposite South Kensington underground station in one of London’s most prestigious neighborhoods, The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione is ideally positioned, and within walking distance of London’s finest museums and boutiques. With excellent transport links to other parts of London, the hotel is a stylish gateway to all the city has to offer.
London City Airport is 11 mi / 18 km away.
Heathrow Airport is 15 mi / 24 km away.
Gatwick Airport is 29 mi / 47 km away.
South Kensington Station is a short walk away.