How to find us and what’s nearby.
65 Queen’s Gate
65 Queen’s Gate is easily accessible by public transport: South Kensington Underground Station is a ten-minute walk, served by the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. The tube station is in Zone 1, central London. Regular bus services serve the area close to the venue. Please buy your Transport for London day travel passes (called Oyster Cards) before trying to board a tube train or bus.
All transport options may be found on Transport for London’s website www.tfl.gov.uk: the information here is a brief guide.
By air: From Heathrow take the London Underground Piccadilly Line direct to South Kensington. From Gatwick take the Southern Rail trains to Victoria, then Underground Circle or District to South Kensington.
By car: Check for parking nearby here.
By bus: Buses for the Museums stop close by the venue, including routes 14, 49, 74, 414, 360
See also the link to bus routes in and around South Kensington:
By train: Main London Railway Stations are easily accessed via direct trains to South Kensington:
Paddington Station – Circle and District Lines
Kings Cross St Pancras station– Circle and Piccadilly Lines
Victoria Station - Circle and District Lines
Liverpool Street Station - Circle Line
Our venue is located in South Kensington, close to London’s Museums, one of London’s favourite Parks, local markets, premier shopping destinations and the Royal College of Art. We are close to The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are both nearby and Holland Park is close.
If you are visiting from out of town or from abroad and have time to explore the area, you may find the following local places of interest:
Meininger Hotel London Hyde Park: Subdued hostel offering dorms and private rooms, plus a bistro/bar and a game room.
54 Boutique Hotel: Edwardian-era hotel with an outdoor terrace and contemporary guestrooms, plus a 24-hour bar.
Eden Plaza Kensington: Snug, simply furnished rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in a casual hotel, plus a stylish lounge bar.
Acacia Hostel: Modest dorms & private rooms in a hostel offering free Wi-Fi & breakfast, plus a guest kitchen.
Gainsborough Hotel: Elegant rooms in a Victorian townhouse with a stately lounge bar & a cosy bistro.
Grange Strathmore Hotel: The Grange Strathmore is an imposing 4-Star hotel, located close to London’s most famous museums in South Kensington.
Pappa Roma Pizzeria, Restaurant and Bar: Rustic setting with exposed ceiling beams, for traditional, wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes.
Byron Gloucester Road: American-inspired chain diner serving posh hamburgers with a choice of toppings, sides & salads.
Town House Kensington: Global dishes served in a hotel setting with antique-style leather armchairs and chrome chandeliers.
Wright Brothers South Kensington: Oyster bar and seafood nook with daily happy hours in an intimate dining room.
Royal Albert Hall: One of Britain's great Victorian splendours, most famous for the Proms classical music festival.
Victoria & Albert Museum: Blockbuster exhibitions and permanent decorative arts collection, with design shop and ornate cafe.
Natural History Museum: Landmark museum of animals and natural phenomena, with hands-on exhibits and animatronic dinosaurs.
Kensington Palace: Royal palace and gardens, with exhibits on former residents like Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.
Harrod’s: Elaborate shopping emporium with glittering Egyptian Room and acclaimed Food Hall.
Shopping and Markets
Portobello Road Market and Notting Hill for vintage and second-hand clothes and young designer fashion; music; books; bric -a -brac; food: Tube station: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove.
Kensington High Street for general shopping,cafes and walking in Kensington Gardens and Holland Park: Tube station High Street Kensington
Knightsbridge for those with expensive tastes for boutique designer shopping and of course Harvey Nichols and Harrod’s: Tube station Knightsbridge.
Lord Leighton’s House, the studio house and gallery of Victorian artist, Frederick Leighton: a gem of Islamic -inspired art and décor, truly outstanding.
18 Stafford Terrace W8, the family home of Linley Sambourne, the Victorian artist and illustrator of ‘Punch’ Magazine. The house has been preserved as it was when the family was in residence, with wallpapers, furniture and ornaments suited to a high Victorian middle-class home.