Untours - Palace Gate, Kensington, UK - London
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This spacious, comfortable apartment gives you access to the museums of South Kensington, Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and many other noteworthy London attractions. It can comfortably sleep 4. Gloucester Road tube station (District, Circle, and Piccadilly lines) is just 6 minutes walk. Good restaurants and take-out food options are nearby.

The flat is spacious and airy, with a combined living and dining area. There is a large leather sofa and two easy chairs around a coffee table. The dining table can accommodate up to six. The kitchen is light and modern, with doors leading out onto a small balcony. It is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and toaster.

The master bedroom is light and airy, with a king size bed and lots of built-in storage cupboards. Its en-suite bathroom has a combined bath/shower. The second bedroom is small but sweet, with 2 single beds.There is no wardrobe storage in this second bedroom. The second bathroom is modern with a stand up shower.

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Property Details


2 bedrooms: 1 with king size bed, 1 small bedroom with 2 single beds


2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite master bathroom with tub and shower, 1 with shower stall


Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave




2nd floor


5 steps up to the elevator


6-minute walk to Gloucester Road tube station


Main room (living room/dining room) is slightly dark and furniture is on the older side. Some road noise in main room when double glazed windows are open.


Excellent location


Elevator, Wi-Fi

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What's included with the UK - London Untour?

  • One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in beautiful London.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to London Heathrow, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Transfer assistance by car service from the airport to your new Untours home and back at the end of your stay.
  • One 7-day travel card per-person for each week for the Central Zone (zones 1 & 2).
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • A London street atlas/map, and the Untours Handbook to London Guide and further information on-site.
  • A local cultural event, like a group dinner at a restaurant in Central London.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Landlord or Host for Palace Gate, Kensington, UK - London

Like most of our London apartments, the Palace Gate apartment is managed by a local apartment representative with whom you can speak during business hours. Our London Untour staff person is always available by cell phone if guests have problems or concerns.

Kensington, UK - London, Home of Palace Gate

Kensington, one of the most posh and elegant neighborhoods in London, has the whole package: beauty and brains. Sophisticated town houses with white columns and bold front doors, artisan bakeries and cheese shops, and small mews (tiny communities) fill this opulent neighborhood. Hugging the southwest corner of Hyde Park, Kensington has prime access to the city’s greatest green space. Additionally, the famous Kensington Gardens line the border offering Diana Memorial Playground for kids and the famous Kensington Palace.

Kensington isn’t just about its gorgeous backdrop, however. It’s filled with some of the top museums in London (and Europe!) including the National History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Once you’re done enjoying these free collections, head to see a concert at the Royal Albert Hall or enjoy shopping on Kensington High Street. Adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall is appropriately the Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music. Home to many embassies and their respective diplomats, Kensington is also one of the safest neighborhoods in London.

Customer comments about Palace Gate, Kensington, UK - London

"Great location - short walk to Tube, groceries, restaurants, museums, Kensington Park"
J. Spargur, Durham, NC

"We were so pleased with the apartment. It was so comfortable for us. I have never stayed in a vacation apartment with such a well-stocked kitchen. I could’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinner! And the location was fantastic. So central to everything."
S. Tittle, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Ratings for Palace Gate, Kensington, UK - London

Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)65
Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)22
Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)97
Bathroom (attractive, functional)43
Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)98
Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool10
Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)22
Sleeping facilities comfort43

Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)42
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings108
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)107
Distance to Transportation/Major Roads1010
Shopping (access to everyday supplies)66
Well-Situated To See The Region or City1010

An Explanation of the Ratings:

These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.

These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.

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Dee McConnell
Director - Switzerland, Holland, and London Untours
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