Prince's Gardens, Hyde Park, London

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Prince's Gardens, Hyde Park, London

2 min away from Natural History, V&A and Science Museum, Prince's Gardens offer over 700 stylish bedrooms set around a quiet leafy square in Central London.


  • 21st century buildings
  • Breakfast (at additional cost)
  • Private car parking for a charge (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Children welcome
  • B&B
  • Room Only (no kitchen facilities)
  • 4 Star Official Rating
  • Lifts


  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Shared gardens
  • Squash court
  • Gym
  • Children's cots
  • Luggage storage
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Common room
  • Sitting room
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Elevator
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Telephone
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • Cooked breakfast (additional cost)
  • Continental breakfast (additional cost)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Picnic area

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Tennis courts (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)
  • Theatre (a short drive)

Prince's Gardens Residences (Southside and Eastside Hall), offer 722 stylish contemporary ensuite single, double and twin bedrooms in the exclusive South Kensington.

The residential complex is located within 5 minutes’ walk from the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. There are 2 Tube stations within 5 minutes’ walk (South Kensington and Gloucester Road), providing access to London’s major attractions. Harrods department store and the designer shops at Knightsbridge are 10 minutes' walk away.

Each bedroom features free tea and coffee making facilities as well as a private bathroom. Linen, towels and toiletries are provided.

Princes Gardens is one of Imperial College London Student residences and is open to the public as a hotel during the summer holidays and is a great choice for travellers interested in museums, parks and culture.

Please note that overnight parking on site is limited and needs to be pre-booked at least 7 days in advance. Please refer to the "Arrival information and how to find us" section for further details. 

History to the present day

Imperial College London was opened in 1907 and is one of the worlds foremost science and research universities.

Food and Drinks

Buffet Style Full English and Continental is available to book. Breakfast is served in the Sherfield Building on campus, which is approximately a 4-minute walk from the accommodation. Breakfast times: between 7.00am and 10.00am on weekdays and 7.30am - 10.00am on weekends.

Snacks and light meals are available on campus throughout the day from various outlets.

Food and drink vending machines can be found onsite.

Eastside Bar and Restaurant

The Eastside Bar and Restaurant serves a delicious range of 'gastro-pub' style dishes perfect for lunch or dinner, as well as a superb range of ales and wines, teas and coffees. Conveniently located on the ground floor of the Eastside Halls of Residence, this venue is on the doorstep of any guest staying in Prince's Gardens or Beit Hall. Eastside is open daily from 12.00 to 9.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 11am.00 to 11.00pm on Fridays.

Grounds and gardens

Guests staying in Prince's Gardens can enjoy use of the leafy Prince's Gardens. As London's only privately-owned public square, the Gardens offer a beautiful green tranquil space in the heart of central London. For those who want to venture out of the College grounds, Hyde Park is only a short walk away with vast green space and lake.

Other facilities

Guests staying in Princes Gardens receive complimentary access to Ethos gym (charges apply for the rest of the facilities). Located on the north side of Prince's Gardens, Ethos Sports Centre offers sauna, steam room and spa, fitness gym, exercise studio for classes, sports hall for badminton, table tennis, basketball and 5-a-side football, climbing wall, three squash courts, treatments.

Free Internet access is available to guests for the duration of your stay. To access internet in bedrooms will require an ethernet cable. Communal areas have WIFI internet connection. Cables can be purchased at reception for an additional cost.

24 hour front entrance CCTV in operation

Coin-operated laundry room with iron and ironing board available on site. Wash cycle costs £2.10. Dry cycle costs £1.10. Exact change required.

Accessible bedrooms available on request for people with disabilities, please specify your needs on the booking to ensure we can accommodate you.

Please note: Ethos will be closed on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017 for maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Watts Way, Off Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 1BA, United Kingdom

Check-in: From 2.00pm.    Check-out: By 10.00am.

Reception is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Please note that overnight parking on site is limited and needs to be pre-booked at least 7 days in advance. The cost is £3.00 per hour or £30.00 per day. To book your parking, please email attaching your accommodation booking confirmation receipt and vehicle registration number.

Nearest Underground Station: South Kensington Station.

Directions: At South Kensington station, turn right into the subway sign-posted for the museums and continue for approx. 5 minutes until you reach the very end of the subway. At the exit, cross the road and turn left up Exhibition Road walking towards Hyde Park. Take the second side street on the right that is Watts Way, half way along the path, you will see the entrance to reception which is located in Falmouth Hall in Southside building on your right hand side approaching from Exhibition Road.

By Car: Please use post code SW7 2BX for satellite navigation. 

Cancellation Terms

Customer loses a night (or more) if the booking is cancelled after a certain time.
If customer cancels giving more than 2 day(s) notice: £10.00 admin fee
First 1 night(s) non-refundable if the customer cancels within 2 day(s) of arrival date, plus £10.00 admin fee.
Customer loses full amount if they cancel on day of arrival date or if they don't show up.

More photos of Prince's Gardens, Hyde Park, London

Eastside Exterior by day Social Space (Eastside Only) En-suite Double Room En-suite Single Room Ensuite Twin Room Check-in Centre/ 24-hour Reception En-suite Twin Room En-suite Single Room Bathroom Check-in Centre/ 24-hour Reception Senior Common Room/Breakfast Room Senior Common Room/Breakfast Room Senior Common Room/Breakfast Room Ethos gym Check-in Centre Entrance Eastside Communal space Marble Arch Paddington Basin Eastside building foyer Check-in Centre Entrance South Kensington Station Hyde Park

Customer feedback

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, July 2017: A very convenient and pleasant location, enjoyed the breakfast but would like a feather pillow. We hope to be back for the Proms in 2018 4/5

, July 2017: Good, friendly accommodation with clean rooms and on-site facilities. Would highly recommend the Eastside Restaurant (both price and quality of food). Great location with good transport hubs. 5/5

, July 2017: Excellent accommodation in prime location and will recommend to others planning a London visit! 5/5

, July 2017: Good level of accommodation and service for London. Check-in process and staff is efficient and helpful. Could also have used the Gym & Pool but just did not have time to rake advantage of this during our stay. Will certainly consider staying at Imperial College again. 4/5

, July 2017: All very good. Would stay again and recommend 4/5

, July 2017: Great location and price! I'd stay here again 4/5

, July 2017: This type of accommodation is perfect for those of us who want to visit London without the hassel of hotels, parking etc. The rooms were everything that we needed. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Will be staying there again and definitely recommending this to friends and family! 5/5

, July 2017: Great location- efficient service 4/5

, July 2017: Prince's Gardens is incredibly well situated. It was so convenient being a 2 min walk to the Natural History Museum, the V&A, walking in Hyde Park. The South Kensington tube was a 3 minute walk from the accommodation. Everything was so close and so convenient. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting London. 4/5

, July 2017: The location is ideal, just 5 minutes to the idyllic Hyde Park in the north and 3 minutes to Natural History Museum , Science Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum in the south. The room was clean, sufficient, and safe. The service was superb. Thank you! for a wonderful time. 4/5

, July 2017: overall, very good, would consider staying again 5/5

, July 2017: Really good value for accommodation that is so central. Very pleasant surroundings and good student army of helpers. We will use it again. 5/5

, July 2017: Because the rooms booked are located in the Imperial College student housing, expectations were met. Initial issues with a non-functioning fan and a jammed window were dealt with quite promptly. Certain amenities were a bit lacking in ease of use (e.g., washing machines), however the gym and nearby eateries were really top-notch, as was the proximity to the fine museums on Exhibition Road. Overall, a good value for the pricing! 4/5

, July 2017: Recommended 4/5

, July 2017: Use of pool and gym was a welcome extra 4/5

, July 2017: Very good room clean and tidy staff very helpfully All in all good stay. 3/5

, July 2017: Helpful staff and comfortable clean room. 4/5

, July 2017: Considering this is a halls of residence it could easily pass for a hotel. It was clean, modern, functional, in an excellent location and in beautiful surroundings. I would definitely stay here again. 5/5

, July 2017: Excellent value for money. I will be back. Thankyou! 4/5

, July 2017: Everything was excellent Thank you 5/5

, July 2017: I was so impressed with the signage when we got there, the lovely team. It was seamless. The staff person in the office even made a cab booking for us for 6 am the next morning when we went to ask about it at the office the night before. I will be recommending this to many other people. Thank you!! 5/5

, July 2017: Extremely good stay at the college...would love to return. 5/5

, July 2017: There was a bit of a mix up on my room booking on arrival but it was sorted out no problem.The check in staff were helpful and engaged well. The accommodation was very clean and served it's purpose for having somewhere inexpensive to stay in the heart of London,in nice sourroundings. Well maintained and felt very safe. 4/5

, July 2017: From the moment of check-in to all my inquiries, including about using the pool in Ethos, I only have words of praise for your staff, the superb facilities, the lovely grounds, and the quality of services. Especially, I want to complement the Reception staff who checked me in in early evening of the 4th of July. They were extremely helpful, precise, and gave me plenty of useful information about all the amenities. Express check-out is an excellent idea. I cannot wait to stay at the Princes Gardens again soon. 4/5

, July 2017: Great location. Clean room and quiet. I would come back and recommend it to others. 4/5

Mr Emily L, July 2017: Perfect for what I needed. Great location, very clean, easy booking and check-in would use again and recommend. 4/5

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