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 12.00pm-11.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 12.00pm-10.00pm on Sundays.

Ethos Cafe

As well as Eastside, the Ethos cafe is located on the ground floor of Ethos, Imperial's flagship sports centre, also on Prince's Gardens. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks including barista-style coffee and fresh juice and smoothies, baguettes, sandwiches, paninis, salads and lots more, the Ethos cafe is ideal spot for a quick bite to eat or drink after a swim or gym session or simply just to relax.

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 £2.00. Dry cycle costs £1.00. 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.

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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, December 2016: Enjoyed our stay as always 5/5

, September 2016: Relaxed atmosphere . Great location : museums , park , Palace , Notting Hill , Harrods , tube Piccadilly Line . Love Kensington . 4/5

, September 2016: Excellent experience staff very very helpful will be using again 5/5

, September 2016: Will certainly use the facilities again, well done. 4/5

, September 2016: The surrounding area is so nice, quite and the central garden in front was just a bonus for us to sit in late into the evening and chill after a long, long day training 4/5

, September 2016: Brilliant - amazing value for money in en-suite rooms in central London. Breakfast was great too. Cooked, cereal, continental, juice, coffee fruit yoghurt massive choice and couldn't fail to please everyone. Highly recommend and would love to know when available again. 5/5

, September 2016: Brilliant! Have recommended to all my friends 5/5

, September 2016: This is student digs so don't expect a TV, but what you do get is a nice clean modern new room with a nice bathroom, clean sheets, comfy beds, and a central location that for the price is unbeatable.. second time here, we'll be back 5/5

, September 2016: Location was fantastic. Good value for money. Close to underground, restaurants and tourist sites. Lively area and accessible to everything. Highly recommend this place. 5/5

, September 2016: Very well situated and good value for money 4/5

, September 2016: Wonderful accommodation in the heart of London and on the Piccadilly line which was handy for arrival flight at Heathrow and departure for Eurostar at st Pancras. 5/5

, September 2016: Excellent all round experience 5/5

, September 2016: My wife and I were very impressed and will be booking with the College again in the future. We will also be recommending the accommodation to our friends and relatives. 4/5

, September 2016: Excellent location. 4/5

, September 2016: Fantastic location. Good value for money. Everything clean and tidy. No problems. 5/5

, September 2016: We had such a great experience we are recommending you to friends and family. 5/5

, September 2016: Staff were polite and helpful. Room clean and well equippesd. 5/5

, September 2016: Excellent location for museums, Royal Albert Hall and tours to the city. 4/5

, September 2016: We were very impressed by the whole experience of staying two nights and would definitely stay again. We needed to bring our car to London on this occasion so the fact that we could use the car park was fantastic. 5/5

, September 2016: We would definitely recommend this to others. It was great 5/5

, September 2016: I enjoyed my stay. I was down for a conference. one thing that often puts me off going to conferences is it can feel like a paid holiday - I felt like the accommodation was appropriate; it was comfortable without creating the "paid holiday" vibe. I also really enjoyed the access to the ETHOS centre. 4/5

, September 2016: Second time we have stayed here. Very satisfied and will stay again next year. 4/5

, September 2016: Very impressed with accommodation, a lot quieter than expected with excellent facilities. Would use again and recommend to others. 5/5

, September 2016: Fantastic stay. Room clean, comfortable, compact. All necessary facilities provided. Breakfast superb. Couldn't wish for better at the price. Will definitely visit again. 5/5

, September 2016: Safe, clean and great location. 3/5

Mr Chris T, September 2016: Really pleased to have found this facility!. 5/5

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