For anyone who might be planning a trip to London, I wanted to share a quick review of The Millenium Bailey’s Hotel London, where we stayed. In short, it was awesome…I pretty much can’t say enough good stuff about it.
- Location: Perfect. As I mentioned, it’s located in South Kensington (which blends into Chelsea), and the day I spent exploring these two neighborhoods was my absolute favorite. The area felt like quintessential London to me – exactly what I expected and hoped to see from the city. The hotel is within easy walking distance to several museums, such as the Victoria and Albert and the Natural History Museum, and pretty close to Kensington Palace as well. In addition, it’s literally right across the street from the Gloucester Road tube station, so it’s perfectly easy to get anywhere you want (even Heathrow). Also across the street there’s a Tesco where you can get lots of British chocolate (a must-do!).
- Accommodations: Also fantastic. We stayed in a four person room and it was big enough that even with the four of us, it didn’t feel cramped at all. They had UK, American, and EU outlets, which was just such a great and convenient feature. The room was lovely and comfortable, with huge comfy beds, a refrigerator, blowdryer, safe, ironing board, etc. We had everything we could need.
- Food: Amazing! We had breakfast in the hotel a few times and I’m telling you, this breakfast was miles better than one I had at a literal 5-star hotel I stayed in in the past. They had the full English breakfast as well as incredibly delicious yogurt (Europe and UK yogurt is so much better than American yogurt, I can’t get over it), croissants, scones, toast, all that stuff…lots of yummy jams and great coffee…it was great. I got room service for dinner from the hotel restaurant one night, which was also good! We never actually ate dinner at the restaurant but judging by the room service I’d give it a thumbs up.
- Decor: Super nice. I’m so mad at myself for not taking pictures of the inside! Trust me, it was amazing. The lobby had this gorgeous, big wrought-iron staircase, and there were charming gallery walls and quirky bits of art throughout, but it was all very elegant and felt very British…I loved it.
As far as pricing, because we shared a room between four people it definitely was affordable, so if that’s an option I recommend it. Overall we had a wonderful experience at the Millennium Bailey’s Hotel and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
photography by Jacqueline Clair