170 Queen's Gate
Lounge and dining room
170 Queen's Gate, part of Imperial College London, is a stunning grade II listed Victorian townhouse, which was completed in 1889 by Norman Shaw, one of the most important architects of the 19th century.
The house is a short walk from many of London's major tourist attractions such as the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Harrods and just a few steps from Exhibition Road, home to the Victoria and Albert, Natural History and Science museums. If you prefer a spot of retail therapy after a working day, Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge with their vast array of high street and designer shops are within easy reach.
We have a variety of accommodation available at 170 Queen's Gate from double bedrooms to one and two-bedroom flats. Our accommodation is stylish and modern whilst providing our guests with a 'home from home' in central London.
Guests will receive complimentary tea and coffee on arrival and all accommodation has ironing facilities, internet and telephone access.
Unfortunately, 170 Queen’s Gate is not accessible due to its grade II listed status.
170 Queen's Gate Overview
Facilities and features
170 Queen's Gate,
Checking in and out
- Check-in: From 14.00
- Check out: By 10.00
- Due to the lack of a reception, we are not able to help you store your luggage before check-in or after check out.
- Collect the key at Security Control Room 108 which is located on Level 1, Sherfield Building
- If you arrive outside of the gate opening hours you are advised to access the campus via Prince Consort Road pedestrian gates or via Imperial College road.
Please call the Security Control Office for assistance on +44 (0)20 7589 1000
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South Kensington Underground Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines)
At South Kensington station, turn right into the subway sign-posted for the museums and continue until you reach the very end of the subway (Exit 3).
At the exit, turn left up Exhibition Road walking towards Hyde Park. Turn left into the main Imperial College Campus, walk straight towards the other side of the campus and turn right down the side of the Lawn with the large Bell Tower on it. Enter the Sherfield Building, which is beside the Main Library and signposted and the main security office is on the right-hand side (room 108). The office is open 24-hours.
Unfortunately, parking is not available on site. Please note that central London operates a Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 7.00am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. The current daily charge when entering the zone is £11.50, to find out more and how to pay please visit the following website.
170 Queen's Gate is located in South Kensington, in an area also referred to as Albertopolis, so-called because of Prince Albert's (Queen Victoria's husband) involvement in supporting many of the cultural and educational institutions that surround Exhibition Road. Prince Albert is doubly honoured with the Albert Memorial statue in Hyde Park sitting directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall.
There are plenty of activities suitable for all ages in South Kensington - and even better many of them are free!
Three of London's largest museums can be found along Exhibition Road: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, all of them offering free entry.
The Natural History Museum is one of London’s architectural treasures and is filled with wonders from the natural world.
Don't miss: being greeted by Dippy the Dinosaur located in the entrance to the museum. From the Summer of 2017 you will instead be welcomed by an 82ft Blue Whale skeleton.
The Science Museum has many intriguing interactive exhibits for fun and learning for the whole family.
Don't miss: visiting the Launchpad - hands-on science has never been more fun!
The Victoria and Albert Museum is a haven for fans of art and design and is home to 3,000 years’ worth of amazing artefacts from many cultures.
Don't miss: lunch in the courtyard. There's a fountain for the kids to paddle in while you can take in the stunning surrounding architecture.
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most loved and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Each year it hosts more than 350 performances, including the BBC Proms.
Hyde Park is a vast Royal Park. Here you will find the Diana Memorial Fountain, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Lido, where on a hot day, keen swimmers bathe alongside the ducks.
For absolutely fabulous luxury shopping, head for Harvey Nichols and Harrods in Knightsbridge. Oxford Street is also just a short bus journey away.
"The standard of crockery, bedding, furnishing and towelling is excellent. Slippers and washing materials were provided. Everything is spotlessly clean. Location is brilliant - easy walking distance to Hyde Park, Kensington High Street, Royal Albert Hall, and museums." – David, UK
"Location is really great and the surroundings. The bedrooms were lovely." – Bogdanteo, Romania
"I liked how comfy the bed was, and also how all the facilities were lovely to use." – Kelvin, UK