The Milestone is perhaps the most famous boutique hotel in London, and certainly lives up to its expectations, with exquisitely designed rooms and exceptional service. The service is where the hotel really shines, as each member of staff is superbly trained, which helps ensure guests get the first-rate luxury experience for which The Milestone is known. With ample boutique perks on top of that, and a convenient location for London’s most exclusive shopping, it’s difficult to find something wrong with this hotel -- just expect to pay a high price for all these luxuries.
The single most defining factor of The Milestone is its truly exceptional level of service: In the words of the hotel itself, their mission is to deliver service that exceeds guests’ expectations at every opportunity. From the warm, fully competent, and superbly trained staff, to the unparalleled attention to detail, and the abundance of luxury boutique amenities, this hotel’s mission is to serve.
Beautifully themed rooms such as the Matisse Studio, Safari Suite, and the Venetian Suite are simultaneously elegant and creative, incorporating beautiful period furnishings without coming across as too dated. The lounging and dining areas follow suit with rich mahogany wall paneling and comfortable antique furniture -- a style that feels inspired by that of a luxurious English country home.
This is a rare hotel where reality seems to live up to the hype -- with exquisite period design, unparalleled high standards, excellent service, and a great location, it’s no wonder why The Milestone is so renowned.
A seven-minute walk from High Street Kensington tube station, in fashionable Kensington
The Milestone is well situated on the southwest corner of peaceful Hyde Park -- just west of Knightsbridge, south of Notting Hill, and east of Kensington High Street. Kensington is generally a mix of well-off tourists and natives, although the area around High Street Kensington tube station is a bit more affordable and down-to-earth. Proximity to the High Street Kensington tube stop means you’re never far from any central London location, as long as you don’t mind using public transport.
30-minute drive to Heathrow Airport
2-minute walk to Hyde Park
5-minute walk to High Street Kensington shopping district
7-minute walk to Kensington Gardens
10-minute walk to Royal Albert Hall
8-minute tube ride to Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Market
13-minute bus ride to Knightsbridge shopping district, including Harrods
13-minute tube ride to Sloane square shopping district and Saatchi Gallery
19-minute tube ride to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and scenic walks along the Thames
23-minute tube ride to Piccadilly circus and the theatre district
24-minute tube ride to Covent Garden and more theatre district
Fine dining at Cheneston's, and afternoon tea in the Park Lounge or The Conservatory
Furnished in rich mahogany paneled walls and a beautiful sculpted ceiling, Cheneston’s derives its name from the early spelling of Kensington, and serves the finest in international cuisine, with an emphasis on modern British food.
The split-level Stables Bar, decorated with rich green tartan quilting and mahogany-paneled walls, has satellite TV for viewing sporting events and an exclusive list of champagnes and cocktails.
The Conservatory is a chic lounging area with black-and-white silk and leather furnishings, and black-marble tables.