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The Nadler Kensington, a new concept hotel in London offers luxury, boutique, 4 star accommodation, right in the heart of central London.

Our hotel offers style, convenience and character for all. Adjoining a quiet and charming Central London garden square, The Nadler Kensington is situated in an ideal location within only a few minutes walk from either Earls Court or Gloucester Road underground stations. When exiting Earls Court tube station, follow signs for Earls Court Road.

There are six local bus routes that take you to South Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Putney, Notting Hill, Shepherd's Bush, Richmond and Clapham. For Knightsbridge and central London, take the South Kensington buses.

Many of London's main tourist attractions such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Earl's Court, Olympia, Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Kensington Palace, and Kensington Palace Gardens with the famous Peter Pan statue, are all within walking distance or a short bus or tube ride away from our Kensington hotel.

The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from the The Medical Chambers Kensington at 10 Knaresborough Place - a private medical out-patient facility offering consultations & treatments with a wide range of specialists.

Click here to view the local bus routes, and here for the London Underground tube map.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships: 23rd June – 6th July  
The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in South West London every summer for two weeks of tennis, strawberries and cream, and good-natured queuing.
Wimbledon is one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world. It's the world's longest-running, and widely-considered as the most prestigious. Games are still played on the original playing surface, grass, and there's a strict white-only dress code for players.
The tournament attracts around 500,000 spectators and millions of television viewers worldwide.
During the first week, the early rounds of the Singles and Doubles matches are played, with the top seeds playing on Centre Court and Courts 1 and 2. The Ladies' and Men's Singles Finals take place over the final weekend of the Championships.


Exclusive Guided Tour of Buckingham Palace: 1st January - 1st February  

Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA 


Tube: Green Park


This very special evening tour of Buckingham Palace will give the visitor an insight into the history and use of the State Rooms. The paintings, furniture, sculptures and porcelains will be described by an expert guide, and the tour will end with a glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance.

Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official London residence, and is used to entertain guests and foreign heads of state, and as a backdrop for ceremonial occasions.


The tour lasts between two and two-and-a-half hours, and you will also receive a copy of the official guidebook.

Places are limited to 30 people per tour, so try and book well in advance.

Further details can be found at http://www.londondrum.com/events/?p=27984


Cirque du Soleil’s “Kooza”: 6th January – 8th February

Royal Albert Hall - Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP


Tube: South Kensington 


Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with "Kooza", in which the world-famous circus troop mix death-defying acrobatics with aerial stunts and choreographed dance moves.

Set in a world full of contortionists, trapeze-artists and a breathtaking 'Wheel of Death', it tells the story of a melancholy loner called The Innocent, who is searching for his place in the world.

The terracotta-coloured Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s favourite concert venues. Whilst it remains most famous for classical music and the annual Prom concerts, it also holds rock and pop concerts, sports events and award ceremonies.


Further details can be found at http://www.londondrum.com/events/?p=27984   


Eerie Evening Tour of Kensington Palace: 9th - 31st January  

Kensington Palace - Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX 


Tube: High Street Kensington 


Here's your chance to experience Kensington Palace at night, hearing chilling tales and strange stories about the Royal residents who have lined in the Palace. As you are guided through the shadowy State Apartments you will hear gruesome accounts of medical disasters, painful illnesses, and the lasting legacy that deaths have left behind.

Does the ghost of King George II still wander the palace? Join us to find out!

[Note: This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 16. The private apartments of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the late Princess Diana, are not open to the public and are not part of the tour.]

Kensington Palace has been home to many British royals including William III and Queen Victoria, but is perhaps most famous these days for being the former residence of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Further details can be found at http://www.londondrum.com/events/?p=27984


Valentine’s Day: 14th February 

Various venues

London offers the ideal mix of cool, quirky, sweet and spectacular on Valentine's Day

Impress your date with panoramic views of the capital during a romantic dinner, catch a West End show, take a picturesque stroll, snuggle up in a cosy pub, or soak up some history and culture. 

London has plenty of original Valentine's Day ideas to offer, whatever your style and budget. 

Further suggestions can be found at http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/7576330-valentines-day-in-london


Pancake Day in London: 17th February 

Various venues

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, always falls between 2nd February and 9th March (depending on the date of Easter), and this year falls on Tuesday 17th February.

Pancake Day is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter) is a time of fasting, so Pancake Day originated as a way to use the foods that were given up for Lent: milk, butter, and eggs. Pancakes have featured in recipe books as far back as 1439!

Further details can be found at http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/28345169-pancake-day-in-london-201


Chinese New Year 2015: 19th – 22nd February 

Multiple venues (Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue for the main festivities)

Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities in London and across the world.

Based on the lunar and solar calendars, the actual date of Chinese New Year varies, but always falls between late January and mid-February.

Further details can be found at http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/4733685-chinese-new-year-2015-in-london


Vodafone London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House: 26th February – 1st March  

Somerset House - Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tube: Covent Garden / Charing Cross

For four days the historic Somerset House is transformed into a fashion paradise, as big names from the beauty and style industries show off their creative work.

Considered by many to be the ultimate fashion and designer shopping experience, the weekend is bursting with catwalk shows, pop-up shops, hair and beauty products and even educational panels from leading fashion experts. Style savvy glamour fans can get their winter wardrobe sorted for the year as more than 100 of the nation's best loved designer brands (including Issa London, French Sole and Linda Farrow) dazzle with their designs.

Official website: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/27900187-vodafone-london-fashion-weekend-at-somerset-house


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