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The Gainsborough feels like an English country home in London. It is close to London's museums, the Albert Hall, Harrods and the restaurants and shops of Chelsea and Knightsbridge. Free WiFi is available.

The Gainsborough is a converted Victorian house with a classic style and an informal atmosphere. It is named after the celebrated artist, whose portrait of the Duchess of Richmond is in the spacious lounge/reception.

The hotel is a short walk from the Natural History Museum and South Kensington Tube station, which has a direct service to London Heathrow Airport. Olympia Exhibition Center is 1.6 miles away.

This is our guests' favorite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Gainsborough Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 3, 2005

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet


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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Natural History Museum London
    0.1 miles
  • London Science Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Grosvenor Casino The Gloucester London
    0.3 miles
  • Imperial College London
    0.3 miles
  • Royal College of Art
    0.4 miles
  • Science Museum
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • Harrods
    0.7 miles
  • Buckingham Palace
    1.6 miles
  • Piccadilly Circus
    2.1 miles
  • Houses of Parliament
    2.3 miles
  • Big Ben
    2.3 miles
  • Trafalgar Square
    2.3 miles
  • London Eye
    2.6 miles
  • Tower of London
    4.4 miles
  • Wembley Stadium
    6.1 miles
  • O2 Arena
    7.8 miles
Public transit
  • Subway South Kensington Tube Station
    0.2 miles
  • Subway Gloucester Road Tube Station
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • London City Airport
    9.8 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    11.9 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    23.3 miles
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Amenities of Gainsborough Hotel
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
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House rules Gainsborough Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Gainsborough Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

When booking 3 rooms or more, different policies will apply.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Gainsborough Hotel

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    • Room options at Gainsborough Hotel include:

      • Triple
      • Double
      • Single
      • Family
      • Quad

    • Gainsborough Hotel is 2.3 miles from the center of London.

    • Check-in at Gainsborough Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • Guests staying at Gainsborough Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet