What is nearby?
Secure underground parking at Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel.
Very central, yet ideally situated just outside the congestion charge zone opposite Hyde Park.
Queensway underground station is only a two minute stroll up the road, with Lancaster Gate Station a three minute walk in the other direction.
The hotel sits conveniently next to a petrol station (Shell Bayswater).
The height restriction is 1.8m.
We got locked in the carpark as the barrier was stuck with a fault. I had to use my own tools to free myself and around 6 other cars. I felt like a hero on the day
Good place and reasonable price; could do with more information what to do on arrival though. We arrived and there was only a post with one button to press (to get a ticket/token) and no one to speak to. This made us think it is either the wrong place or that we will have to pay if we enter. In the end it turned out you need to stop by the barrier (and block the car park entrance! as no other space available around), go to hotel reception and then get explanation on what needs doing. It's a good job there were two of us otherwise would be more stressful. Having said that, very polite and friendly reception service- thank you.
Easy to find, friendly hotel staff, overall fantastic experience wouldn't hesitate to use again! Added bonus for the centre of London was not over priced!!
Space just as described, hotel staff helpful on exit
Very tight parking spaces. When we came to leave at 10pm facing a 4hr drive home. The barriers were broken and would not go up. There was a very helpful hotel employee trying to rectify the problem but we were there for 40 min. There should be a clear process for staff to know how to manually overide the system in this scenario.
MR H A F
Good system, close to Hyde Park, easy to use and good value in Central London.
Thistle Kensington Gardens
7 Mar '14