Set in fashionable Kensington, The Rockwell is a chic boutique hotel in London which combines quintessential English style with contemporary design in two converted Victorian terraces on Cromwell Street. Earls Court, Kensington's array of museums, Knightsbridge's boutique shopping streets and Harrods are just minutes away as well as the green oasis of Hyde Park. However, the crisp design, landscaped gardens and gourmet restaurant may leave guests not wanting to leave the comfort of this luxury hotel.
The Rockwell is in a great location in South Kensington with easy access to some of London's best museums, among them the Science Museum and the V&A which are on the same street as the hotel, and the grand Royal Albert Hall. With easy access to the tube, the rest of London is right at hand, although some may choose to stay local and shop in the fashionable stores of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea with stores from Urban Outfitters to Manolo Blahnik and Vivienne Westwood. There are some great bars in the area where fashionable types meet for an evening drink, including Prince Harry's sometime haunt, the Boujis private members venue. The hotel also has its own garden and terrace so guests can relax away from the hustle & bustle of the city.
Tasteful palm-frond print wallpaper, dark woods and views of the garden provide a comfortable and warm setting for a meal at The Rockwell's restaurant One-Eight-One. The menu is a mixture of English and international food, with grilled sea bass with fennel, orange, grapefruit & chilli salad, alongside homemade potato gnocchi with tomato, basil & parmesan, and salmon & cod Thai-style fishcakes with mango chilli sauce and there is an impressive wine list to accompany the meal. For outside dining, Ken Lo's well-known restaurant serves traditional Chinese food, and for Michelin star rated cuisine, visit Langan's Coq d'or.