170 Queen’s Gate

  • En suite
  • Breakfast available
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi

170 Queen’s Gate will not be open for bookings in summer 2024. Prince’s Gardens, just a five-minute walk away, will be open as normal. Explore bedrooms in Prince’s Gardens.

Stay in our stylish two-bedroom basement flat at 170 Queen’s Gate for a ‘home-away-from-home’ experience during your visit to London.

Positioned a short walk from many of London’s major tourist attractions such as the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Harrods, and just a few steps from Exhibition Road, home to the Victoria and Albert, Natural History and Science Museums. If you prefer a spot of retail therapy after a working day, Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge with their vast array of high street and designer shops are within easy reach. To book 170 Queen’s Gate, please get in touch with our team.

Collect the key at Security Control Room 108 which is located on Level 1, Sherfield Building. If you arrive outside of the gate opening hours you are advised to access the campus via Prince Consort Road pedestrian gates or via Imperial College road. Please call the Security Control Office for assistance on +44 (0)20 7589 1000

Check in: From 14.00
Check out: By 10.00

Luggage storage: Due to the lack of a reception, we are not able to help you store your luggage before check-in or after check out.

  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • Linen and towels
  • Complimentary toiletries

  • Unfortunately, 170 Queen’s Gate does not have step-free access due to its Grade II-listed status

Really nice building, lovely architecture. Beautiful rooms. Feels so fancy.

Eseosa Igbinosa

August, 2023

Where you’ll stay

170 Queen’s Gate is a stunning Grade II-listed Victorian town house, which was completed in 1889 by Norman Shaw, one of the most important architects of the 19th century. Enjoy a luxurious stay with complimentary tea- and coffee-making facilities and essential amenities including ironing facilities, Wi-Fi and telephone access. It’s important to note that due to the Grade II-listed status of 170 Queen’s Gate it is not an accessible building and is not suitable for those with mobility constraints.

How to find 170 Queen’s Gate

170 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HF, UK

170 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HF, UK

Travel information


The nearest London Underground (tube) stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road, each less than a 10-minute walk away. From here, you can take the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines to anywhere in London. Our reception team can provide you and your group with maps of Central London and the Underground.

  • From Heathrow Airport
    Take the Heathrow Express, which runs every 15 minutes to Paddington mainline station. Change to the Underground and take the Circle line to South Kensington. Alternatively, you can take the Piccadilly line directly from Heathrow Airport to South Kensington.
    Journey time: 50 minutes
  • From London City Airport
    Take the DLR to Canning Town, then change to the Underground and take the Jubilee line. At Green Park, change to the Piccadilly line to South Kensington station.
    Journey time: 40 minutes
  • From Gatwick Airport
    Take the Gatwick Express, which runs approximately every 15 minutes, to Victoria mainline station. Change to the Underground and take the District or Circle lines to South Kensington.
    Journey time: 50 minutes
  • From Stanstead Airport
    Take the Stansted Express, which runs approximately every 15 minutes, to Liverpool Street mainline station. Change to the Underground and take the Circle line to South Kensington.
    Journey time: 90 minutes


Parking on campus is extremely limited and must be pre-booked at least seven days in advance, subject to availability. The cost is £3.00 per hour or £22.00 overnight. Entry is via Exhibition Road, SW7 2BX. To book, please email and provide:

  • the car make and model;
  • the registration (licence plate) number;
  • your arrival and departure dates

Unfortunately, camper vans and minibuses are not able to park on site.

Parking in the streets around Prince’s Gardens is on a pay-and-display basis for limited periods only.


Coaches can drop off and pick up guests at the corner of Prince’s Gardens main entrance on Exhibition Road. The maximum standing time is 20 minutes.

There is no coach parking available on campus. The nearest coach park is Euro Car Parks in Hyde Park, W2 4QH.

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