Providing comfortable, clean and modern self-catering accommodation, and just a short walk from many of London's major tourist attractions


170 Queen's Gate offers a variety of self catering accommodation in the centre of London, just minutes away from Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington Museums, Knightsbridge and is ideally located for touring the capital.

We offer modern and stylish double bedrooms with private bathrooms and one bedroom ensuite apartments (available to book only by internals,Imperial College staff members) and two bedroom ensuite apartments (available to book by the general public).

Please note there are no lifts and there are steps to access the apartment which is situated in the basement.

History to the present day

170 Queen's Gate, part of Imperial College London, 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.

Food and Drinks

The apartments have fully fitted kitchens which include; hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.

The Eastside Bar and Restaurant serves a delicious range of 'gastro-pub' style dishes perfect for lunch or dinner, as well as a superb range of ales and wines, teas and coffees. Conveniently located on the ground floor of the Eastside Halls of Residence, this venue is a short walk away for any guest staying in 170 Queen's Gate. Eastside is open daily from 12.00pm to 11.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 12.00pm to 10.00pm on Sundays.

There are many bars, restaurants and eating establishments located within minutes of the property.

Grounds and gardens

Close to Hyde Park and only a short journey from many of London's parks and gardens.

Other facilities

Guests will receive complimentary tea and coffee on arrival and all accommodation has ironing facilities, free internet and telephone access.


Free broadband access (wired)

Self-catering facilities


No luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Washing machine

Bring your own travel cot

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities



Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)


No parking onsite

No smoking

Self Catering

Historic Property

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 0

170 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London - Reviews


Based on 87 reviews
Service 4.3
Rooms 4.5
Food 3.3
Website 4.4
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.3

A wonderfull and charming souterain apartment. In the middle of Kensington, which is a super environment with lots of nice restaurants at walking distance. I love the atmosphere around the university, lots of young people who bring a lively vibe to the area. The apartment was spotlessly clean, with everything you might need. We'll definitely be back!
Mr Constant S

great place great location great services what else to expect ?? :) thanks it was a great experience, and we shall come back.
Mr stephane d

Lovely apartment in a great location.
Mr Gregory L

Excellent support was provided on site.
Mrs Violetta Z

What a find - the best value for money I have found in central London. The flat we stayed in, although located in the "basement," is spacious, bright, clean, attractively designed and well-equipped, and the location on the Imperial College South Kensington campus is in a very pleasant area near museums and Knightsbridge shopping. Although one is on one's own, the security staff at Imperial College provide outstanding service should it be required. For example, I left behind a scarf, called the security office and the staff immediately located the scarf and posted it to me - received the next day!
Prof Carolyn T

My family and I booked a two bedroom apartment in South Kensington, London. Everything was clean,and of good quality, and there was plenty of space to relax. The location was outstanding, as we were within walking distance of all the museums. The only issue we had, was with outside lighting not working, which was vital to negotiate the metal stairs down to the basement apartment. After letting the management know, all bulbs were replaced and working that same evening. We would definitely book again-much better than a hotel and good value for families.
Mrs Navida H

Fantastic experience - great location & facilities
Mrs Alison H

Great apartment. Nice, clean, comfortable.
Mr Jakob Dahl J

Excellent accommodation and easy check-in/check out...will definitely stay again
Mrs Melanie S

Very clean, well equipped and spacious!
Mr Saagar P

Arrival Info

Address: 170 Queen's Gate, London, LondonSW7 5HF, United Kingdom

Check In: From: 2.00pm    Check Out: By 10.00am

Directions for Key Collection: At South Kensington station, turn right into the subway sign-posted for the museums and continue for approx. 5 minutes until you reach the very end of the subway. At the exit, turn left up Exhibition Road walking towards Hyde Park. Turn left into the main Imperial College Campus, walk straight towards the other side of the campus and turn right down the side of the Lawn with the large Bell Tower on it. Enter the Sherfield Building, which is beside the Main Library and sign posted and the main security office is on the right hand side (room 108). The office is open 24hrs.

Once you have collected your keys exit the Sherfield Building and go straight ahead along the side of the the Lawn and the Library and turn right at the top. Go through the blue gates and 170QG is on the right hand side. 

The gate via Queens Gate  entrance is locked at 23:00 and opened again at 05:30.

If you arrive outside of the gate opening hours you are advised to access the campus via Prince Consort Road pedestrian gates.

Please call the Security Control Office at the numbers provided below in case you need any help:

Security 020 7589 1000 (internal 58920 or 4444)

By Car: Unfortunately, parking is not available on site. Please note that central London operates a Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 7.00am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. The current daily charge when entering the zone is £11.50, to find out more and how to pay please visit the following website 

Nearest Underground Station: South Kensington Station.

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow