Boutique Hotel in Kensington

Our boutique hotel is set in the charming location of Kensington, in West London, which is known as one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods with beautiful parks, museums and up-market attractions. From the moment of your arrival you will be enchanted by the warm hospitality and the convivial atmosphere of our boutique hotel..

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Our boutique hotel is only a short walk away from some of London’s landmark sites such as High Street Kensington, Hyde Park, The Natural History Museum, the famous Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace. We are also a great starting point for trips to the world famous West End of London, the theatre-land and shopping trips in iconic Knightsbridge and trendy Notting Hill, Chelsea. Spend the day exploring one of Kensington’s fascinating museums and leafy gardens or head into Central London, your choice entirely!

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Favoured by business and leisure travellers from all around the globe, all of our 56 guest rooms have free Wi-Fi connection and have been elegantly designed with the modern traveller in mind. We are a non-smoking hotel with efficient and professional staff who speak 10 different languages and will strive to accommodate all your needs and make your stay as pleasurable as possible, no request is too big for us!

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Our boutique hotel is located in a peaceful and quiet area, away from the crowds, with very easy access to Central London. The area where we are located is packed with restaurants and pubs and we are only a few minutes’ walk to Earls Court Tube Station, Gloucester Road Tube Station and High Street Kensington Tube Station; which are served by the Piccadilly line, the District line and the Circle line respectively. There are also excellent bus services available with bus stops a mere hop away from our steps.

Our staff is committed to give you a pleasant and memorable stay during your time in London. Whether it is a long-term or short-term stay, 1 Lexham Gardens Hotel guarantees everyone a relaxing and enjoyable visit. So do try us if you haven’t and we are confident that you will thereafter come time and time again!

Offers & Packages

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The 1 Lexham Gardens Hotel offers you the style of a boutique-hotel along with competitive room rates.

Bed & Breakfast

We are happy to offer our guest accommodation in Central London with the daily served continental breakfast.

Our Neighbourhood

Tours & Excursions

If you are travelling to London for tourism, we are happy to assist you with the bookings for attractions, tours and excursions. Please do not hesitate to contact our team in order to arrange a preferable tour. You can download “London Visitor Guide” below.

MI6 female secret agent who lived and died in 1 Lexham Gardens Hotel

1 Lexham Gardens Hotel was a home to Christine Granville (1908-1952) for the last three years of her extraordinary life as Britains longest serving female agent.

The hotel the last of the 1870s grand townhouses left on this side of Lexham Gardens was run by the Polish Relief Society to provide cheap accommodation for immigrants.

Born Krystyna Skarbek she was one of the most remarkable secret agents of the Second World War, running many successful missions making full use of her multi-lingual abilities, powers of persuasion, and courage to save countless lives.

MI6 recruited her as their first female spy in 1938, and from the winter of 1939 Krystyna made several journeys in and out of Poland. She trekked and skied across the border, smuggling money, arms and explosives, and bringing back valuable intelligence once on rolls of microfilm carried inside her gloves as well as escapees. 

Granville was audacious and secured the release of Francis Cammaerts and two other agents after they had been arrested by the Gestapo and were awaiting execution. She posed as a British agent and persuaded the captors that, with a British invasion imminent, they would meet a terrible fate if they executed the prisoners. With the help of a bribe the agents walked free and she was awarded a George Medal and OBE by the British and a Croix de Guerre by the French.

After the war ended, she settled in London here where she had a regular room on the first floor.

On the evening of Sunday the 15th June 1952, she returned home here to find former lover-turned-stalker Dennis Muldowney waiting there. He stabbed her to death in the hallway, and later hanged for the murder.