Gloucester Road is an exciting corner of west London close to Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge. It’s the perfect location from where to base your stay in London – you’re close to west London and a short hop away from the bright lights of the West End. If you’re looking for a serviced apartment in Gloucester Road then here at the Collingham we have everything you need for that perfect stay.
Gloucester Road Serviced Apartments – The Collingham
When it comes to choosing a serviced apartment in Gloucester Road, the Collingham is an ideal option.
Just a short walk from the Thames River, the Collingham has been extensively refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and our apartments – from the studios to the stunning penthouses – are perfect for business travellers, tourists, couples and families coming to London.
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we will make sure you are looked after and your time with us is relaxed, comfortable and above all, enjoyable. Our service is second to none and we offer you:
- Newly-decorated, modern serviced apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchens
- The facilities and amenities you need from a top serviced apartment in London
- Manned, 24h reception desk
- Great discounts at a selection of delicious local restaurants
- The freedom to come and go at your pleasure
We are ideally located close to a number of tube stations, buses and mainline trains and within easy reach of dozens and dozens of restaurants, bars, gastropubs, traditional English pubs and some of the best tourist sites in all of Europe.
Family-Friendly Serviced Apartments in Gloucester Road
For those seeking to bring the kids, every apartment at the Collingham is perfect for the ideal family holiday. There’s plenty of space for the kids to play and relax, you have a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare home-cooked kids’ meals and you’ll find ample space for them to play and relax when you’re not out exploring the city!
As one of the most popular Gloucester Road family-friendly serviced apartments, we were voted by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 ‘Hotels for Families’ – something we are extremely proud of.
Gloucester Road – The Perfect London Location
When people are looking for serviced apartments in Gloucester Road, they’re usually seeking quiet, residential streets like Collingham Gardens, a tranquil street in a beautiful residential area and naturally the home of The Collingham.
Not only are you close to some of the world’s most popular museums – the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum – you are close to the famous shopping areas of Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge.
If you want to get into central London, it couldn’t be easier. There are four tube stations within easy walk of the Collingham – Earl’s Court, Gloucester Road, High Street Kensington and South Kensington, allowing you to get you into the West End within 10 minutes. If it’s a more vibrant journey you’re after, there are plenty of buses to get you all over London. Just ask our reception and concierge staff and they will give you all the information you need to know about routes, fares and regularity of service. They’re also on hand to provide you with information on restaurants, tourist attractions, tickets, shopping and everything else!
If you want to stay local, there’s plenty to do on our doorstep. We’re very close to the River Thames for some incredible riverside walks and pubs while Hammersmith Park is one of London’s most impressive green spaces.
Shopping is, as you can imagine, a very popular pastime for people coming to London (and Londoners too!) and close to the Collingham you’ll find Westfield, one of the biggest malls in Europe full of almost every shop and food outlet you can think of.
There are also some classic high streets like High Street Kensington and King Street with a good mix of big brands and independents as well as Shepherd’s Bush Market, Bayswater Road Market, the Chelsea Antiques market and the world-famous Portobello Road Market.
A Short History of Gloucester Road
Sitting in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Gloucester Road runs north to south between Kensington Gardens and Old Brompton Road. Gloucester Road was so named for Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh who constructed a residence there in 1805. In the seventeenth century until around 1850 when it was renamed it was called Hog Moore Lane because it was a ‘lane through marshy ground where hogs are kept.’
The area is home to a proliferation of pubs, restaurants and hotels and perhaps the area’s most famous building is St Stephen’s Church, a Grade II listed Anglican church built in 1867 by Joseph Peacock, described by accounts of the time as an ‘extremely individual’ church architect. The church’s most celebrated worshipper was American poet TS Eliot who converted to Anglicanism from Unitarianism in 1927 (the same year he took British citizenship) and became a warden of St Stephen’s.
Today, Gloucester Road is one of London’s more affluent areas (2-bed apartments can fetch £900,000 and the biggest 5-6 bed townhouses are north of £5m) and is home to a number of embassies and consulates including those of Bahrain, Korea and Zambia. For literary fans, Gloucester Road was home (25b Froxbury Court) to John Mortimer’s fictional barrister Horace Rumpole, of Rumpole of the Bailey fame.
Serviced Apartments in Gloucester Road – Why Choose the Collingham?
When you travel to cities like London, your accommodation options are vast. From cheap and cheerful £20 per night youth hostels all the way up to the most opulent hotels in the world and everything in between, there’s a vast array to consider.
So if you’re seeking the ideal accommodation, there are plenty of great reasons to choose the Collingham. It’s your home-away-from-home and we constantly strive to make each stay as welcoming and as comfortable as possible for families, couples, tourists and business travellers alike. We’re passionate about outstanding customer service and strive to provide every guest who walks through our doors with an unforgettable experience.
Please have a look through the website for some great deals on serviced apartments in Gloucester Road and if we can help you with anything, just call us and we’ll provide everything you need to know.