Contained within a trio of historic buildings, The Milestone Hotel & Residences boasts a rich and storied history that spans several centuries. Located in the heart of Kensington and originally built in the late 19th century, our building used to serve as a group of private residences for wealthy aristocrats. Today, we are renowned for impeccable service, timeless British charm, and a dedication to preserving the heritage of our building while offering modern comforts to our guests.
Dating back to 1883, our Grade-II listed Victorian building is instantly recognisable for its striking Kensington-style red-and-white brick façade. It is a true landmark, and we strive to protect and celebrate this precious history, from the original marble checkerboard floors, to the Victorian tiling, leaded windows and wooden panelling, allowing guests a rare glimpse into London’s history.
Our seamless blend of historic charm and contemporary luxury offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience. Discover what makes The Milestone so special.
The Milestone has been deftly helmed for 25 years by charming General Manager Andrew Pike, who presides over a warm and attentive team for which nothing is too much trouble day or night.
Discover the fascinating architectural history of The Milestone Hotel & Residences. Learn more about the story our five-star hotel and the tales connected to numbers one to three Kensington Court.
"Our English mansion house has been a hotel since 1922, but was originally three distinct private houses, built in the late Victorian period for aristocratic families. I have been proud to be the GM of this property for the past 16 years and I am especially proud of the many awards we have won for our service, driven by a team of incredibly passionate individuals who have been recognised by our industry for their contribution. Most of my senior team have been with us for more than 10 years and several for more than 15 years, giving us a real sense of community.
Our location, directly facing Kensington Palace, is perfect for local exploration, from the winding Kensington Church Street with its myriad of boutiques on the north side, to the charming red brick terraces to the south.
I am also proud of our long-standing partnerships, including the iconic Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace, alongside our support for the British Exploring Society, for whom we have raised funds to give underprivileged young people the opportunity to discover their own potential.
We have recently taken exploration to a different level with our new immersive ‘Urban Foraging’ experience. Other signature experiences include our Smoking Old Fashioned, prepared by our Chief Mixologist Angelo in Stables Bar, or a private recital in your suite by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
We look forward to welcoming you to our very special English Mansion Hotel."
- Andrew Pike, General Manager