Kensington pubs and bars range from traditional boozers to gastro pubs on sleepy streets to sleek cocktail bars. Our list of recommended pubs in Kensington combines the places to be seen with foodie pubs, live music, killer cocktails, real ale and al fresco bolt holes so you’ll always have somewhere to imbibe whatever the weather.
41 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7300 0041
Comprising thirty luxurious rooms and suites, exceptional levels of comfort, personal butler, 24 hour room service and staff who outnumber guests two-to-one, this five-star intimate private hideaway in the heart of London is the epitome of luxurious style.
- An exquisite hidden gem overlooking the Royal Mews
- A few minutes walk from Victoria station
- 'Plunder the Pantry' complimentary treats for guests
- Two staff to every guest and 24 hour butler service
- Located opposite Buckingham Palace & the Royal Mews
More Kensington Pubs
South Kensington's Anglesea Arms offers traditional pub food in inviting surroundings.
15 Selwood Terrace, South Kensington, London, SW7 3QG
(020) 7373 7960
The Britannia has a traditional pub feel coupled with modern styling in the dining area, making for a uniquely stylish bar experience overall.
1 Allen Street, Kensington, London, W8 6UX
(020) 7937 6905
Notting Hill's Churchill Arms is a popular pub offering a range of drinks and Thai cuisine. You can also catch all the latest sporting events here.
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 7LN
(020) 7727 4242
The Devonshire Arms is a traditional type of establishment with a contemporary edge, serving a range of classic dishes on an extensive food menu. An outdoor area is available for the good weather and dogs are permitted.
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London, W8 6LA
(020) 7937 0710
The Drayton Arms is a lively traditional pub, suitable for all ages and a great place for all occasions. It has a wide range of draught beers, and a very reasonably priced wine list. Its food menu puts a modern spin on traditional English dishes, and its Sunday Roast is a must for all.
153 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW5 0LJ
(020) 7835 2301
If you're looking to shelter from identikit pubs and swanky spots that the area attracts the Live and Let Live offers sanctuary in its retro vibe and dedication to lager.
35 North End Road, West Kensington, London, W14 8SZ
(020) 7603 1040
This youthful pub has significantly improved its selection of beers to incorporate cask ales from the likes of Purity and lagers from Leffe and Meantime.
30 Queens Gate Mews, South Kensington, London, SW7 5QL
(020) 7581 7741
The Scarsdale is a traditional pub that serves a variety of classic British dishes and caters for vegetarians too.
23a Edwardes Square, Kensington, London, W8 6HE
(020) 7937 1811
Warwick Arms is a great place to go to get good food and a good pint. You can sit out on the pavement in good weather.
160 Warwick Road, London, W14 8PS
(020) 7603 3560
The Windsor Castle in Kensington was built in the 1800s and is a lovely little pub. Made up of a collection of small bars with traditional oak wooden floors, panels, bar counters and furniture, it’s perfect for intimate drinks with close friends and lovers.
114 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park, London, W8 7AR
(020) 7243 8797