The Pelham, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington. It is located a short walk from Kensington Gardens, the inspiration for the eclectic, brightly coloured design of its interiors. It’s clear why The Pelham has long been regarded as one of London’s most sophisticated hotels and it has the aristocratic atmosphere of a London townhouse. All of The Pelham’s 52 bedrooms and suites have their own style, expressed through a unique design with an evocative mix of antique and modern furniture, paintings and precious fabrics. La Trattoria serves traditional-chic Italian food created with the distinctive flair of Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo and welcomes guests at any time of day.
The Pelham is across the street from South Kensington underground station, with direct links to and from Heathrow airport. Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and many iconic central London locations are only a few tube stops away. It is located minutes from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and The Royal Albert Hall. After sightseeing or shopping, visitors can recharge their batteries in one of the area’s many bars and bistros, including the Bar 190 at our sister property The Gore.
Leisure and business travellers, families, and solo travellers.
Think traditional London townhouse. Its interiors are a romantic mix of elegant patterns and rich tones, complemented by the warm welcome and flawless service of a noble residence. The wood-panelled drawing room and library are wonderful places to relax, surrounded by archetypally English cabinet work.
Rooms and Suites
At The Pelham, the suites have an unmistakable style; each one is unique, with its own very personal character. Spacious and bright, with a combination of antique and modern furniture, they allow guests to enjoy a rare experience: living in the aristocratic atmosphere of a London townhouse.
Junior Suites: The 7 Junior Suites measure 28-30 square metres, and offer all the facilities and details one expects from a luxury hotel. Every suite is individually decorated and furnished, creating a distinctive personality. One suite, for example, has a four-poster bed, an antique chandelier, a fireplace and a black marble bathroom. Two Junior Suites can interconnect on request to create a grand suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
King Suite: A wonderfully modern twist on classic regal grandeur, The Pelham’s luxurious 50 square metre King Suite cannot fail to impress. The huge, opulently furnished drawing room with floor-to-ceiling windows offers some of The Pelham’s best views of South Kensington. The king-sized bedroom can be closed off for privacy, creating a separate lounge seating area. The bathroom with twin wash basins is fashioned from granite and oak. On request, the suite can be connected with the Executive Double room next door, creating a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite, an elegant space measuring over 840 square feet.
Mews Suite: The split-level, loft-style Mews Suite includes a lounge and dining area on the lower level, as well as an open-plan bedroom with king size bed. An additional queen-size bed is located on the mezzanine level. The mews is a private suite independent from the hotel, with a separate entrance on Cromwell Mews. It is suitable for longer stays and for families with children over the age of 10.
Food and Drink
La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo welcomes guests at any time of the day, with a different ambience for every moment. The varied breakfast buffet will appeal to all tastes – eggs prepared in every possible way, pancakes with bacon, berries and maple syrup, duck egg on potato and goat’s cheese rosti, or the Pelham Porridge with organic oats. There’s also a vegetarian cooked breakfast, while a Champagne breakfast with Eggs Royale offers a more indulgent alternative.
For lunch and dinner, chef Alfredo Russo infuses his dishes with his zestful, inquisitive approach to life. This “new Italian style” presents a highly personal take on traditional Piedmontese and Italian cuisine.
From cod brandade with olive oil to baked aubergines with tomato and mozzarella, veal in tuna sauce, mixed boiled meats, pasta Amatriciana and bean soup, Alfredo’s menu is made for sharing!
The idea is to sample a little bit of everything, enjoying La Trattoria’s philosophy of relaxed dining, the Italian way. And to end the meal on a sweet note, there’s panna cotta, a classic Piedmont bunet or a warm traditional zabaione with biscuits, served with a glass of the chef’s special reserve Moscato.
The Vintage Afternoon Tea is an exquisite, quintessentially English experience. The choice of the finest teas accompanied by classic cucumber sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream and handmade preserves create an enjoyably retro Victorian atmosphere.
Facilities and Activities
Alongside its impressive dining facilities, the hotel also offers guests 24-hour rooms service, access to a gym and library. Private dining and meeting / event rooms are also available with high speed wifi and concierge service.
For guests wishing to explore museums, shops and galleries the National History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, London Science Museum, Harrods and Royal College of Art are all close by.
Low season – from £180 per night on a room-only basis
High season – from £323 per night on a room-only basis
The closest London Underground (Tube) station to the hotel is South Kensington Station and the hotel is located directly across the street.
This station provides convenient access to national and international rail and flight connections.
For specific travel details or directions please contact the hotel directly.