Thistle Kensington Gardens is conveniently located next to Hyde Park with easy access to Heathrow Express, Paddington and Victoria Stations. Not many hotels in London can boast royal neighbours. But we can at Thistle Kensington Gardens hotel. The ?house next door? is Kensington Palace, former out-of-town retreat of William III, birthplace of Queen Victoria and, more recently, home of Diana, Princess of Wales. The hotel has 175 guest rooms and also is the ideal venue for business meetings, family occasions and other events.