The Milestone

London, England

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    Lavish suites, lavish service

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Why we choose The Milestone

It’s a home-away-from-home ambiance, assuming your home is a fabulous mansion

  • Skip the cab; let the hotel’s chauffeured Bentley or Range Rover pick you up
  • Famous for afternoon tea—a fair achievement in this country
  • Guest Preference Forms ensure every favorite is accounted for

While The Milestone has a very traditional manor-house feel, it seamlessly incorporates contemporary comfort needs, including high-definition televisions equipped with SKY TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The staff lives by the motto, “No request is too large, no detail is too small.” In the past, they’ve arranged for an elephant to participate in an onsite Indian wedding, so it’s a safe bet that whatever you need won’t be a problem.

What you need to know about the hotel

A traditional English gem with a twinkle in its eye

  • If the full, state-of-the-art gym isn’t cutting it for you, on-site personal trainers and on-request yoga instructors will whip you into shape
  • For ultimate privacy, choose from one of the six two-bedroom apartments, which offer a private entrance but still allows you to enjoy all of the services provided by the hotel, including 24-hour butler service, housekeeping, room service, etc.
  • The spoiling starts as soon as you walk in - after enjoying the welcome drink of your choice, the butler will give you a tour of the property before offering to unpack

Warm and intimate, The Milestone offers service that is exquisitely personalized. There is an endless list of draws, but the accommodations are worth special mention. Each of the 44 rooms, 12 suites, and 6 two-bedroom apartments are lavishly decorated with plush fabrics antique furnishings, and beautiful artwork. Of particular note, each guestroom is outfitted with fresh flowers!

Many rooms and suites feature direct views of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. Set away from the hustle and bustle of central London,  The Milestone is just meters away from London's biggest green space and only ten minutes from the west end.

The Milestone’s restaurant, the Cheneston’s offers a choice of 400 wine labels from around the world; the property also boasts a gorgeous spa and fitness areas and top-of-the-line technology.

Where is it and what's nearby

The Milestone has the feel of a country house in the heart of London

  • After visiting Kensington Palace, indulge in your own royal treatment with a Milestone Picnic in Kensington Gardens
  • Concierges can secure tickets for neighboring Royal Albert Hall, as well as arrange a behind-the-scenes tour of the famed venue
  • The hotel’s own Kensington High Street is a shopping magnet, or hit the glittering shops along Brompton Road, Sloane Street and King’s Road

London’s quintessential luxury boutique hotel is centrally located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens. In fact, the hotel is just steps away from Kensington Church Street, known for its intimate cafes and unique antique shops. Just beyond Kensington is Hyde Park, London’s biggest green space, where you can job, wade into The Serpentine boating lake, or just relax with the family.

Many of the city’s most popular attractions are a short walk or cab ride away!

How to enjoy London

From the fine art galleries of Mayfair and St James  (bring your wallet, this art is for sale) to the elegant terraces surrounding Regent’s Park, sophisticated London abounds. For an edgier side to the city, head to Soho, for the excellent restaurants

  • Explore Shepherd Market, a tiny backstreet square where London’s glitterati of Royals and A-listers go to club and dine
  • To see London from the highest vantage point, take the express lift (no elevators in these parts) to the newly opened observation platform on The Shard
  • Upmarket shopping can be found on Bond Street, South Molton Street and Savile Row. For one-offs and independents, explore the boutiques of King’s Road. Borough Market is perfect to explore stalls featuring local produce, and don’t forget the antique shops on Portobello Road.

Nowhere best captures the understated glamour, impeccable manners and intriguing idiosyncrasies of the British upper classes than the streets around Mayfair. To get up close and personal, however, you have to join in the traditions. Tea at The Ritz or Claridges is a must. (It’s even listed as a proper meal alongside breakfast, lunch and dinner on their menus). Don’t forget an appointment with your man in Jermyn Street (for exquisitely tailored shirts and suits).

For more quintessentially English experiences venture away from the central hub of Mayfair. South of the river there’s Wimbledon. Outside of the tournament, visit the tennis club. It has a museum and drips wealth. The boutiques and cafes of Wimbledon Village are worth an afternoon too. Finally, don’t forget the Queen. It would be rude not to stop by if you are in town. Buckingham Palace does tours. A tourist honeypot, but you can book exclusive tours of the State Rooms.

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    When to visit London

    April: For a ticket-free sporting experience, join the throng along the banks of the Thames at Putney or Chiswick and watch the annual battle between Oxford and Cambridge Universities: The Boat Race (Pimm’s obligatory).
    May: Chelsea Flower Show
    June/July: To see the world’s greatest tennis players in action, get tickets for Wimbledon during the last week of June and first of July.
    July: Henley Royal Regatta
    August : Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
    September: London Fashion Week

  • A word from the hotel

    Allow us to Sabrage a bottle of Champagne for you. The theatre of chopping the top of the bottle with a golden sabre gets the evening off to a great start.
    Grant Cockburn, Maître d’Hôtel

  • We say

    Guests love the little bar hidden away just for them.

  • A word from the hotel

    Afternoon tea in our Park Lounge overlooking Kensington Palace is a must—a truly memorable and reviving experience.
    Andrew Pike, General Manager

  • Awards and accolades

    Named Best Small Hotel in the UK in the International Hotel Awards, and features in the Condé Nast Traveler Platinum Circle, awarded to those hotels which make the Gold List 5 years running.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Milestone, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full English breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • Choice of two entrance tickets (per room booked) to Kensington Palace plus a USD $60 credit toward afternoon tea at the Milestone on one day or a three-course dinner in the hotel restaurant for two people per room booked, once during the stay
  • Suite bookings of 3 or more nights/apartment bookings of seven or more nights: a one way airport transfer to/from London Heathrow to Milestone

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