Step into the Grade-II listed Victorian building and discover old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original arts and outstanding cuisine. Instantly recognisable for their striking red-and-white brick façade, The Milestone Hotel is a true London landmark. Just a short stroll from the legendary Royal Albert Hall, as well as Notting Hill and Knightsbridge, the leafy surroundings are perfect for a beautiful picnic in the park.
The Milestone Hotel & Residences at a glance:
Grade II-listed mansion hotel 43 deluxe guest rooms and 13 luxury suites
Six long-stay Residences
Located opposite Kensington Palace & Gardens
Awarded a prestigious Forbes Five Star rating
Fine British dining in Cheneston’s Restaurant
Award-winning Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge
Exceptional signature cocktails in Stables Bar
Unwind in the sauna and heated resistance pool
24-hour butler service
At The Milestone, the team take pride in their continued offer of excellent hospitality and renowned luxury, blended with historic significance. As a family of passionate, enthusiastic people, discover how every aspect of your stay is entirely exceptional. No request is too large, no detail too small.
The Milestone pour creativity into every room, always with the guests’ comfort in mind. Each guest room at The Milestone is a work of art – a grand statement of colour and style – adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings and rare artworks. No two rooms or suites are alike, yet each of the 43 deluxe guest rooms casts its own spell.
Superior Queen Rooms: Adorned with fine fabrics and antique furnishings, and enlivened with views over The Conservatory Courtyard.
Deluxe Twin or King: With more space, a small seating area and even more of The Milestone’s opulent fabrics and furnishings.
Deluxe Studio: A series of stunning decorative schemes bring each one to life, some with their own private terrace.
Interconnecting rooms & suites: The flexible rooms and suites provide plenty of interconnecting options, with family wings.
The Milestone Residences: A private home in the city
Combine the value, space, and authenticity of renting a private home with the service, facilities and security of a five-star hotel. The six luxury two or three-bedroom serviced apartments are perfect for extended stays or when travelling with family and friends, comfortably accommodating up to 5 – 6 guests. Located opposite Kensington Palace, each residence has direct access through the hotel or may be accessed via your own private entrance. Enjoy 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping service, full concierge service, complimentary use of Health Club, grocery shopping service, and use
of the chauffeur. The Residences are designed for a maximum stay of three months.
Exceptional culinary journeys
A passion for fine wines and gourmet cuisine is the driving force behind everything the team serve at The Milestone Hotel. Experience fine dining in Cheneston’s Restaurant with its rich mahogany furniture; brunch or Afternoon Tea in the chic Conservatory; or a light menu in the unique split-level Stables Bar.
Cheneston’s Restaurant: Cheneston’s is proud to hold two AA Rosettes. Executive Chef Daniel Putz and his team make their mark, serving fine cuisine with an accent on modern British dishes. They balance their natural creativity with a superb collection of traditional comfort foods (organic and, wherever possible, locally sourced).
Tasting menus: Enjoy the exquisite theatrics and delicate indulgence of the Tasting Menus at Cheneston’s, showcasing eight courses that carefully navigate the flavours of the British Isles.
Sunday Lunch: Sustainably sourced meats and perfectly roasted, seasonal veg make Cheneston's the perfect setting for your Sunday Lunch. Available each Sunday to honour this traditional and comforting pastime with an added flourish of elegance.
Pre-theatre dining: With a number of London’s finest theatres and entertainment venues close by, and the West End just a short journey away, Cheneston’s is the perfect location to enjoy a quick meal before heading out to that anticipated show.
The Oratory: The Oratory at The Milestone is London's most romantic venue, ideal for small events, private dining, celebrations and weddings. The original chapel of the building, The Oratory’s original features are quite remarkable. Steeped in history, there is nowhere more intimate to dine in elegant style and with total privacy. Host an unforgettable atmospheric dinner or take things to the next level with the marriage proposal of a lifetime. Their romance and proposals offer includes exclusive use of The Oratory, lovingly adorned for the occasion with romantic flower displays and decorations.
The Stables Bar: Step inside The Milestone’s Stables Bar, named and decorated as a homage to the original use of the building in which it now resides. Filled with an eclectic mix of equestrian collectables, sophisticated soft furnishings, and paintings from Belgian sporting artist Elie Lambert, the Stables Bar provides a refined and comfortable setting. The atmosphere is made even more special with the presence of Angelo, resident Bar Manger, whose creative mixology skills are sure to make your time at the Stables Bar a true event.
The Stables Bar’s signature Smoking Old Fashioned, thought to be the best in London, provides a whimsical theatricality, perfectly paired with the Gentleman’s Club ambiance of the bar itself. The polished wood panelling and green leather banquettes of the upper bar provide the perfect backdrop for small group gatherings. Toast to your good fortunes in true Milestone style as you share a selection of the best cocktails in West London.
The Conservatory: The bright and airy Conservatory, with its chic juxtaposition of sheer black and white, creates an al fresco ambience with natural light pouring through the glass. With comfortable leather armchairs and sofas, it is the perfect place to unwind. Overlooking the herb garden and forming an extension of the Stables Bar, it is a relaxed space for drinks, light snacks, or a leisurely breakfast. Enjoy our legendary Afternoon Tea in this appealing sunlit spot. As the hotel is so close to the Royal Albert Hall, the Conservatory is also a perfect place for pre-theatre drinks or a light meal from the bar menu.
Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel and Residences:
Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form at The Milestone. In celebration of their treasured location opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and inspired by The Crown. The Milestone Hotel are delighted to offer guests their award-winning Royal Afternoon Tea. Served in Cheneston’s Restaurant, the Park Lounge, or the Conservatory, this exceptional experience is a true royal indulgence. Discover a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes, and macarons. Taste a vast collection of loose-leaf teas at your leisure in fine surroundings, or perhaps a glass of Lanson Champagne, holder of a Royal Warrant to the Court of England since 1900.
The Milestone Hotel received an Award of Excellence at the prestigious Afternoon Tea Awards 2023.
Your intimate events
Glittering parties, private dining, stylish family gatherings, baby showers, and birthdays deserve a luxurious venue that reflects the magnificence of the occasion. The Milestone Hotel and Residences, with its five-star grandeur, spectacular decor, and attentive staff, is the enchanting venue that turns a great event into a magical one.
Whatever the celebration, whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, wine tasting, cocktail masterclass, or an introduction to the art of sabrage, an event held at The Milestone will be
cherished for years to come. Your dedicated Events Manager will oversee your function from start to finish – from personalised menus, special themes, and thoughtful touches to make your event personal.
The Milestone has just welcomed Shelley Levy (ShelleyTheArtist) as the new Resident Artist for the hotel. With her passion for capturing stories through art and her unique style of drawing from life, Shelley will add a new dimension to the experience of guests.
Received an Award of Excellence at the prestigious Afternoon Tea Award 2023
Retained prestigious Five-Star rating – Forbes Travel Guide, 2023
AA Five Red Star rating with a double rosette award at Cheneston's Restaurant 2022
Voted No.1 Best Hotel in London & England and No.3 Best Hotel in Europe – U.S. News, 2022
Voted No.5 in the Top 40 Hotels in London – Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards,
Voted No.5 in the Top 10 London City Hotels – Travel + Leisure Awards, 2021
One of the first hotels to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel
THE HOTEL IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND TO WELCOME GUESTS. THE MILESTONE HOTEL AND
RESIDENCES OFFERS A RESTAURANT, AFTERNOON TEA LOUNGE AND BAR. THE OPENING TIMES
CHENESTONS RESTAURANT: MONDAY – SUNDAY: BREAKFAST: 7:00AM – 10:30AM / LUNCH: 12:30PM
– 2:00PM / DINNER: 5:30PM – 10:00PM
AFTERNOON TEA: THREE SITTINGS AT 1.00PM, 3.00PM AND 5.00PM DAILY
STABLE’S BAR: DRINKS: SERVED ALL DAY. LIGHT MENU: 10.00AM – 11.00PM
3 things to try when you’re there
Sunday Roast Lunch – Sustainably sourced meats and perfectly roasted, seasonal veg make Cheneston’s the perfect setting for your Sunday Roast Lunch. Private rooms are available to make this dining experience a real family affair.
SABRAGE EXPERIENCE – ONE OF VERY FEW LICENSED HOTELS IN LONDON TO BE PART OF THE CONFRÉRIE DU SABRE D’OR WHICH PROMOTES THE CHAMPAGNE SABRAGE RITUAL AND GUESTS CAN EVEN PERFORM THEIR OWN CHAMPAGNE SABRAGE AND RECEIVE AN ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE FROM THE CONFRÉRIE DU SABRE D’OR.
A DRINK IN THE STABLES BAR – WHERE ANGELO LO GRECO, HEAD BARTENDER AND HIS ENTHUSIASTIC AND PASSIONATE BAR TEAM WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE, TAKING YOU OUT INTO THEIR BOTANICAL HERB GARDEN TO PICK FRESH ROSEMARY FOR ONE OF YOUR COCKTAILS.
You might not know but..
THE MILESTONE HAS A 24-HOUR BUTLER SERVICE, ALONG WITH SAUNA AND HEATED RESISTANCE POOL.