About The Milestone Hotel and Residences
Discover old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original arts, outstanding cuisine and an experienced and passionate team.
This elegant historic hotel is perfectly located opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Stable’s Bar and the ‘Smoking Old Fashioned’, afternoon tea in the Park Lounge or dine in Cheneston’s or The Oratory, the original chapel.
Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston’s is our intimate and elegant restaurant, offering the finest British cuisine (available to book here).
As you step in from the bustling city streets of Kensington you will be struck by the fine traditional décor, rich mahogany furniture, warm wood panelling and the abundance of natural daylight pouring in from the Victorian leaded windows. Enter a world of calm sophistication and sumptuous luxury in our dining room, a room full of character, reflecting the distinctive period architecture of the building.
It’s hard to imagine a more comfortable and welcoming environment in which to enjoy an exceptional dining experience, with discreet yet attentive service to match.
A ritual fit for royalty. Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form at The Milestone, recently highly commended at the 2019 Afternoon Tea Awards (available to book here). Served in Cheneston’s Restaurant, the Park Lounge or the Conservatory, it is a treat in more ways than one – indulge in a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, accompanied by warm freshly baked scones piled high with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macarons. Enjoy a vast choice of teas at your leisure in fine surroundings, or perhaps a glass of Champagne, and experience the superior service for which The Milestone is renowned.
Names can be deceiving. And that’s certainly true of this Kensington hotel bar. Because although it’s called The Stables at the Milestone, it’s not just a place to pass through on the way to somewhere else. This bar should be your ultimate destination. Set in a Grade II listed building, the beautiful 17th century architecture and extensive drinks menu belies such a modest name. And it’s the same for our signature cocktail the, Smoking Old Fashioned. Because really, it’s anything but. We follow the traditional New Orleans recipe, but we’ve added something special at the start, and a theatrical twist at the end.
Rather than whisky straight from the bottle, ours has been barrel-aged for 60 days in Canadian maple syrup and vodka. And then there’s a final flourish that elevates it from a drink to an experience – your cocktail is presented in a glass dome filled with shisha smoke, releasing hints of apple and orange when you lift the lid. And we believe that commitment to exceeding expectations is also the secret to a truly great bar. The drink is undoubtedly at the heart of everything. Yet it’s the extra touches – from enticing surroundings to world-class service – that really set it apart. That’s The Milestone Stables, and that’s The Milestone Old Fashioned.
London’s most intimate historic venue, The Oratory at The Milestone is a special place for small events, private dining, celebrations and weddings.
The original chapel of the building, The Oratory’s original features are quite remarkable. Steeping in history, there is nowhere better to dine in elegant style with total privacy and discreet, effortless service. Whether you are entertaining clients, planning the perfect proposal, or celebrating a special occasion with close family or friends, our unique venue lends itself perfectly.
Voted No. 5 in the Top 25 Hotels in the UK
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Voted No. 5 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the UK
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Awarded The Extra Mile for Best Customer Service
Best Loved Hotels Awards 2018/19
Voted No. 4 in the Top 40 Hotels in the UK
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2018
Voted No. 2 in the Best Hotels in London
Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best’ Hotels 2017
- Monday: Open 24 hours
- Tuesday: Open 24 hours
- Wednesday: Open 24 hours
- Thursday: Open 24 hours
- Friday: Open 24 hours
- Saturday: Open 24 hours
- Sunday: Open 24 hours
3 things to try when you’re there
- Duo of Smoked Salmon – table side carving service of both Irish & Scottish smoked Salmon with traditional accompaniments
- 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 our 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.