The River Cafe, one of the trendier upscale restaurants in London, overlooks the River Thames on the western side of London. This Italian restaurant's cuisine has found favor with patrons, so much so that the River Café boasts a handful of cookbooks in publication. Several hotels are convenient to this in-vogue landmark, making it easy to walk the short distance for an authentic, home-style Italian meal.
The Adria Hotel is a family-owned, modestly priced facility located within a mile of the River Café, and is close to the Hammersmith and City Underground. It's a small hotel with just 15 rooms, but they offer a variety of sizes from single to triple, or the choice of an apartment-style unit with a kitchen. Hyde Park and The Natural History Museum are less than two miles away. A venue for a wide variety of concerts is the HMW Hammersmith Apollo Theatre just steps away.
Premier Inn London Kensington
Premier Inn's London Kensington Hotel, served by the Earls Court Underground close by, sits near Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. The River Café is approximately one mile southwest of this hotel. Parking is not available but off-site parking can be arranged. Enjoy a full, hot breakfast or go continental. With a Premier Inn package deal, you will get a three-course dinner included. While you are staying at the London Kensington, consider a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the iconic Royal Albert Hall for a taste of British history and culture. Both are about a mile away.
Holiday Inn Express Earls Court
Holiday Inn Express offers accommodations that are half a mile from both the Earls Court Exhibition Centre and the Olympia Exhibition Centre, two large event facilities in the Kensington area. The hotel is about a mile from the River Café and lies beyond the Congestion Zone. This means you will not have to pay the London Congestion Zone fee for driving your automobile here. On-site parking is available for a charge. Breakfast facilities are located in the Great Room and there is a bar and lounge area as well.
The Star Hotel offers a B & B experience with available rooms ranging from singles to quadruples. The hotel is completely non-smoking and the décor is no-frills. Enjoy your choice of a full-on English breakfast with eggs and sausages or opt for a simple Continental. On-street parking is available here on evenings and weekends but you will have to get a permit for parking on weekdays. While you are in this area be sure to arrange for a tour of the BBC Television Centre nearby, where you will find memorabilia from notable past programs. The Hammersmith Tube Station serves this area.