The Adria: A Boutique Townhouse In The Heart Of London’s South Kensington

Photo by Romeo Balancourt

The Adria is a beautiful option for your next stay in London — offering an exquisite home away from home. This Victorian townhouse, located in South Kensington, was built in the 19th century and reopened in January 2022. It has a cozy, residential atmosphere combined with the luxury of a five-star hotel. The Adria offers 24 stylish rooms and suites, all with an unmistakably British design. The recent renovation preserved the building’s historic charm and original features while adding modern touches.

This charming hideaway is a five-star member of Leading Hotels of the World, which offers the most extensive collection of independent luxury hotels. The Adria seamlessly blends antiques with contemporary furnishings, featuring opulent upholstery and original artwork in each room. The decor includes nods to Queen Elizabeth II and The Beatles through books and art. 

Photo courtesy The Adria/Leading Hotels of the World

During your stay, take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful tree-lined streets of South Kensington and marvel at its stunning architecture. Enjoy the proximity to Harrods department store, the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and the museum district of London. 

The Adria is a space that values privacy and comfort. The signature suites delight with living, dining, and sleeping spaces. Bathrooms are adorned with floor-to-ceiling Italian marble, heated floors, and organic Bamford products for an elevated experience. Curl up by the fireplace after a long day enjoying the city.

The Adria offers several lovely lounges for guests, and the Games Room has a bar cart for cocktails. Order from the martini trolley while enjoying a game of chess. Additionally, the hotel features a 24-hour fitness suite for those not entirely on London time and a tranquil spa where guests can enjoy a deep tissue massage.

Afternoon tea is served Thursday through Monday in the Polo Lounge. Enjoy the British tradition of finger sandwiches and scones, as well as sweet delicacies and tea made from the finest tea leaves from tea partner, Newby. View the showcase of historic tea-ware on loan from the Chitra Collection, curated by Evelyn Earl, on display.

Start your day with a delightful a la carte breakfast. You can savor a perfect omelet made with Burford brown eggs or indulge in crushed avocado on sourdough with poached eggs, accompanied by fresh juice. During a stay in London, guests are also welcome to seek recommendations from the concierge for local dining options or enjoy the many in-room dining in options from neighboring restaurants.

Jessica Mackin-Cipro


Jessica Mackin-Cipro is an editor and lifestyle writer from the East End of Long Island. She was previously the Executive Editor of The Independent Newspaper and co-founded James Lane Post in 2020. She has won multiple NYPA and PCLI awards for journalism, design, and social media, including the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence. In 2023, she was a recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award at the United Nations 67th Annual Commission on the Status of Women. She aims to share the stories of inspirational people and places on the East End and beyond.

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