The Pelham

The Pelham London, 15, Cromwell Place, The Boltons, Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, Greater London, England, SW7, United Kingdom



The Pelham is an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington. It is located a short walk from Kensington Gardens, the inspiration for the eclectic, brightly coloured design of its interiors.

It’s clear why The Pelham has long been regarded as one of London’s most sophisticated hotels. It has the aristocratic atmosphere of a London townhouse, its interiors are a romantic mix of elegant patterns and rich tones, complemented by the warm welcome and flawless service of a noble residence.  The wood-panelled drawing room and library are wonderful places to relax, surrounded by archetypally English cabinet work. The hotel offers guests a wonderful opportunity to spoil themselves with an indulgent afternoon tea, or to enjoy some of the exquisite dishes prepared by Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo at the Trattoria. All of The Pelham’s 52 bedrooms and suites have their own style, expressed through a unique design with an evocative mix of antique and modern furniture, paintings and precious fabrics.

La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo welcomes you at any time of day for a delicious breakfast, light lunch, special Vintage Afternoon Tea or elegant dinner. The restaurant serves traditional-chic Italian food created with the distinctive flair of Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo.

For events and meetings – both business and private – The Pelham offers two bright, elegant conference rooms hosting up to 45 people, plus a private dining room, drawing room and library, available for private gatherings.



The Pelham’s 52 rooms and suites all have an individual style and design, expressed by a unique mix of antique and modern furniture, paintings and precious fabrics.

The wooden and metal window frames enhance the design of the furnishings, a creative combination of classic and contemporary, while natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows adds extra radiance to the interiors.

The eclectic design theme is carried through to the furnishings where exuberantly patterned headboards, drapes and upholstery are offset by plain, elegant wallpaper, and vice versa.

The ten suites – all spacious, welcoming and sophisticated – offer guests a level of comfort and luxury designed to match their personal taste and needs. There is even a loft-style suite with its own separate entrance, perfect for small families.

Smart Samsung TVs and beds by Simmons with Italian Frette linen complement antique wooden cabinets. The bathrooms are beautifully designed in solid granite and oak, with period style taps. Refined Penhaligon toiletries provide the ultimate in pampering.

All the rooms and suites are air conditioned and equipped with the latest technology. And to ensure that guests will always be unfazed by the vagaries of London weather, there’s also a courtesy umbrella in every room.

The Mews Suite

King Suite

7 Junior Suites

13 Double Executive

16 Double Deluxe

14 Double Superior


La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo welcomes guests at any time of the day, with a different ambience for every moment.  The varied breakfast buffet will appeal to all tastes – eggs prepared in every possible way, pancakes with bacon, berries and maple syrup, duck egg on potato and goat’s cheese rosti, or the Pelham Porridge with organic oats. There’s also a vegetarian cooked breakfast, while a Champagne breakfast with Eggs Royale offers a more indulgent alternative.

For lunch and dinner, Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo infuses his dishes with his zestful, inquisitive approach to life. This “new Italian style” presents a highly personal take on traditional Piedmontese and Italian cuisine. From cod brandade with olive oil to baked aubergines with tomato and mozzarella, veal in tuna sauce, mixed boiled meats, pasta Amatriciana and bean soup, Alfredo’s menu is made for sharing!


The Pelham
15 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2LA

T: +44 (0)207 589 8288



From this station travel by London Underground from Kings Cross/St Pancras Station (5miles) directly to South Kensington Station. You will be travelling Westbound on the Piccadilly Line (dark blue). The hotel is located directly across the street from South Kensington Station. Journey time is about 30mins.


Arrive via the M25 exit at Junction 15 & join the M4 Eastbound. Travel 10miles along the M4 until the Motorway ends & becomes the A4. Continue another 5 miles & follow signage for ‘Central London’ until you reach South Kensington & the Museum district. You will pass Gloucester Rd Underground Station, the Natural History Museum & finally reach the Victoria & Albert Museum. As you drive in front of the Victoria & Albert Museum turn right into Thurloe Place & continue through the first set of traffic lights (Exhibition Road). The Pelham is 200m in front of you. From Junction 15, journey time is approximately 45-60mins depending on traffic.


From any Heathrow Underground Station travel directly to South Kensington Station. You will be travelling Eastbound on the Piccadilly Line (dark blue). The hotel is located directly across the street from South Kensington Station. Journey time is about 70mins.


From Gatwick Airport Railway Station travel directly to Victoria Station via the Gatwick Express. Journey time is about 30 mins. Upon arriving at Victoria Station move downstairs to Victoria Underground Station & travel directly to South Kensington Station. You will be travelling Westbound for two stops on the District (green) or Circle Lines (yellow). The hotel is located directly across the street from South Kensington Station. Journey time from Victoria to South Kensington is about 10mins.


Natural History Museum – 0.1 miles

Victoria & Albert Museum – 0.2 miles

London Science Museum – 0.2 miles

Imperial College London – 0.3 miles

Science Museum – 0.1 miles

Royal College of Art – 0.4 miles

Harrods – 0.6 miles

Buckingham Palace – 1.5 miles

Piccadilly Circus – 2 miles

Houses of Parliament – 2.2 miles

Big Ben – 2.2 miles

Trafalgar Square – 2.2 miles

London Eye – 2.5 miles


Check in time: 3pm
Check out: 11am

  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Lounge
  • Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Luggage Deposit
  • Pets Welcome


  • Guest Experience Team
  • All means of payments taken
  • Weddings
  • Meetings
  • 24 Hours Front Desk
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Express Checkout


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tea Tray
  • Fluffy Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Books and Magazines
  • TV with Foreign Channels
  • Penhaligons Bathroom Products
  • Hairdryer
  • Air Con
  • Desk with Lamp
  • Starbed
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea Tray
  • Newspapers
  • Pillow Menu
  • Wake Up Call


  • The hotel’s interiors were designed by Kit Kemp. Starhotels has refurbished many elements, while maintaining the same colourful aesthetic.
  • A coveted address in the heart of South Kensington, ideally located for the capital’s main attractions.
  • All 52 bedrooms and suites have retained their original personality.
  • Eclectic and brightly coloured design with a period and contemporary mix create a uniquely charming atmosphere.
  • The Pelham Hotel is the ideal venue for private events, from board meetings and press conferences to baby showers and cocktail parties.
  • Combines tradition and modernity with the atmosphere of a townhouse and country residence.


The Library

The Gallery 1

The Gallery 2

The Drawing Room

Private Dining Room

WI-FI internet connection

Dedicated Event Manager

Sound system

Natural Light


LCD projector

Flip chart


Private Dining

Afternoon Tea


Any activity can be organised with the help of the Concierge Service, including and not limited to visits to museums, restaurant bookings, tours, private shopping and more.

We are delighted to announce that The Pelham will be opening soon.

Special offers and additional perks to our travel club members.


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    Address and postcode  – The Pelham
    15 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, SW7 2LA

    Telephone number –+44 (0)207 589 8288

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