- Thistle Kensington Gardens overlooks Kensington Palace Gardens, The Serpentine and Hyde Park and this London hotel is only a short taxi or tube ride away from the West End theatres and shops, and within walking distance of Bayswater with its shops, bars and restaurants. This hotel has 175 bedrooms including 129 executive rooms. Thistle Kensington Gardens has a restaurant, lounge and bar which serve a wide selection of drinks, light refreshments and meals. The hotel has car parking available at an additional charge. Thistle Kensington Gardens has four meeting rooms, the largest of which seats 60 theatre style. All meeting rooms are air-conditioned.