Rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College is a British institution
London, a city that thrives on business, culture, tourism and academia. Home to some of the most esteemed learning institutions in the world, the UK’s capital attracts students and educators from all over the world who come to be a part of the renowned community of academics that London holds.
Public research university, Imperial College, London is famed for its specialisation in science, engineering, medicine and business. Founded by Prince Albert, this well-respected institution is placed among the top universities in the world and named the most innovative university in Europe.
What to explore within the Imperial College area
Many Imperial College students come from far and wide to attend the university which means their families often visit for events such as graduations or simply moving into their new university home. With the main campus located in South Kensington, Fraser Suites Queens Gate is an ideal choice for accommodation for families of Imperial College students. As one of the best-serviced apartments near Imperial College, London, our luxury serviced apartments will have you feeling comfortable and at home during your visit.
Learn about the history of Imperial College, London
Envisioned by Prince Albert, the foundation stone for what was then known as the Imperial Institute was laid by Queen Victoria in 1888. Prince Albert continued to be an avid supporter and advocate of the arts and sciences and the institution. He was a patron of the Royal College of Chemistry which opened at the Imperial Institute in 1845 followed by the Royal School of Mines in 1851.
Prior to the formation of the Imperial Institute, he oversaw the Great Exhibition in 1851, the first in a series of World’s Fairs which exhibited culture and industry and became an exceptionally large and anticipated event which was even attended by famous people of the time such as Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. Raising over £186,000, Prince Albert was able to put his vision to life with the creation of an area of South Kensington that encouraged education and culture for all. This area soon led to the establishment of renowned organisations such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and the Imperial Institute itself.
As one of the closest hotels near Imperial College, London, Fraser Suites, Queens Gate guests will find this location exceptionally convenient whether they are prospective students visiting the area, family of students or simply visitors to London who wish to explore this esteemed historic area.
Research at Imperial College, London
As one of the leading research universities in the world, Imperial College, is known for its expertise in clinical trials and research to benefit the health of patients and deliver breakthroughs in science and medicine.
Within the university is the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), where trials are carried out in specific fields such as medical devices, nutrition and population studies.
This unit is just one of the many departments within Imperial College that are comprised of innovative students and educators, paving the way in science to reach major advances and shape the future of health and society.
How to get there
Fraser Suites, Queens Gate is one of the most popular serviced apartments near Imperial College, London. With many of our guests visiting to attend graduations and events at the university, our convenient location makes it easy for guests to find their way to the university from the hotel.
By car or taxi, reaching Imperial College will take you less than 5 minutes as will public transport which can be easily accessed from the hotel. If you don’t want to deal with busy London traffic, enjoy a light stroll which also takes 5 minutes. Reaching Imperial College from Fraser Suites, Queens Gate is so simple which is why we are the top accommodation choice for many family members of Imperial College students.
Hotels near Imperial College London - staying at Fraser Suites
At Fraser Suites, Queens Gate, we take pride in the care we provide for our guests and make it our top priority to ensure you are taken care of, have access to great facilities and that we are on hand to cater to your every need.
Amongst our renowned on-site facilities, you will find our business centre, ideal not just for business guests but for anyone who may need access to the internet, printer or is just looking for somewhere quiet to unwind with a good book. For potential students or families of Imperial College, London, this may be useful for any academic-related information you may need.
The fully-equipped business centre, open 24 hours, has complimentary internet access, iPads and printers. We also offer daily newspapers for anyone who wishes to keep updated with current events and relax in a comfortable and quiet space.
If you need to print off a paper that is due or would like to research Imperial College’s prospectus, the business centre is always open and at your convenience.
Exploring the area
In addition to being one of the best-serviced apartments near Imperial College, London, Fraser Suites, Queens Gate offers a plethora of attractions right on our doorstep. The area of Kensington is vibrant with upmarket shops and popular museums. Spend the day shopping at the famous Harrods or engage in past times at the Natural History Museum.
Whether you are visiting London for an event at Imperial College are here for business or simply for pleasure, the handy location of Fraser Suites, Queens Gate Kensington, located in the heart of West London , has a wide range of fantastic amenities and easy accessibility makes for the perfect hotel that offers convenience, comfort and luxury in the heart of one of London’s most cherished and prized boroughs. You can choose between our two locations depending on the nature of your stay. If you're looking at a longer stay in London, our Frasers Kensington Location is the ideal choice. If you're planning on a shorter trip, our Queensgate location is the perfect solution.