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South Kensington

Address: London, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #118 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Fashionable district that is close to many of London's finest museums and antique shops.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Fashionable district that is close to many of London's finest museums and antique shops.

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Gilberdyke
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436 reviews 436 reviews
261 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of my favourite areas of London, to me South Kensington is epitomised by Exhibition Road, which all by itself includes the Victorian & Albert Museum, the National Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Geographical Society and Imperial College, among others. There’s enough there to keep a tourist occupied for a week or more.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Thought I'd post this up as I didn't know about this and only found it by accident. Goes right from the South Kensington Underground station all the way up to close to Royal Albert Hall with steps out of it at the National History Museum, Science Museum and Royal Institute. It's nice and big and wide so even when busy... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was a sunny afternoon after a visit to the Natural History Museum. We decided to have a walk through the pedestrian area to sample the 'cafe culture'. The streets were alive with people having coffee and passing the time of day. It reminded us of the continental way of life with tables outside of cafes in most villages, towns... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Despite the crowds, South Kensington is a lovely destination for any tourist. Beautiful homes, major museums, historical buildings and a great variety of late night eateries to choose from can be found close to the tube station.

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london
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538 reviews 538 reviews
217 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have been coming here longer than I care to remember for the museums which are of course great however there is a lot more to see. There are lots of great cafes and shops, fantastic buildings and lovely quiet garden squares. I would recommend exploring the interesting mews behind Brommpton Oratory, walking through Imperial College, seeing if there are... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Love that area and definitely will stay here again. Sence of academic society of old time and highest-level decoration in architecture. A lot of hotels and even hostels (!) in breathtaking historical buildings. Walking distance to all what you really want coming to see again and again. Not too much restaraunts but really good one is always in waling distance... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,759 reviews 1,759 reviews
932 attraction reviews
920 helpful votes 920 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I like this neighborhood a lot, probably my favorite in London. It has nice houses and museums. You can walk around in the area and get respite from the summer heat in its many gardens. A must for any London trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the expensive side of the city. Very nice houses with great architecture. Lots of places to purchase food, and museums to have a look. It is very clean too.

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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339 reviews 339 reviews
167 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This area of London is pretty posh. It's clean and there are some great shops and restaurants here. A lot of the museums are located near by too, and no forgetting Harrods if you want to spend some money!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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129 reviews 129 reviews
109 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very attractive r houses, well preserved, was full of history, beauty, shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels, antique stores, souvenirs, and museums

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