South Kensington

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South Kensington
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Fashionable district that is close to many of London's finest museums and antique shops.
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The area
Neighborhood: South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
How to get there
  • Gloucester Road • 7 min walk
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,574 contributions
Exclusive Area
Nov 2021 • Business
Kensington is a very expensive area of West London. There are some brilliant free museums here as well as the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park.

The best way to get there is by the Circle and District lines. I visited in November 2021 and services on the Piccadilly line were not stopping at the station. There were also buses serving the area.
Written November 10, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,974 contributions
Good buzz
Aug 2021 • Couples
Busy area with lots of great shops and buzzy bars and restaurants. Some great car shops as well. Worth spending some time here.
Written August 21, 2021
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DoreenC
England65 contributions
Great experience, not the usual Indian fare
Jul 2021
Went with my daughter for breakfast, it was useful to be able to book a table. Service from entering the restaurant to leaving was friendly and efficient, it was nice to be given water as soon as we sat down. We both loved our food (date and banana porridge and a bacon and egg wrap), the prices are very reasonable considering the central location. Loved the decor. Can't wait to go again!
Written July 23, 2021
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Lee Mac
London, UK27 contributions
South Kensington Museums
Apr 2021 • Solo
Home to London’s most renowned museums. The iconic feature and updated proliferation creates a overall master piece to enjoy when out and about. If you are ever in London and want to overview not only the nation’s history but the global ancient past these museums are for you.
Written May 17, 2021
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Antonio C
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Where is South Kensington gone?
Sep 2020 • Family
I used to live in South Ken and it was a lovely area, full of English and continental charm. We visited last Sunday. Streets were very dirty and there were too many trumps around who made a nuisance of themselves, swearing loudly and spitting on the ground.
Written September 14, 2020
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Andy-S60
London, UK1,833 contributions
How the other half live...!
Oct 2019
Wandered around here yesterday. Some very exclusive houses, foreign embassies, nice restaurants, and home of the famous Natural History and Science museums. The Lamborghini showroom was impressive. Bit too upmarket for me though - think I'll stick with my Seat.
Written October 11, 2019
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Dorota C
London, UK5 contributions
South Kensington.
Aug 2019 • Family
Lovely place. Nice buildings. Helpful people. Lot's of hotels, very close to Victoria and Albert Museum etc.
Written August 22, 2019
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Advisor
England, UK142 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2019 • Family
Lovely buildings. A great place with nice architectural features. Highly recommended for anyone. Loved it.
Written August 8, 2019
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,397 contributions
expensive reala estate
Jun 2019 • Couples
South Kensington is an affluent area well know for its big museums and exclusive real estate market. Britain's wealthiest homeowners are most likely to be living on Kensington Palace Gardens Street in London, where the average price for a house is a whopping £ 35.6m. Roman Abramowicz, the owner of FC Chelsea lives there. South Kensington - a district of London, located in the middle of the city. You will find in South Kensington three large London museums: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Written August 3, 2019
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N P
164 contributions
Outdoors for the summer
Jun 2019 • Friends
Lovely spot to while the summer evenings. Relatively quiet and free of cars. Plenty of cafes and restaurants with out door dining. Enjoy!
Written July 3, 2019
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