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South Kensington

Prestigious streets and garden squares popular with London's elite

"I love wandering round The Natural History Museum - it's such a fun day out and there's so much to see!"

James Hankin

"The handsome red brick buildings in Knightsbridge heighten the area's character and elegance."

William Richardson

"It's amazing how peaceful the streets off Earls Court Road are when there's so much on the doorstep..."

Alexis Zaranis

What is your favourite place?

Where do South Kensington locals go?

The Kensington Creperie

Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.

The Hollywood Arms

Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Hollywood Arms is a luxurious bar and restaurant serving premium drinks and fresh British food.


Amazing pizzas and fresh homemade pasta. Cheap and very cheerful!

Jeff de Bruges

Belgian boutique chocolate in the heart of South Kensington. Great for currency with the mother-in-law!

Noor Jahan

The best Indian in South Kensington. Everything is good, especially the chicken bhuna!

The V&A

With over 4.5 million items in its collection, The Victoria and Albert Museum is a celebrated part of London's cultural heritage.

The Anglesea Arms

Charles Dickens was a local at this pub when he lived over the road at 11 Selwood Terrace. The Great Train robbery was also planned from the back room in this pub!

Maroush Bakehouse

Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day!

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

Little Chelsea Fish Market

A lovely restaurant specialising in seafood dishes made using fresh fish delivered daily from boats off the English coast.

Wyndham House

A family-run butchers selling not only meats, but deli items, cheeses and condiments.


Dating back to 1897, this family-run garden centre has been supplying the Kensington and Chelsea residents for generations!

Parson's Nose

A top-quality butchers that also offers butchery classes. As well as a branch on Old Brompton Road, there are two additional shops in Putney and Fulham.

Natural History Museum

From dinosaurs to volcanoes, a great day out for all the family!

The Roof Gardens

An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Chelsea, Earls Court, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Sloane Square, West Kensington, Fulham, Bayswater, Holland Park and Victoria

What do you love about South Kensington?

Why do you find South Kensington a great place to live?

Local resident

"South Kensington is simply beautiful, artistic, opulent and royal. Wow, it would be dream for me to live here! "

August 2016


"South Kensington is a fab area with the museums at your doorstep, continental style cafes and restaurants on Exhibition Road, which is pedestrianised, Christie's round the corner and so many garden squares you don't need to walk up to the park to feel you are in nature."

February 2015


"We love the museums and malls here!"

February 2015


"I love this area because it is a quiet, and a peaceful place to live. There are not a lot of crimes here and people enjoy themselves in their everyday lives. This is why I love my area."

January 2015


"I like South Kensington because of the peaceful opulence and artistic nature emanating mainly, but not exclusively, from Christies of South Kensington. My property in Onslow Gardens is simply superb overlooking a well maintained, large semi-public garden."

April 2012


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"In 1898, Harrods installed the first escalator in England. Staff were close by to administer brandy to those traumatised by the journey!"

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Child-friendly activities near South Kensington

Royal College of Music Museum

The RCM Museum of Music is full of musical treasures dating from the 15th century onwards. Website

Pregnancy Yoga in South Kensington

Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints. It also gives you space to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, creative a positive and centered mindspace to prepare your for your labour. Website

Antenatal classes at Chelsea and Westminster by Natal Hypnotherapy

Chelsea and Wesminster hospital are running 2 day birth preparation courses from Natal Hypnotherapy. The workshops are for you and your partner to learn simple effective tools and techniques to help you be more prepared for labour. Website

Fire Tech Camp

Science Museum
Fire Tech Camp provides computer tech holiday camps in the UK. Our expert trainers teach the skills to build apps games robots code and other cutting-edge technologies. Mother-of-two Jill Hodges founded Fire Tech Camp in 2012 after experiencing the lively tech camp scene for children in the USA and failing to find something similar for her own kids back in the UK. The London camps are based in Imperial College. Time at the computer screen is broken up with creative activities games in Hyde Park and an excursion to the nearby Science Museum. Camps include: * Video Game Design (ages 9-14) * Robotics (ages 9-12) * Intro to Physical Computing and Arduino (ages 14-18) * Java & Greenfoot Coding (ages 12+) * Python Coding (ages 14+) * Stop Motion and 2D Animation (ages 9-12) * 3D Animation with Movie Storm (ages 12+) * Digital Music (ages 9-12 and 12-17)

Perform-Drama Workshops

Kensington United Reformed Church,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website

Nct Early Days postnatal course

Now your baby has arrived, your emotional and practical preparation for parenthood will have moved in to a new phase. But don't worry, we're here to help support you through these joyful new, but sometimes challenging, times. We have a wealth of essential, evidence-based information, as well as a range of postnatal courses and workshops - designed especially for you and your baby. Website
  1. About South Kensington

    South Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It is a built-up area located 2.4 miles (3.9 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It is hard to define notional boundaries for South Kensington, but a common definition is the commercial area around the tube station and the adjacent graceful garden squares and streets (such as Thurloe Square, opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum). The smaller neighborhood around Gloucester Road tube station can also be considered part of South Kensington, as well as the institution area around Exhibition Road, which includes such famous names as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music and Baden-Powell House. Although the postcode SW7 mainly covers South Kensington, some parts of Kensington and Knightsbridge also fall under this postcode. Neighboring the equally affluent centres of Knightsbridge, Chelsea, and Kensington proper, South Kensington covers some of the most exclusive real estate in the world.

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