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South Kensington

Prestigious streets and garden squares popular with London's elite

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

Alexis Zaranis

"The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A are all within a stones throw of each other on Exhibition Road."

Amit Sharma

"The Science Museum is a must-see attraction in London that's been around since the 1800s."

Sameer El-Sebai

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Where do South Kensington locals go?

Natural History Museum

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

Little Chelsea Fish Market

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

The Kings Head

Tucked away off Earls Court Road, this pub is great for a catch up with friends or a cosy date.

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

The V&A

The V&A on a summer's day in The John Madejski Garden - quintessential South Kensington!

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

The Roof Gardens

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

Royal Albert Hall

A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.

Wyndham House

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

Muriel's Kitchen

Healthy homemade salads, tempting sweet treats and delicious breakfasts to rival any brunch menu, Muriel's Kitchen is part of a small yet well-established chain.

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.

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!

Bacchus Lounge

Amazing Italian food on Fulham Road close to the hospital.

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 Kensington Creperie

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

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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

"It’s safe and full of great restaurants and is close to the centre and Hyde Park."

October 2017

Local resident

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

August 2016

Themis

"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

Saqib

"We love the museums and malls here!"

February 2015

Omar

"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

Steve

"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

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

Parent & Baby Swimming Class in Knightsbridge


This pool is ideal for these types of classes as it is generally kept at a constant temperature of 32°C or above. Please take special note that no push chairs will be permitted into the club. 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

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

NCT Bumps & Babies Group

David Lloyd Kensington,
Come along to the David Lloyd Kensington Gym cafe-playground every Tuesday for some NCT Bumps & Babies fun. The group is free to attend so come along for a chat and some play time with other local mums and dads. Website

Rhyme time

Brompton Library
Songs and rhymes for children under two years old. If you can't make it to our baby rhyme time sessions you can download our nursery rhyme book and play along with your child at home. Website

Baden Powell House


Now a hostel for scouts and guides but also houses a small permanent exhibition about the life of Robert Baden-Powell who founded the Scout and Guide movements. Find out more about joining the Scouts on our Uniformed Classes page 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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