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South Kensington

Prestigious streets and garden squares popular with London's elite

"The pedestrianised area of Exhibition Road is a great spot for grabbing a quick bite to eat while visiting the nearby museums."

Will Pitt

"From the BBC Proms to world renowned stage shows, the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful and historic venue."

Will Pitt

"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?

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

Little Chelsea Fish Market

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

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.

Rocca

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

The Kings Head

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

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.

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

Wyndham House

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

Royal Albert Hall

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

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.

The V&A

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

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.

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!

Rassell's

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

Natural History Museum

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

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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

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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"Gloucester Road used to be called Hogmore Road, but was renamed when the Duchess of Gloucester moved in at the beginning of the nineteenth century."

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  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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