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A locals' guide to SW7

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

Will Pitt

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

Amit Sharma

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW7 locals go?

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.

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!

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 Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

Rocca

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

Natural History Museum

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

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.

Jeff de Bruges

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

The V&A

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

Nam Long

Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!

Noor Jahan

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

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

Royal Albert Hall

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

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.

KX

KX (pronounced Kicks) is a private members health club for elite clients on Draycott Avenue, with a spa, gym and restaurant. Well-known for its famous yet discrete members.

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

What do you love about SW7?

Why do you find SW7 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

You

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"Grade II listed Kensington Roof Gardens provide an oasis from the streets below. Laid out between 1936 and 1938, they also boast live flamingos and ducks!"

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    SW7 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of South Kensington, Knightsbridge (part) and is covered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authority.

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