South Kensington Area Guide
South Kensington housed the 1851 Great Exhibition, generating a thriving cultural hub that is still evident today.
Accommodating the Victoria And Albert Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Art and more, South Ken is recognised as a throng of artistic, literary and philosophical institutions.
Between the Victorian stucco mansions that decorate the footpath, beautifully open green spaces make South Kensington a desirable location to live. This elegant and cosmopolitan area is home to popular Kensington High Street, which satisfies any leisurely desire you may have.
After WW1, South Kensington attracted French refugees and has continued to seduce ever since. Now home to french cinema 'Cine Lumiere', the French Consulate, French bookshops and numerous international cafes, it has continued to attract French & Belgian residents.
Transport is highly accessible with its own eponymous tube station at its epicentre, along with Glouchester Road and an array of bus options.