South Kensington is described by many as one of the best residential areas of London. South Kensington can boast a very diverse culture, as it is resident to a few of London’s most celebrated museums, galleries and exhibition halls, including; Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal Albert Hall, to name just a few.
Bordering the equally affluent neighbourhoods of Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington, South Kensington is home to a range of nationalities, the largest being the French (many working in the financial sector) but also American, Spanish, Italian and Middle-Eastern citizens have made South Kensington their home.
The 5 Best Things About South Kensington
- Exhibition Road: this includes the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as some of the Imperial University buildings and the Royal Geographical Society.
- Restaurants: there are many restaurants offering alfresco dining with both low-key food and top class lunches and dinners, i.e. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
- Transport Links: South Kensington is served by two underground stations, South Kensington Tube and Gloucester Road, both providing good links to the political, commercial and financial hearts of the city.
- Cosmopolitan: with a diverse mix of people and buildings, South Kensington manages to retain a youthful feel with both its atmosphere and architecture.
- Location: Walking distance to surrounding neighbourhoods of Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
South Kensington is home to some of the most exclusive real-estate in the world. Encompassing some of the finest garden squares in London, South Kensington offers a broad range of properties from impeccable studio flats, to prestigious detached houses.
Flats in the South Kensington area tend to be period conversions, transformed into immaculate and spacious homes. Whereas housing can range from converted a mews property, to the stucco-fronted mansions.
Furthermore, South Kensington has a mix of schools to choose from, ranging from prep schools to drama schools and eventually the Imperial College business school.
- High density of excellent flats with grand proportions
- Few houses, but some of the finest in London
- Highlights- Onslow Square, Pelham Crescent, The Boltons: Queens Gate Gardens
- Many flats affected by road noise
- Museums attract thousands of tourists
- Gloucester road has many tourist hotels, seen as slightly shabby
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