One of London's wealthiest areas, South Kensington is home to some of the capital's cultural landmarks and most famous museums, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum as well as Royal Parks and a huge range of fabulous shops. And the museums are free! Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, an inner London borough with royal status. It is the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in the whole of England.
South Kensington, also known as South Ken, is an area where you can while away a whole day and enjoy some great culture and entertainment and where there are lots of places to go in the evening for a bite to eat or a drink after work. From DJs, films, late night exhibitions, concerts, inspiring talks, immersive performances, sleepovers, Museum Lates and lectures.
Out and about in South Kensington there are plenty of great outdoor attractions for you to visit ranging from boating on the Serpentine, walking tours around Albertopolis, Queen Caroline's temple, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, having and ice cream in Kensington Gardens, a trip to Princess Diana's Memorial Playground and so much more....
And last but not least the Royal Albert Hall. London's famed venue hosts many concerts, performances and even tennis matches, as well as the renowned BBC Proms.
Beside the Royal Albert Hall is the Royal College Art, a postgraduate art and design college which holds regular exhibitions of the work of up-and-coming artists and designers.
Fashion and style are synonymous with South Kensington. Look back in time or look to the future of fashion at some of London's leading museums, particularly the Victoria & Albert Museum or V & A. You can enjoy art and design from the past 3000 years including ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewellery, photography, sculpture, textiles and paintings.
South Kensington can be enjoyed with children and is the ideal place for a family city break or short vacation. The family-friendly Science Museum caters for children of all ages. The interactive Garden area is specially for the under fives, while the hands-on Launchpad gallery is great for teenagers.
And next door is the Natural History Museum where you can come face-to-face with a giant T-rex and experience the sensation of an earthquake in the Power Within zone.
The area is well served with parks, namely Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Some of our Kensington properties are within easy walking distance of the parks and are even pet friendly so you can enjoy a stay in London with your four legged friend! At the luxury end of the market we can recommend The Milestone Hotel & Apartments, whilst Citadines South Kensington close to Gloucester Road underground is a more competitively priced option.
Our accommodation options in South Kensington are varied. If you are seeking a quiet location, look no further than our apartments in Manson Place, a quiet cul-de-sac within easy walking distance from South Kensington underground station. Whether you need a one bedroom apartment for a couple, or a three bedroom spacious family apartment this is a good option.
Economywise, we recommend Point West along the Cromwell Road. Offering WiFi and weekly cleaning, this property is close to public transport, particularly Gloucester Road underground station, as well has having plenty of shops, restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Studios, one and two bedroom apartments are all available at this property. Many of the two bedroom apartments have two bathrooms so they are ideal for families. Please call us with your dates and we will be happy to help you.
Offering a degree of traditional elegance, our period apartments in Ashburn Gardens are superb - again being within easy access of the public transport, shops, restaurants and bars of the Gloucester Park area. These apartments are highly recommended and our guests return time and time again to enjoy the comfort of these London abodes.
Serviced apartments are the ideal home from home offering you the freedom and independence of your own accommodation, with kitchen and WiFi, alongside the services of a good hotel including regular cleaning (including linen and towel change) which is standard in all our properties.