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Fashionable district that is close to many of London's finest museums and antique shops.
Old Brompton Road, London, England
South Kensington
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All reviews science museum victoria and albert museum exhibition road imperial college tube station natural history fulham road major museums beautiful area walk around great architecture london city society institutions goethe geographical victorians
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads of great bars and restaurants. You can buy a bagel or even a Lamborghini (See photos) great transport links by tube or bus.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fine shops, great restaurants and of course the greatest museums in the world. It is one of the best areas to stay in London with children as it’s not just shops but has green space and things to do. Best museum for kids has to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank barcaranger
Reviewed 22 October 2018

South Kensington is home to the Victoria and Albert museum, science museum and Natural history museum. It's a striking area packed with large mansions and I think the French embassy, judging by the house with a huge French and EU flag and 2 armed soldiers....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This is the area of London that I stayed in during my most recent visit to London. It was awash with people all the time and is a popular tourist destination as the V&A Museum and the Natural history museum is there. There are tons...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant experience, go and wander, dipping into places for coffee, soap, fast food, branded boutiques...loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 757mariannec
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A great place to visit. Nice museums and fantastic area to walk around in. Lovely houses and great transport links. Pop in and see the Science museum when you are here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

South Ken is a lovely area to wander around even if you take the great attractions out of it. Just a stone's throw from places like the Natural History Museum are quiet, leafy streets with lovely architecture. It is well connected by bus and train.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MLambertGeo
Reviewed 12 August 2018

South Kensington is very popular for touists as it contains three of the best muesums in London (i'd say some of the best in the UK and the world) in the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A museum. All of which are free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank martyblack83
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Started in science museum. Fun lasted 2 hours. I do not recommend the Victoria and Albert museum and the natural history museum unless your child is extra enthusiastic. Walked in walked out. No interactivity in said museums. Far too busy Shopping has been pointed out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Zoe H
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Love South Kensington! We always stay in this area when visiting London! We have been to London 8x now and always enjoy the area. Nice shopping and restaurants, nice area to walk and explore!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank milljl37
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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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18 March 2015|
Response from Fusun777 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't. I live in the US and I don't eat doughnuts here! When I visit the UK I eat things that I cannot find here! Crêpes, meringues, French and Belgium hand-made chocolates, and pastries at those lovely French... More