South Kensington is an affluent area which surrounds the tube station of South Kensington in west London. South Kensington tube station is located at the southern end of Exhibition Road where a number of major museums are based, so it is a great location if you want to visit these!
Exhibition Road got its name from the Great Exhibition of 1851 which took place in Hyde Park which is at the north end of the road. The exhibition was the brainchild of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, and a number of other key industrial figures. It was the first world exhibition to promote modern design and technology from Britain and around the world. Today the area around Exhibition Road is known as ‘Albertopolis’ after Prince Albert and it is home to The Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.
If you are visiting London and are planning on visiting the museums and other London sights, our South Kensington apartments don’t get much better than this. All the major museums are just a short stroll away. Hyde Park is just a ten minute walk where you can find the Albert Memorial the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and the Serpentine. The Royal Albert Hall is just across the road, and if shopping is your thing, then Harrods is just a 15 minute walk away.
If you fancy seeing other London sights and want to travel further afield from these delightful South Kensington apartments, then the tube stations of South Kensington and Gloucester Road are right on your doorstep giving you direct access to the Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines.