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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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Reviewed 20 November 2014

Thought I'd post this up as I didn't know about this and only found it by accident. Goes right from the South Kensington Underground station all the way up to close to Royal Albert Hall with steps out of it at the National History Museum,...More

12  Thank JerseyBeanFamily
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

It is much cleaner and nicer in this area of London than most other areas. I don't know why buses don't go down the street where the museums are. You are expected to walk a very, very, very long way and that included with all...More

3  Thank whomewhy
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

I go here quiet often to the museums and it's a lovely area. You have the Science Museum, Natural History, and V&A all next to each other. There are some good reasonably priced places to eat, too.

1  Thank jag123uk2016
Reviewed 20 July 2012

So no particular reason to visit apart from the museums. Some nice architecture and good transport links

1  Thank CathieO3
Reviewed 8 July 2012

While we like the major sites and cutural spots, there is nothing like blending in like a Londoner and get lost in South Kensington. It is a great place to walk, shop, sit in a casual but elegant bistro or pub. We walked to Sloane...More

1  Thank Adam K
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Wonderful shopping area plus great museums, cafes and bars made this a very enjoyable place for Christmas shopping and meeting friends. Looking forward to repeating the experience this winter!

1  Thank HelenMcCarthy
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Lots of museums to choose from. Science museum great for kids, Victoria & Albert museum is very interesting, a good cheap day out.

3  Thank jan2011187057
Reviewed 18 May 2012

The natural history musem, The V and A etc are all in this area. There can be a long wait to get into the NHM. Arrive early to make the most of it

2  Thank Cliff050
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Walking around South Kensington, you feel like you have been whisked away to a small European town. Boutique stores, fabulous restaurants and white-washed houses make the atmosphere divine. Fabulous area for a night out in London, non-touristy!

3  Thank cubanlove
Reviewed 28 March 2012

theres nothing like it for sights and smells beautifull old buildings

2  Thank larke
Reviewed 19 February 2012

If you can afford to stay in a decent hotel in this neighborhood, by all means, go for it. We stayed in an unfortunate (but very affordable) hotel; the hotel was a Bad Choice, but the location was fabulous. The architecture in S. Kensington is...More

2  Thank CamelCase
Reviewed 21 May 2011

I stayed in South Kensington for 4 days while visiting London with the family. Just nearby where we were was the Tube station of the same name. After our trip, my wife and I agreed that we loved the neighborhood. There are dozens of great...More

1  Thank Ron H
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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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17 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