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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

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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 22 September 2017 via mobile

South Kensington is a nice and ideal location to stay when in london for holiday. Kensington garden, Knightsbridge, high street ken are a short walk away.

1  Thank Al3alawi
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

South Kensington is a large residential area in London and also has an underground station hub. Most will use this station as tourists to come and see the museums that are here, such as; The natural history museum, the science museum, the Victoria and Albert...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This has to be my favourite part of London. Beautiful Victorian and Georgian properties. Many really good restaurants and bars and the "French" quarter adjoining Cromwell Road. All the great Museums are here - The V&A, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum. But, best...More

Thank Kruger C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Most tourists to the area will no doubt be making their way to one of the fantastic museums in the area, but the route from the tube station to those museums has a great choice of places to eat, drink and sit for a while.

Thank RLBAllen
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Stayed in South Kensington for 3 nights in August. Really nice area that felt safe, accessible and lovely. Tons of restaurants and coffee shops and an amazing Whole Foods market. Blocks from Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park which was a lovely place to run in the mornings-...More

Thank ColoradomanDenver
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If an admirer of the Victorians two of the items on the London tick-list are (a) a visit to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Victorian section, several serious looking portraits and busts of Victorian men and women and (b) a visit to South...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were lucky to stay there for few days while visiting London. Nice quiet area with numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops.This neighbourhood is the home of few great museums such as Victoria an Albert Museum and Museum of Natural History.

1  Thank AgnieszkaK296
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Certainly one conjures up images of the Kensington when thinking of London. Its a very nice area, with several things here to do. There are museums, Kensington Palace, and Hyde Park. I really enjoy the classic London architecture here as well. The tube is as...More

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely residential and light commercial area. Well to do and well kept. Shops are nice and a mixture of local and chains as are the bars and restaurants. Nice area to wander about classic london townhouses and get a spot to eat in a cafe....More

Thank sarahdH1110RM
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great part of London with lots of interesting things to discover; great museums around Exhibition Road, shopping in Brompton Rd, Sloane St or King's Rd, restaurants, bars, cafes all over the area and lots of green as well as interesting architecture.

1  Thank es-travler
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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