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South Kensington

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South Ken' as it's known by locals is one of London's premier addresses. Home to some of worlds most famous museums and beautiful streets.

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Originally farmland, the configuration of South Kensington dates back to the 1600s. The main streets were established the following century, when the area is built up and used to house residential buildings. South Kensington is marinated in history, mainly from the Victorian era, with area giving rise to some of London’s most beloved museums after the Great Exhibition in 1851. Prince Albert commissioned the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum as well as Imperial College, all architecturally grand and imposing, to mark the area out as central to Britain’s cosmopolitan appreciation of art, education and history. It has since maintained its reputation and is a very desirable area to live in, popular with both domestic and international buyers.


Much of the surrounding residential property was built in the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods of the 1800s. Thurloe Square, Pelham and Egerton Crescents and Onslow Gardens are examples of white townhouses with pillared entrances and large windows. These characterful buildings have since been converted into spacious flats or renovated and kept as large family homes. South Kensington has some new developments, but most of the offerings are more traditional options.


The area has a lot to recommend itself, the world-class cultural hub along Exhibition Road, the excellent schools, the fabulous properties and the unique restaurants available here. South Kensington is well connected by London’s public transport. It provides District, Circle and Piccadilly line services as well as bus links into central and West London. Not far away, Gloucester Road tube station runs the same lines as South Kensington, with Knightsbridge and Sloane Square providing Piccadilly line services too.


Try Tapas Brindisa on a warm summer evening, or Brown & Rosie for some of the best coffee and cake in London. The area is home to a melting pot of different languages, pulling tourists in and a lot of dual-national, French speakers with the Lycee Francais opposite the Natural History Museum. La Cave de Fromage is just opposite the Lycee if you fancy some excellent wine and cheese (when do you not?). Fulham Road is home to traditional pubs, so you’re never far from a cold beer in South Kensington.


If you’re looking to buy or rent in the South Kensington area, we’d be more than happy to help you.

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