South Kensington is the heart of art, science, fashion and royalty! South Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It is one of the world's most important cultural centres.
South Kensington area boasts some of the worlds great museums such as the, National History Museum and the Science Museum, both set up by Prince Albert in the 19th century as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum; these offer world-famous exhibitions all year round.
There is also the Royal Albert Hall which is one of the UK's most important venues for entertainment, ranging from the Proms concerts to circus, ballet, opera, rock, pop and celebrations of historic national events. The Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park is world-renowned for its daring, ultra-modern exhibitions.
South Kensington is also home to some unique academic establishments, from well-respected schools, to universities, institutions, and the Royal Colleges of Art and Music. Kensington Palace is also the home of the late Princess Diana and where her memorial is placed.
South Kensington is a shopper's paradise, rivalling any other area of London for choice. If it's fashion you're after, then Sloane Avenue and Fulham Road are for you. In South Kensington you will also find hundreds of the most exquisite antiques shops where you can browse to your hearts content. At the same time there is a huge range of high street shops that sell everything from: food and wine, ironmongery, stationery, flowers, etc.
Whilst South Kensington is a place to be seen and to see so are its hotels the fantastic, The Gainsborough
, Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt
, Millennium Baileys
. South Kensington has a well-deserved reputation as a place where people come to enjoy themselves.
Locations very near South Kensington that offer that offer the visitor a different choice of shops and entertainment are Camden Town
, Shepherds Bush
, but the pleasure of Central London
is only 10 minutes by London Underground.