South Kensington is an understated, yet fantastic part of London. Known for its museums and culture, it actually offers much more to those who come and stay there.
South Kensington is one of those very prestigious areas of London, even though it isn’t always necessarily mentioned in the same breath as Westminster, Mayfair or Chelsea. The Natural History and Science Museum are both there, as well as the V&A and the Royal Albert Hall. The renowned Imperial College London is located in the district, too. With all these famous places, it’s easy to forget that South Kensington is a residential district, resplendent with classic London period properties, sometimes found down inviting cobblestone lanes, or surrounding leafy parks. It’s a perfect place for the business traveller to stay, bordered by the vastness of Hyde Park to the north and just a short distance from the river to the south and east, serviced apartments in South Kensington are a great London aparthotel solution.
South Kensington tube station is on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, while Gloucester Road station on the western edge of the district, also offers the same access to underground lines. Earls Court and Chelsea are both just next door, and that means some great boutique shopping. In fact, in some ways, South Kensington effortlessly connects two opposites of London life; the chic and the student, the stylish and the just plain fun.