Area guide: South Kensington

South Kensington is well regarded as being home to the arts and sciences by virtue of The Great Exhibition in 1851 which took place in Hyde Park resulting in the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.

South Kensington is situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is one of the more affluent areas in London and has a rich and vibrant history. It cultural attractions made South Kensington one of the most desired places to live.

Highlights

There is not another city with such a dense concentration of important museums such as the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music, Baden-Powell House, and the Science Museum. The road which connects these is Exhibition Road.

Location

South Kensington is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.

Local Property

Needless to say South Kensington is home to some of the most expensive homes, residential streets and private roads in Britain. The area has a wide choice of stunning homes on some of the most attractive residential streets and private roads in London.

Many of the properties in South Kensington date back to the Victorian era and the Georgian period. The area is dominated by striking buildings from these periods, including town houses, detached houses as well as mansion blocks.

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