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Why Houses In South Kensington Are So Loved By Londoners.

by Laurence Lai Laurence Lai, author of this post , Wednesday 10 January 2024

If your 2024 resolution is to buy a house in South Kensington, read on. Our area guide to the local lifestyle, best amenities, property trends and South Kensington house prices will equip you with all you need to be begin your journey. 
Property In South Kensington 
South Kensington houses are some of the most sought-after properties in London, made desirable by their magnificent white stucco fronted architecture, the private garden square configurations and dominance of heritage residential buildings. YOUhome is an established estate agent in South Kensington and has property experts in the area.  YOUhome sold properties in South Kensington include in Cornwall Gardens, Courtfield Gardens and Drayton Gardens.

Best-in-class homes are highly sought after by cash buyers, and this drives off-market (private) sales demand. South Kensington estate agents work discreetly with house sellers and buyers to create harmonious transactions in this prime London property market. 

In our latest blog, we explore what continues to draw home owners to South Kensington.   

Houses in South Kensington, Hereford Square
Is South Kensington A Nice Area Of London?
South Kensington is a vibrant and affluent residential area of West London offering residents superb local amenities, excellent London transport into the city, and easy access to London’s most famous museums. 
Is South Kensington Famous?
Yes! It is definitely one of London’s best-known areas, due to the fact it is the home of the South Kensington Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum. The Brompton Design District is a huge participant in the London Design Festival every Autumn. The Royal Albert Hall hosts London’s top musical concerts. 
South Kensington also has a vibrant student community due to the proximity of Imperial College London, The Royal College of Music and The Royal College of Art. 
Famous Streets In South Kensington. 
Exhibition Road is the area’s best-known street, with the museums located towards the north and the restaurants situated along the southern part. It was re-designed to emulate a French boulevard in street style and ambience. 
Thurloe Square is a famous street in South Kensington for two reasons. In 2023 it ranked No.1 for the highest value house sale registered in the area. It is also the location of the well-known South Kensington thin house, tucked behind the tube station.   

Popular residential streets in South Kensington also include Hereford Square, Sumner Place, Pelham Place and Drayton Gardens.
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
 The French Quarter.
With the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle School situated on Harrington Road, French families are drawn to the area. Beautiful local cafes and food stores also cater to the French palette. The tube station enables easy access to the city and the financial sector.
Is South Kensington Good For Families?
The area is extremely popular with families and has an authentic sense of community. It offers exceptional facilities including local primary & secondary schools, private garden squares, nearby public parks, family-friendly cafes, kid’s stores, educational museums and great transport options at South Kensington station. The post office in South Kensington is invaluable too. With Chelsea and Knightsbridge located within walking distance, the area is loved by both International and local families. Walking to school is actively encouraged by the local Borough.

White Stucco-Fronted house in South Kensington
 What Shops Are In South Kensington?
The best restaurants in South Kensington include Carluccios, Joe and the Juice, Brompton Food Market, Comptoir Libanaise South Kensington, to name but a few. Shops in South Kensington include prestigious luxury brands Lamborghini London, Hanfords wine store and many quality creative gift stores. The Other House South Kensington is a popular private club locally.  
Thinking Of Buying Or Selling A House In South Kensington?
Property in South Kensington area falls into the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Borough. Click here to view property for sale in South Kensington. For the latest sold house prices click here. And contact us now to discuss your specific property needs.