Area guide: Gloucester Road

Much of the surrounding area was built up in the second quarter of the 19th century. The cosy, decorative church of St Stephen was consecrated in 1867, and in the following year the Metropolitan Railway opened a branch line from Edgware Road to Brompton (Gloucester Road), as the station was originally called.

Many of the terraced houses on Gloucester Road were converted into hotels during the 20th century. More recently, renowned hoteliers have purchased whole groups of these establishments and untied them under a single facia.

An unused fourth platform at Gloucester Road station is regularly filled with works by fine artists of international stature, sometimes publicising temporary shows at London galleries.


Some of the more expensive areas include: Montpelier Square, Thurloe Square, Pelham Crescent, Lancelot Place and Hereford Square. A commercial street and hotel zone runs northward from South Kensington towards Kensington Gardens. You are never far away from an established restaurant.


Gloucester Road is in the London area of South Kensington; south of Kensington Gardens north of Chelsea, west of Sloane Square and East of Earl’s Court.

Local Property

The area around the station is made up of quiet residential streets and thriving squares which are a delight for a stroll to admire the picturesque Victorian architecture. Old Brompton Road is home to an array of spectacular antiques shops.

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