Area guide: South Kensington

If you are looking at homes for sale in South Kensington, read our area guide to gain the latest insights into local property trends, amenities and house prices.

Property in South Kensington

YOUhome is an established estate agent in South Kensington. Notable sales across the area include properties sold in Cornwall Gardens, Queensbury Place, Courtfield Gardens and Drayton Gardens. 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.

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 discreet harmonious transactions in this prime London property market.

Exhibition Road in South Kensington
The Victoria and Albert Museum

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 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 London's 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 one of the “thinnest houses' in London, located behind the tube station.

Popular residential streets in South Kensington also include Hereford Square, Sumner Place, Pelham Place and Drayton Gardens.

The white stucco fronts of Herefore Square in South Kensington
Stucco fronted properties in Sumner Place in 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.

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.

What Shops Are In South Kensington?

The area is known first and foremost for its diverse abundance of restaurants and cafes. Established favourites include Carluccios, Joe and the Juice, Brompton Food Market, Comptoir Libanaise to name but a few. Local prestigious luxury brands include Lamborghini London, Hanfords wine store, and The Other House SK private club.

Thinking Of Buying Or Selling A House In South Kensington?

Property across the South Kensington area falls into the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Borough. Contact us to find out more about South Kensington.

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