Guide to... South Kensington

It is hard to define boundaries for South Kensington, but a common definition is the commercial area around the South Kensington tube station and the adjacent garden squares and streets (such as Thurloe Square, opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum). The smaller neighbourhood around Gloucester Road tube station can also be considered a part, and Albertopolis around Exhibition Road, which includes the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Baden-Powell House.

Other institutions such as the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music are within the City of Westminster, but considered to be in South Kensington. Although the postcode SW7 mainly covers South Kensington, some parts of Knightsbridge are also covered.


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Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
4-18 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London, SW7 4LH

A warm welcome to the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington.Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
Inspected: on 11/13/17

Apero Restaurant & Bar
Apero Restaurant & Bar
2 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Take sanctuary from the street-level bustle and dive in to the flavours of the Mediterranean at Apero, the all day...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Apero Restaurant & Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Apero Restaurant & Bar
Inspected: on 6/11/18

Bella Italia (South Kensington)
Bella Italia (South Kensington)
60 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3DY

Join us in South Kensington for delicious Italian food and tasty treats. We’re just round the corner from South...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bella Italia (South Kensington)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bella Italia (South Kensington)
Inspected: on 11/28/18

Gainsborough Hotel
Gainsborough Hotel
7-11 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DW

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Gainsborough Hotel
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Gainsborough Hotel
Inspected: on 2/22/17

The Ampersand Hotel
The Ampersand Hotel
10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

The Ampersand Hotel's unique concept is inspired by the capital's world-famous museum district and the iconic...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Ampersand Hotel
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Ampersand Hotel
Inspected: on 6/11/18

Ferrari Store (Regent Street)
Ferrari Store (Regent Street)
125-133 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3RP

On May 6th the first British Ferrari Store was officially opened on London's chic Regent Street in a ceremony...Read more

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Finborough Theatre
Finborough Theatre
Finborough Arms, 118 Finborough Road, London, SW10 9ED

Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, led by Artistic Director Neil McPherson, presents plays...Read more

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Fitness First (South Kensington)
Fitness First (South Kensington)
Petersham house, 29-37 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3HD

If you're looking for a gym in South Kensington then Fitness First is for you. At our South Kensington gym, located...Read more

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Genting Casino Cromwell Mint
Genting Casino Cromwell Mint
43-45 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2EF

Genting Casino brings all the excitement of the live casino experience to the comfort of your home. With iconic...Read more

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LA Fitness (South Kensington )
LA Fitness (South Kensington )
63/81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London, SW7 2NJ

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Montezuma
Montezuma
17A Harrington Road, South Kensington, London , SW7 3ES

Located in the heart of South Kensington, just a stone´s throw away from the station, local restaurants and bars....Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs South Kensington

Obica (South Kensington)
Obica (South Kensington)
96 Draycott Avenue, South Kensington, London, SW3 3AD

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria situated in the fashionable district of South...Read more

Draycott Avenue Kensington & Chelsea Eating Italian Restaurants South Kensington Pizza Restaurants

The Exhibitionist Hotel
The Exhibitionist Hotel
7 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DW

Luxury boutique hotel with jaw-dropping décor, exclusive and ever-changing art exhibitions, plunge pools, playful...Read more

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Boujis

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Boujis
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London, SW7 2LQ

This private member’s lounge opened in 2002 and established itself as one of the most sought after destinations in...Read more

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Viandas de Salamanca
Viandas de Salamanca
38-40 Thurloe Street, London, SW7 2LT

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Thurloe Street Kensington & Chelsea

More than Just Subs
More than Just Subs
36 Thurloe Street, London, SW7 2LT

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Thurloe Street Kensington & Chelsea

Cafe Floris
Cafe Floris
Harrington Jewellers, 5 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ES

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Harrington Road Kensington & Chelsea

Bonanza Food & Wine
Bonanza Food & Wine
7-11 South Kensington Station Arcade, London, SW7 2NA

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Kensington & Chelsea

La Cave A Fromages
La Cave A Fromages
24-25 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2LD

0.03km

Cromwell Place Kensington & Chelsea

Pappa Roma
Pappa Roma
6 Glendower Place, London, SW7 3DP

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Ground FloorRead more

Glendower Place Kensington & Chelsea

Tombo
Tombo
29 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2HQ

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Thurloe Place Kensington & Chelsea

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Blue Plaques in London

Mary Wollstonecraft Green Plaque - Mary Wollstonecraft 1759 - 1797 Writer, teacher and feminist opened a school for girls near this site in 1784
George Eliot Blue Plaque - "George Eliot" novelist lived here
Johnston Forbes-Robertson Black Plaque - Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson actor lived here. Born 1853, died 1937
Siege Of Sidney Street And Charles Pearson Red And Black Plaque - In memory of District Officer Charles Pearson of the London Fire Brigade who died from injuries received at 100 Sidney Street near this site during the Siege of Sidney Street on 3rd January 1911
Francis Galton Stone Plaque - Sir Francis Galton 1822-1911 explorer, statistician and founder of eugenics lived here for fifty years
A. A. Milne Blue Plaque - A. A. Milne 1882-1956 author lived here

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