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 13/11/2017

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 11/06/2018

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 28/11/2018

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 22/02/2017

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 11/06/2018

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

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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

0.02km

Harrington Road Kensington & Chelsea

Bonanza Food & Wine
Bonanza Food & Wine

7-11 South Kensington Station Arcade, London, SW7 2NA

0.03km

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

0.05km

Ground FloorRead more

Glendower Place Kensington & Chelsea

Tombo
Tombo

29 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2HQ

0.06km

Thurloe Place Kensington & Chelsea

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Essex Street, Nicholas Barbon, Orlando Bridgeman, Henry Fielding, And 2 Other - Essex Street was laid out in the grounds of Essex House by Nicholas Barbon in 1675. Among many famous lawyers who lived here were Sir Orlando Bridgeman c.1606-1674 Lord Keeper, Henry Fielding 1707-1754 novelist and Brass Crosby 1725-1793 Lord Mayor of London. James Savage 1779-1852 architect had his office here. Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed at a house in the street in 1750. Rev Theophilus Lindsey 1723-1808 Unitarian Minister founded Essex Street Chapel here in 1774. Dr. Samuel Johnson est
Edward McKnight Kauffer And Marion Dorn Blue Plaque - Edward McKnight Kauffer 1890-1954 Marion Dorn 1896-1964 designers, lived here in flats 139/141
Blue Plaque № 6064 - Site of the Blacksmiths' Hall 1668 - 1785
Battle Of Cable Street Red Plaque - The Battle of Cable Street  The people of East London  rallied to Cable Street on the  4th October 1936 and forced back  the march of the fascist  Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts  through the streets of  the East End.  They shall not pass
Richard Savage Blue Plaque - Richard Savage, Fourth Earl Rivers, governer of The Tower Of London 1660-1712 lived here
Henry James Blue Plaque - Henry James (1843-1916), writer, lived here 1886-1902.

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