Is South Kensington a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ South Kensington is a district just west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Historically it settled on part of the scattered Middlesex village of Brompton. Its name was supplanted with the advent of the railways in the late 19th century and the opening and naming of local tube stations. The area has many museums and cultural landmarks with a high number of visitors, such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Adjacent affluent centres such as Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington, have been considered as some of the most exclusive real estate in the world. “

Some great things about South Kensington

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, South Kensington has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in South Kensington.

Pubs

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. South Kensington has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

We have not found any great pubs in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local pub. We’ll amend this page. Would be a shame not to let people know what is your hidden gem!

Restaurants in the area

South Kensington is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Rembrandt Hotel 11 Thurloe Place, London 4.3 2025
Premier Inn London Kensington (Earl’s Court) hotel 11 Knaresborough Place, London 4.3 1733
Number Sixteen 16 Sumner Place, London 4.3 259
Blakes Hotel London 33 Roland Gardens, London 4.3 336
The Bentley Hotel London 27-33 Harrington Gardens, London 4.3 516
Montana Hotel Kensington 67/69 Gloucester Road, London 4.3 705
Baglioni Hotel London 60 Hyde Park Gate, London 4.3 577
Gem Strathmore Hotel 41 Queen’s Gate Gardens, London 4.3 550
Tapas Brindisa South Kensington 7-9 Exhibition Road, London 4.3 1577
The Anglesea Arms 15 Selwood Terrace, South Kensington, London 4.3 1260
Launceston Place 1A Launceston Place, London 4.3 670
ASK Italian 23-24 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London 4.3 699
The Stanhope Arms 97 Gloucester Road, London 4.3 1949
The Rockwell 181-183 Cromwell Road, London 4.3 323
The Good Earth 233 Brompton Road, London 4.3 658
Cambio De Tercio 163 Old Brompton Road, London 4.3 641
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione 15 Cromwell Place, London 4.3 249
Thai Square South Kensington 19 Exhibition Road, London 4.3 1035
The Builders Arms 1 Kensington Court Place, Greater, London 4.3 1234
Dozo 68 Old Brompton Road, London 4.3 958

The range of gyms in South Kensington

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, South Kensington might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Aquilla Health & Fitness Club The Rembrandt Hotel, 11 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London 4.3 69
Ethos Sports Centre 7 Prince’s Gardens, South Kensington, London 4.3 319
Evolution Knightsbridge 230 Brompton Road, London 4.3 N/A
Trevor Blount Pilates 5 Harrington Road, London 4.3 56
Ellie Ioannidou 125 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London 4.3 N/A
P.E.A.R. pilates studios 125 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London 4.3 19
Pilates Squared 27 Emperor’s Gate, London 4.3 5
David Lloyd Kensington Point West Apartment Building, 116 Cromwell Road, London 4.3 564
The Gym Way 147 Cromwell Road, London 4.3 224
KX | Private Members’ Club 151 Draycott Avenue, London 4.3 74
Ent-London 10 Knaresborough Place, London 4.3 N/A
The Budokwai The Budokwai, G K House, 4 Gilston Road, London 4.3 63
MAMS London 61, 63 Sloane Avenue, London 4.3 1
Eqvvs Training 43 Cheval Place, London 4.3 11
Mind, Body, Spirit Pilates 65-67 Queen’s Gate, London 4.3 4
Fitness facilities 68-86 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London 4.3 N/A
Tailored Wellness 24 Stanhope Gardens, London 4.3 23
Retrofit London Petersham House, 29-37 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London 4.3 56
STONE 7-10 Kendrick Mews, South Kensington, London 4.3 21
Kensington Physio & Sports Medicine 10 Kendrick Mews, London 4.3 51

Parks and green spaces in South Kensington

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if South Kensington offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Prince’s Gardens Ethos (Imperial College Sports Centre), 7 Princes Gardens, London 4.4 112
Wildlife Garden Queen’s Gate, London 4.6 102
Thurloe Square Garden 22 Thurloe Square, London 3.9 45
Lexham Gardens (private gardens) Lexham Gardens, London 4.5 55
Queen’s Gate Gardens 41 Queen’s Gate Gardens, London 4.2 78
St Luke’s Gardens 31 Britten Street, London 4.5 478
Onslow Gardens XIX 5 Onslow Gardens, London 4.3 31
DogsZone Stanhope Gardens, London 3 2
East Lawn 17A Cromwell Road, London 4.5 325
Sackler Courtyard Knightsbridge, London 2 38
DS Raymond Purdy Police Memorial 105 Onslow Square, London 5 1
Yalta Memorial Garden Cromwell Road, London 3.9 26
Gloucester Park Platan House, 20-22 Harrington Gardens, London 4.5 25
Onslow Square East Onslow Square, London 2.5 10
Gardens Cornwall Gardens, London 5 3
Wetherby Gardens Wetherby Gardens, London 5 3
My Lovely Lawn London International House, 142 Cromwell Road, London 5 106
Oratory Gardens Knightsbridge, London 5 1
The Nodge Tree Hyde Park Gate, London N/A N/A
Pelham Crescent 129 Fulham Road, London 4.3 81

Galleries and Museums

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for South Kensington below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London N/A N/A
Science Museum Exhibition Road, London N/A N/A
Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London N/A N/A
The Natural History Museum Shop The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London 4.7 1643
The Clockmakers’ Museum 2nd floor, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London 4.6 82
Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum 20 Princes Gate, London 4.8 102
7, Reece Mews 7 Reece Mews, London 5 2
Victoria & Albert Museum Henry Cole Wing London 4.8 49
Royal College of Music Museum Prince Consort Road, London 4.9 41
The Escape Project 305a Fulham Road, London 4 1

Supermarkets in South Kensington

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in South Kensington. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in South Kensington.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 90 Mansell Street, London 3.6 98
Tesco Express 158-164 Bishopsgate, London 3.3 219
Marks and Spencer 70 Finsbury Pavement, Moorgate, London 4.2 1572
Tesco Express 1-23 City Road, London 4 58
Planet Organic – Spitalfields Exchange Building, 132 Commercial Street, London 4.3 271
Tesco Express Aldgate E Tube, London 3.2 73
Tesco Express 45 Whitechapel Road, London 2.9 83
Tesco Express 142 Houndsditch, Aldgate, London 3.4 66
Sainsbury’s Local 31-42 Bethnal Green Road, London 3.4 53
Sainsbury’s Local 33 Mansell Street, London 3.7 151
Tesco Express 4 Fieldgate Street, London 2.9 176
Tesco Express 179 Shoreditch High Street, London 2.8 90
Longdan Shoreditch 25 Hackney Road, London 4.2 388
M&S Foodhall Bishopsgate Eastbourne Road 11, London 4.4 139
Tesco Express 120 Old Broad Street, London 3.1 37
Taj Stores 112 Brick Lane, London 4.2 800
Tesco Express 116-118 Commercial Street, London 2.8 47
Limehouse Superstore London 236 Bethnal Green Road, London 4.3 78
Sainsbury’s Local 31 Bell Lane, London 3.7 69
油和米超市 You and Me Food Store. 40 Goulston Street, London 3.9 57

The things you might need in South Kensington

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in South Kensington name before moving in the neighbourhood.

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in South Kensington?

South Kensington has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cromwell Hospital 164-178 Cromwell Road, London 3.6 217
Royal Brompton Hospital Sydney Street, London 4.2 306
The Smart Clinics 30 Thurloe Place, London 4.3 34
Brunswick Therapy Services 33 Thurloe Place, London N/A N/A
Peter Salisbury 21 Thurloe Place, London N/A N/A
Medicspot Clinic South Kensington 35-37 Old Brompton Road, London N/A N/A
Medicspot Clinic South Kensington Station 6 South Kensington Station Arcade, London 5 1
South Kensington GP Clinic 2A Pelham Street, London 5 18
Julian Bloom Lecture Theatre 6JJ, Stewart’s Grove, London N/A N/A
London Psychiatric Clinic 7 Knaresborough Place, London 5 4
LMS Wellness 35 Ixworth Place, London 3.9 15
Bupa Health Centre London Kensington Bupa Health Centre, 14A Pennant Mews, Cromwell Road, London 4.3 6
Mr Giles Davies Director of Breast Surgery 164, Cromwell Hospital, 178 Cromwell Road, London 5 11
Bupa Cromwell Hospital : Haematology 164, 178 Cromwell Road, London 1 1
Bliss Pharmacy 107-109 Gloucester Road, London 4 61
The Medical Chambers Kensington 10 Knaresborough Place, London 4 52
Mr Abhay Chopada Cromwell Road, London 5 1
Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep 1 South Parade, London 5 7
Courtfield Private Practice 73 Courtfield Gardens, London 5 4
Bangladesh laxmipure 31-33 Queen’s Gate, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations in and around South Kensington

We assembled the train and tube stations of South Kensington in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Gloucester Road Underground Ltd, Gloucester Road, London 4.3 271
South Kensington Pelham Street, London 4.2 408

Post offices of South Kensington

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in South Kensington can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Gloucester Road Post Office 118 Gloucester Road, London 2 416
Royal Mail Postbox 73 Queen’s Gate, London 2 4
Postbox Kensington, London 4.7 3
Mail box 19-7 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London 0 0
Citibox Kensington (FedEx Authorised Ship Centre) 2 Old Brompton Road, London 4.6 37
Royal Post Box Kensington, London 3 2

What schools are nearby in South Kensington?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of South Kensington.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres 35 Cromwell Road, London 3.4 36
MPW London 90-92 Queen’s Gate, London 3.8 30
Pooh Corner Kindergarten SW7: The Kindergartens St Stephen’s Church Hall, 48 Emperor Gate, London 4 5
Park Sports Hyde Park Hyde Park, Park Sports, South Carriage Drive, London 4.3 474
Fiddlestix Barn Dance Ceilidh Band London. Irish, Scottish, English Dances 121 Old Brompton Road, London 5 1
Art Barn Classes 48 Emperor’s Gate, London 5 5
South Kensington Children Working The Promis Counselling Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews, South Kensington, London N/A N/A
S T Logic 2 Cromwell Place, London 1 1
Elp Lessons 109 Gloucester Road, London N/A N/A
The Drummer Factory 5 Cornwall Gardens, London 4.9 15
The London School of Mathematics and Programming Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London 5 2
Connections 2 Cromwell Place, London N/A N/A
Princes Imperial Alojamiento Imperial College Health Centre, 40 Prince’s Gardens, London N/A N/A
School of Communication 8 Jay Mews, London N/A N/A
Lower School of Thomas’s Kensington 1A Launceston Place, London N/A N/A
Imperial College EYEC 8-9 Prince’s Gardens, London 4.6 5
Lexham Gardens Playhouse 4 Lexham Gardens Mews, London 5 15
Collingham College 23 Collingham Gardens, London 3 7
Paint Pots Montessori School The Boltons St Mary, 8 The Boltons, London N/A N/A
Thomas’s 21 Saint Albans Grove, London N/A N/A

What to do in the area of South Kensington

There are always activities happening in lively South Kensington. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their South Kensington page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a South Kensington snapshot.

What areas are nearby?

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Clapham Junction See the guide here
Battersea See the guide here
Chipstead See the guide here
Fulham See the guide here
West Brompton See the guide here
Chelsea Bridge See the guide here
Chelsea See the guide here
West Kensington See the guide here
Earl’s Court See the guide here
Pimlico See the guide here
Hammersmith See the guide here
Shortlands See the guide here
Victoria Station See the guide here
Victoria St See the guide here
Belgravia See the guide here
Knightsbridge See the guide here
Kensington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
Holland Park See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Hyde Park See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Bayswater See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Little Venice See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
Clapham Junction See the guide here
Battersea See the guide here
Chipstead See the guide here
Fulham See the guide here
West Brompton See the guide here
Chelsea Bridge See the guide here
Chelsea See the guide here
West Kensington See the guide here
Earl’s Court See the guide here
Pimlico See the guide here
Hammersmith See the guide here
Shortlands See the guide here
Victoria Station See the guide here
Victoria St See the guide here
Belgravia See the guide here
Knightsbridge See the guide here
Kensington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
Holland Park See the guide here

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