Destination guide

Historic South Kensington will entice you

Take a vacation to South Kensington and enjoy the area's museums, history and architecture. This cosmopolitan city is known for its art, gardens and local tours. Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around South Kensington

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Kensington a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • London Dungeon (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • BT Tower (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in South Kensington

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, South Kensington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sky Garden (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • South Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Battersea Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • St. James Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around South Kensington

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

Consider catching the metro at Gloucester Road Underground Station or South Kensington Underground Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around South Kensington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,722 holiday lettings near South Kensington. From 1,474 Condos/Apartments to 204 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover South Kensington area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Kensington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in South Kensington. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 11,469 holiday lettings
  • Oxted Hurst Green Station: 5,257 holiday lettings
  • Harrow Headstone Lane Station: 11,502 holiday lettings
  • Richmond Park: 11,633 holiday lettings
  • Royal Mews: 11,534 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Kensington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in South Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,474 Condos/Apartments in South Kensington. Our other popular types of South Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 204 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 1,494 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in South Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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