South Kensington is an important cultural centre. Alongside its museums and exhibitions, the area is renowned for its many secluded garden squares and stunning Victorian architecture. Plus there's an array of restaurants and boutiques and excellent transport links to the rest of London and beyond.
A little bit of history
The social, political and cultural renaissance of the 1960s had a big impact in South Kensington. David Bowie wrote 'Space Oddity' from his attic bedsit at 22 Clareville Grove. Prog rockers Yes wrote their debut album in Drayton Gardens. And MI6 took up residence in the brand new Empress State building. Today Earls Court has been designated an Opportunity Area in the Mayor's London Plan. This heralds a new chapter in Earls Court's history and a unique opportunity to satisfy the huge demand for homes and jobs in this corner of the capital.
Need to know
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of only two Royal boroughs.
South Kensington is famed for its private residents' gardens; including Bramham Gardens, Earl's Court Square, Queen's Gate Gardens and Cornwall Gardens.
With Knightsbridge just around the corner, South Kensington is a shopper's paradise. The world famous Harrods offers six floors and 330 departments to explore, selling everything from quails eggs to gold bars. The area is also home to Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street with its many flagship designer stores. Closer to home, the iconic Kings Road offers variety of shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes.