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GUIDE TO HOUSES IN SOUTH KENSINGTON

OVERVIEW

South Kensington is one of the most famous areas of London and known for its many attractions including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Hyde Park all on its doorstep. There is a continental feel with a large percentage of residents originating from Europe, with an especially strong French community due to Lycee School based within the borough. Al Fresco dining is a popular activity giving the street’s a wonderful vibrant community feel particularly along Thurlow street. This chic and glamourous neighbourhood also offers fantastic shopping from designer shops to florists to food and wine. 

HOUSES IN SOUTH KENSINGTON

There are the occasional white fronted stucco houses still complete that make beautiful grand family homes. Behind these are the more prevalent mews houses which offer fantastic space with three or four bedrooms over 1,500 – 2,000 sq ft. 

MY SOUTH KENSINGTON

South Kensington is a destination area and historically one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in London. This makes it an area more resilient to price changes. 

PROPERTY MARKET TRENDS

 Houses Sale £,000 Rent £pw 
 Cottage/Mews 2/3 bedrooms 2,500,000 - 4,500,000  900 - 1300
 Family house, 4 beds, 2 baths, garden 4,500,000 - 8,500,000 2,000 - 3,500
 Large family house, 5+ beds, 2 baths, garden 5,500,000 - 11,500,000 3,000 - 6,000

TRANSPORT

  • Tube: South Kensington (District and Circle) & Gloucester road (Piccadilly, District and Circle)
  • Bus: 74 to Baker Street, 414 to Edgeware Road, 49 to Westfield in Shepherds Bush or Clapham Junction, 10 to either Hammersmith or Kings Cross, 211 to Waterloo.
  • Road: Cromwell Road takes you Heathrow Airport in 45 mins.
  • Airport: Piccadilly Line to Heathrow airport in an hour or drive in 45 mins.

EDUCATION 

Primary Address Telephone Ofsted
Falkner House 19 Brechin Place, SW7 4QB   +44 (0) 20 7373 4501 N/A
Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle 35 Cromwell Road, SW7 2DG  +44 (0) 20 7584 6322 N/A
Glendower Preparatory School 86/87 Queen's Gate, SW7 5JX  +44 (0) 20 7370 1927 N/A
Queensgate Schools 133 Queen's Gate, SW7 5LE  +44 (0) 20 7589 3587 N/A
Hyde Park School 24 Elvaston Place, SW7 5NL  +44 (0) 20 7225 3131 N/A

 

Secondary Address Telephone Ofsted
Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle 35 Cromwell Road, SW7 2DG  +44 (0) 20 7584 6322 N/A
Queensgate Schools 133 Queen's Gate, SW7 5LE  +44 (0) 20 7589 3587 N/A

 

University Address Telephone Ofsted
Imperial College London  South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ  +44 (0)20 7589 5111 N/A

EVENTS 

Event name Date
BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall  All year
British Summer Time Festival  July

MARKETS 

Market Day/Time
South Kensington Farmers Market  Every Tuesday 9am - 2pm

MEDICAL

Practice Address Telephone
South Kensington GP Clinic   2A Pelham Street, SW7 2NG  +44 (0) 20 7591 1300
Imperial College Health Centre  40 Princes Gardens, SW7 1LY  +44 (0) 20 7584 6301