Destination guide

Historical South Kensington will entice you

Take a holiday 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-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Kensington a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport to and around South Kensington

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the city centre. 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 near South Kensington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,566 holiday rentals near South Kensington. From 1,310 Condos/Apartments to 211 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Kensington is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Kensington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Kensington:

  • Central London: 6,346 holiday homes
  • Covent Garden: 860 holiday homes
  • Kensington: 3,795 holiday homes
  • Notting Hill: 2,142 holiday homes
  • London City Centre: 6,452 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

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 homes near great places in South Kensington. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Russell Square: 11,407 holiday rentals
  • London Paddington Station: 11,495 holiday rentals
  • Clapham Common: 3,333 holiday rentals
  • Highbury Fields: 11,427 holiday rentals
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 11,516 holiday rentals

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 1,310 Condos/Apartments in South Kensington. Our other popular types of South Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 211 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,330 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 6 holiday houses

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 10 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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