South Kensington attractions

South Kensington attractions

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London South Kensington

London South Kensington is about 3 miles from Charing Cross, Westminster, generally accepted as the place for measuring the distance to and from London. It is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where you will find the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Baden-Powell House, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal College of Music. If you are flying to/from London, Stanstead airport is about 40 miles from South Kensington, London Heathrow airport is about 12 miles, London Gatwick airport is about 30 miles and London city airport is about 8 miles. Your nearest mainline rail link to South Kensington is Victoria station and it is 2 miles from Victoria Coach station. If you intend to travel on the London Tube/Underground, please use the

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RAILWAY / TUBE STATIONS around South Kensington :-

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  • Earl's Court Station, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9SY. District / Piccadilly line.
  • Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4SF. Circle / District / Piccadilly line.
  • South Kensington Underground Station, LONDON, SW7 2NB. Circle / District / Piccadilly line.
  • Kensington Olympia Railway Station, Olympia Way, Kensington, W14 0NE.
  • London Victoria, Victoria Street, London, Greater London, SW1V 1JU.


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AttractionsThe Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. About 400 yards from South Kensington.

Albert Memorial

Attractions Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5JS. Tel: (+44) 020 7590 6910. Baden-Powell House is situated in South Kensington, on the corner of Queens' Gate and Cromwell Road, opposite The Natural History Museum. In South Kensington.

Baden-Powell House

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Attractions Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP. Tel: 020 7838 3105 . The Royal Albert Hall recently launched Family tours of the hall. Suitable for children over seven, these tours are an exciting and informative way to experience the Albert Hall, London and learn about one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world – contact the venue for more details. It’s worth bearing in mind that the Royal Albert Hall is located close to London’s main museums: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A. If you’re planning a day out with London Pass remember that you can also get free entry to Kensington Palace nearby. About 400 yards from South Kensington. Gain free entry to Royal Albert Hall – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Royal Albert Hall

Attractions Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS • Tel: +44(0)20 7589 3643. About 400 yards from South Kensington.

Attractions V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 2000. In South Kensington.


Attractions The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD. Switchboard: 0870 870 4868. In South Kensington.

The Science Museum

Attractions Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 5BD. Tel: 020 7942 5011. In South Kensington.

Natural History Museum

Attractions Christie's Auction Rooms, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD. Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 6074. Christie's Auction Rooms in South Kensington is a world-famous auction house. In South Kensington.

Attractions Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, South Kensington. The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as the Brompton Oratory, is situated next to the Victoria and Albert Museum, at the junction with Cromwell Gardens. It is 200 ft tall and is the second largest Roman Catholic church in London, after Westminster Cathedral. In South Kensington.

 Brompton Oratory

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Attractions Kensington Palace and The Orangery, Kensington Palace, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4PU. Tel: 0870 751 51 70. Set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough Of Kensington, this London palace was William III and Mary II’s principal (though not official) residence when in London. Although the palace was originally a Jacobean manor house, Sir Christopher Wren designed much of its current architecture. Visitors to Kensington Palace can experience an age of elegance in the State Apartments with displays of royal court and ceremonial dress at this most fashionable Royal address, as well as strolling round the pleasant gardens here. In Kensington. Gain free entry to Kensington Palace and The Orangery – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

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