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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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around South Kensington?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,685 house rentals around South Kensington. From 1,391 Condos/Apartments to 233 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in South Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,391 Condos/Apartments in South Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Kensington include:

  • Houses: 233 lodging choices
  • Studios: 1,419 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 5 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation homes with pool available in South Kensington.