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 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 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,599 house rentals around South Kensington. From 1,338 Condos/Apartments to 221 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.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Kensington:

  • Central London: 6,738 vacation rentals
  • Kensington: 3,981 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 947 vacation rentals
  • Notting Hill: 2,249 vacation rentals
  • City of London: 9,739 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to South Kensington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in South Kensington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London (QQK-King's Cross Train Station): 12,088 home rentals
  • Hyde Park: 8,094 home rentals
  • Sloane Square: 12,123 home rentals
  • London Victoria Rail Station: 12,124 home rentals
  • Piccadilly Circus: 7,020 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in South Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,338 Condos/Apartments in South Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Kensington include:

  • Houses: 221 lodging choices
  • Studios: 1,347 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 6 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 8 vacation homes with pool available in South Kensington.

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