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 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around South Kensington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,631 holiday rentals around South Kensington. From 1,370 Condos/Apartments to 215 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 around South Kensington is on Stayz.

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: 6,102 holiday homes
  • Covent Garden: 871 holiday homes
  • Kensington: 3,645 holiday homes
  • Notting Hill: 2,206 holiday homes
  • London City Centre: 6,214 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?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in South Kensington. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Russell Square: 11,125 holiday rentals
  • London Paddington Station: 11,163 holiday rentals
  • Clapham Common: 3,243 holiday rentals
  • Highbury Fields: 11,722 holiday rentals
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 11,962 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Kensington listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 1,370 Condos/Apartments in South Kensington. Our other popular types of South Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 215 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,386 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 8 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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