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)
Transport

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.

Where to stay near South Kensington?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,633 house rentals near South Kensington. From 1,386 Condos/Apartments to 205 Houses, find unique vacation rental 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.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in South Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,386 Condos/Apartments in South Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Kensington include:

  • Houses: 205 lodging choices
  • Studios: 1,405 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 13 vacation homes with pool available in South Kensington.