Serviced Apartments South Kensington

Top Serviced Apartments in South Kensington

South Kensington is one of London’s most affluent districts, famous for its picturesque streets, its huge selection of restaurants and, of course, for being the home of some of England’s best museums. The neighborhood also benefits from being just outside central London - which means those staying in the area have the benefits of a more relaxed atmosphere, whilst still being just a short tube journey from some of England’s most famous locations and landmarks. Naturally, this means South Kensington is one of the most sought after locations for people planning to stay in London. Accommodation varies from luxury hotels to no-frills hostels, but those making a longer stay may find they are better suited to South Kensington serviced apartments. TheSqua.re specialize in providing the best examples of such accommodation - catering to a discerning clientele and balancing convenience and accessibility with luxury and comfort. 

Some of the best-serviced apartments in South Kensington include:

TheSqua.re’s South Kensington accommodation ranges from luxury apartments to self-contained studios, each being selected according to our exacting criteria. Each comes with a tastefully decorated interior, luxury soft furnishings and extensive kitchen facilities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay - particularly those making an extended stay in South Kensington. 

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Where to Stay in South Kensington

South Kensington is renowned as one of the most desirable and affluent areas of London, with a host of fine restaurants, art galleries and iconic architecture. Its myriad cultural opportunities and pleasant streets give South Kensington a distinctly pleasing atmosphere, making the area hugely popular with visitors from all over the world. However, despite its affluent reputation, the area also offers a range of more modest options when it comes to accommodation, with a degree of price variation within the neighbourhood itself.

The format of accommodation will, of course, depend on the nature of a given trip. However, a luxury serviced apartment offers the ultimate South Kensington experience - especially if it is located anywhere along Queen’s Gate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find small, self-contained studios, which are often the more suitable option for anyone with budgetary constraints. Whatever the type of accommodation, anywhere along Exhibition Road will be within easy walking distance of the local points of interest. 

Facts about South Kensington

Famously one of London’s most exclusive areas and London’s museum district, Kensington is a haven for culture lovers and those looking to enjoy an evening out on the town. However, the area is also notable for having grown alongside its institutes for arts and science - making it a truly unique location. The following are some other interesting facts about South Kensington:

  • Kensington Palace has been home to royalty since the 17th century, including Prince William, Prince Harry and the late Lady Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • Exhibition Road was named after The Great Exhibition of 1851 which took place in Hyde Park.
  • Bruce Roberts began planning The Great Train Robbery in a pub called The Anglesea Arms which is on Selwood Terrace in South Kensington.
  • South Kensington has historic links to literary giants, with former residents including Oscar Wilde, Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf.
  • South Kensington is home to a fifth of London’s and the UK’s most visited attractions.
  • St Mary’s Abbots Church in Kensington has the tallest church spire in London.

Things to Do in South Kensington

South Kensington is a centre of culture and unofficially known as London’s museum district. As such, it offers a huge amount of options when it comes to days out. In fact, many of London’s top attractions are within the borough or located within walking distance, meaning anyone staying locally will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do in South Kensington. 

Q. What are the most popular things to do in South Kensington?

Inevitably, South Kensington’s museums are by far the most popular places to visit in the area. Showcasing everything from fine art to natural history, visitors will find they can spend several days exploring the world-class museums - some of which also offer evening entertainments such as concerts and movie screenings. 

Q. What are some free things to do in South Kensington?

Once again, many of the world-class museums in Kensington offer free admission, so it is one of the best places to be to enjoy London on a budget. For those looking to spend more time outside, South Kensington is just a short walk from London’s notorious Hyde Park, with its 142 hectares of greenery, trees and lakes. 

Q. What is there to do in the evening in South Kensington?

As one of London’s most visited areas, South Kensington provides a wealth of entertainment when the sun goes down. From its chic bars and restaurants to its traditional pubs, the area is great for socialising and the area also boasts several theatres and cinemas for further entertainment. 

Places to Visit in South Kensington

There is certainly no shortage of cultural activities in South Kensington. The Natural History Museum is housed in a stunning romanesque building that is an architectural marvel in itself, not to mention home to a huge collection of exhibits dedicated to the history of life on earth. Just a short walk away is the Science Museum, which has a fantastic array of interactive exhibits and displays. Then there’s the V&A - Victoria and Albert - the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, with a collection of over 2.3 million objects. Anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors will find Hyde Park just a short walk away - arguably London’s most famous and popular green space, and one of the largest.

  • Hyde Park - 350-acre park in the centre of London, offering a stunning landscape of lakes, woodland and gardens. 

  • The Natural History Museum - One of London’s most popular museums, dedicated to the history of the natural world and housed in a stunning Romanesque building.

  • The Science Museum - Another popular museum, charting the history of scientific endeavour and full of interactive exhibits.
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum - The largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design in the world, founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

  • The Royal College of Music - London’s premier music training college also hosts regular concerts and performances for the public.

  • Harrods - Iconic department store, known for its sumptuous interior and wealth of luxury brands.

  • The Saatchi Gallery - Modern art gallery founded by advertising mogul Charles Saatchi, also hosts temporary exhibits of international treasures.

Places to Eat in South Kensington

London is also famous for its incredible range of restaurants and eateries - and South Kensington is no exception. The area boasts several Michelin-starred restaurants, including Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Kitchen W8, and Zaika. There are also plenty of other fine dining restaurants across the district, with some notable establishments being Margaux, Town House Kensington, Coda Restaurant by Eric Chavot and Apero Restaraunt.

However, South Kensington isn’t all fine dining. There are also plenty of more low-key restaurants that offer equally delicious menus. These include modern British venues, such as Bumpkin South Kensington and Muriel’s Kitchen, as well as plenty of international cuisines, such as Casa Brindisa, Raison D’etre and Khan’s of Kensington, which serve Spanish, French and Indian foods respectively. 

Shopping in South Kensington

South Kensington is not known as a top shopping destination, however, visitors will find that the area has a traditional high street which has everything one may expect - grocery stores, a book shop, charity stores and several speciality shops. However, visitors will not have to travel far to find some top retail therapy, as neighbouring Knightsbridge has one of the most famous department stores in the world: Harrods. There are also several other high streets in the surrounding areas of Chelsea, Pimlico and Hammersmith. 

There are also several large shopping malls within easy reach of South Kensington, including:

  • Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush (The capital’s largest shopping centre)
  • Kings Mall Shopping Centre
  • Kensington Arcade
  • W12 Shopping Centre
  • Broadway Shopping Centre

Transportation in South Kensington

South Kensington itself is an easy place to navigate on foot. There are many pedestrian-friendly areas and the charming architecture making it a fantastic place to enjoy a stroll. However, there are also numerous options for public transport. There are also numerous bus routes servicing the area, with the 14, 49, 74 and 360 being some of the main routes during the day and the N74 and N97 running overnight. However, for most, the tube is the easiest way of getting in and out of the area and to the rest of the city. South Kensington is served predominantly by the Piccadilly and Circle and District Lines and has several stations in its vicinity. These include:

  • South Kensington
  • Kensington Olympia
  • High Street Kensington
  • Gloucester Road
  • West Kensington
  • Earl’s Court

South Kensington is also a fantastic area to explore by bicycle, with Santander Cycles offering a hire scheme close to the tube station. Lastly, anyone wanting to make a short journey can easily hail a black cab, though these can be inefficient during peak traffic hours. 

The most cost-effective way of paying for public transport is to make use of London’s Oyster card payment system. This is particularly true for those planning to make regular trips around the city - a single trip to zone 1-2 will cost £2.40 whilst the equivalent single ticket is £4.90. Similarly, a zone 1 - 4 Travelcard will cost £13.10, whilst the Oyster is capped at £10.10.

Weather in South Kensington

South Kensington experiences the same weather conditions as the rest of London. Whilst all UK weather has a tendency to be unpredictable, London has fairly distinct seasons. Winters are usually fairly cold, with freezing temperatures possible in December, January and February. However, by contrast, London weather in July is usually warm and dry, with temperatures reaching average highs of 24 degrees. Whilst August can be a little hotter, typically the city doesn’t experience temperatures high enough to make it uncomfortable. British summers are notoriously unpredictable, however, so wet-weather clothing is essential packing at any time of year. The month of September is often a good time to visit, as the temperature is usually still warm, whilst being a little cooler than August in the evenings, making for a more comfortable stay. 

 

FAQs - Things to Know before booking Serviced Apartments South Kensington


Q1. How many serviced apartments are available for booking in South Kensington, London ?

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Q3. What is the price range of serviced apartments available in South Kensington, London ?

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Q6. Do South Kensington, London serviced apartments provide breakfast, gym & other extra services?

A6. Some of the apartment buildings in South Kensington, London will offer bed and breakfast or gym membership, whereas others may provide them with an extra charge. The apartment listing will make that clear Other services include airport pick-up, meet and greet and so much more. Book your stay here for the full TheSqua.re experience.

Q7. Can I have guests in a South Kensington, London serviced apartment?

A7. That depends on the policy of the apartment/building management. You may have to enquire first when making your booking in South Kensington, London .

Q8. Why is staying in a serviced apartment in South Kensington, London better than a hotel?

A8. Serviced apartments in South Kensington, London have all the features of home, are centrally located and have other astounding attributes that make them better than hotels, as covered here.

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