Considering a Property in South Kensington? Here’s What You Need to Know
It’s no surprise that South Kensington property has something to offer everyone, including top local schools, museums, designer high street shopping and a thriving nightlife scene. The area also boasts a plethora of local parks, including Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, and is within close range to both central London and the countryside.
The South Kensington area boasts several attractive properties, with white stucco facades or red-brick buildings, and plenty of local garden squares. There are a variety of options for tenants in this area; here you can find anything from a one bedroom flat overlooking a beautiful communal garden to a large family home.
Property for Sale in South Kensington
Over half of London’s most expensive streets are in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Sophisticated, cosmopolitan South Kensington has always been popular with foreign buyers and investors, while local families choose it for its good schools, scenic surrounds and lifestyle hubs. Many of the big stucco-fronted family houses in the area have been converted into luxury apartments, but property in South Kensington is diverse and there is also a selection of larger houses.
Renting South Kensington Property
Given the area’s largely international population, it’s hardly surprising that the South Kensington property rental market is thriving. This includes a wide variety of properties both small and large. Tenants can enjoy the serene residential neighbourhood with great restaurants and quiet garden squares, and take advantage of excellent transport links from South Kensington Tube station.
What We Love About South Kensington
South Kensington has an array of large supermarkets, from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s to smaller options like the Little Waitrose, Tesco Direct and Partridges on Gloucester Road. Every Saturday there is a wonderful food market on Bute Street, and the new pedestrian area around South Kensington tube station offers many speciality food shops including La Cave de Fromage, Hummingbird Bakery, Pain Quotidian, and many more.
The area boasts great coffee shops and delicatessens, and residents are spoilt for choice with all the pubs and restaurants in the area. Local destinations include Noor Jahan for Indian food, Cambio de Tercio for Spanish tapas, and Bumpkin for modern English. If you are looking for a local pub you can't go wrong with the Angelsea Arms or the Duke of Clarence. If cocktails are your preference you should head straight to Eclipse and Nam Long on the Old Brompton Road. For a bit of retail therapy, Brompton Cross is the place to go, and nearby you’ll find Chanel, Joseph, Whistles, Jigsaw, Nicole Fahri and Ralph Lauren, to name a few.
The Royal Albert Hall boasts spectacular shows and performances such as Cirque de Soleil and BBC Proms. The Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park showcases excellent exhibitions and there are several major museums in South Kensington, including the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. For film-lovers, there is a large Cineworld cinema on Fulham Road not too far away, on the corner of Drayton Gardens.
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