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Famous South Kensington Dates
Birthplace of:
Beatrix Potter
Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

South Kensington Events

January
Ice Rink at Natural History Museum

November
Ice Rink at Natural History Museum

December
Ice Rink at Natural History Museum
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Park International
"Good Points: Clean, smelt fresh. Well located. Bad Points: Impersonal. We stayed in a 'King's room', but it was only a very small, basic room with a huge comfortable bed. ..." More

Science Museum
"Top place to take kids. You can feel self-righteous about sneaking some education into them, and as they are having fun at the same time you get brownie points too. ..." More

Montana Hotel
"Good Points: The reception service was friendly and helpful. Bad Points: There was only one towel plus one piece of soap per person, but daily renewed.

Date visited: 2008-12-10 ..." More

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South Kensington was an agricultural area until 1851, when the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park took place. After the exhibition, its royal commissioners, including Prince Albert, used the profits to buy an area of land to be devoted to culture and education. Thus South Kensington came into being as a setting for the fine museums and colleges established there today. The Natural History Museum is especially famous for its dinosaur skeletons and outdoor ice-skating rink, a great winter attraction. The Science Museum is a favourite with children, who enjoy its interactive displays, while the Victoria & Albert Museum exhibits the world's broadest collection of art and design. The Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine is located in South Kensington, along with the Royal Colleges of Art and Music, and numerous language schools. The area's most famous landmark is the Royal Albert Hall, a glorious concert building opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 and dedicated to her husband, Prince Albert - also remembered at the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens. South Kensington caters equally for students, tourists and wealthier types who might dine at Bibendum, shop at Chanel, party at Boujis and check out the latest models at the Lamborghini showroom.

Accountant

Taylor Associates

Association

British Antique Dealers' Association
Scout HQ

Attraction

Baden-Powell House
Museum of Instruments
Natural History Museum
Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
Royal College of Art
Science Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum

Budget

Park International *book online*

Casino

Cromwell Mint
Grosvenor Casino at The Gloucester Hotel

Charity

The Institute of Cancer Research

Cinema

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni

Conference Centre

Imperial College London

Dentist

Imperial College Dental Surgery
Queensgate Dental Practice
Thurloe Street Dental

Doctor

Dr A Joshi

Farmers Market

South Kensington Farmers Market

Health and Fitness Club

LA Fitness

Pub and Bar

68-86 Restaurant & Bar
Anglesea Arms
Black Widow
Collection (The)
Hereford Arms
Hoop & Toy
Queens Arms
Scandies Winebar & Restaurant
Stanhope Arms
Swag and Tails
Zetland Arms

Restaurant

1880
68-86 Restaurant & Bar
Anglesea Arms
Benihana
Bibendum
Collection (The)
Firehouse

Fratelli
Garden's
Kare Kare
Kemps Restaurant
L'Etranger
Langan's Coq d'or
Lou Pescadou
Memories of India
Noor Jahan
Ognisko
Olives
Orsini Restaurant
Pasha
Peridot
Scandies Winebar & Restaurant
Shezan
Swag and Tails
The Bombay Brasserie
Wetherbys at Harrington Hall

School

Bousfield Primary School

Glendower Prep School
Lycee Francais Charles De Gaulle School
Queen's Gate School

Self-Catering

130 Queensgate London Apartments
Astons Apartments
Avni No. 1
Citadines Apartments South Kensington
Imperial College London - Southside Halls
John Howard Apartments
London South Kensington Apartments
Queensgate Apartments
Roomspace Serviced Apartments - Point West

Solicitor

Anderson Macrae
Hamilton & Co

Taxi

Airport Taxis
Beaufort Cars

Theatre

Britten Theatre Royal College of Music
Royal Albert Hall

Sports Clubs

Imperial Jujitsu Club (Martial Arts)

Shops

Oddbins

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Chanel
Joseph
Kenzo
Amanda Wakeley
Betty Jackson
Agnes b
Joseph
Flowers
Boots
Rymans
Troubadour Delicatessen
Harleys Pharmacy
Abbot Opticians
Majestic Wine

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Queensgate Apartments (0.07 miles)

Queensgate Apartments
Queensgate apartments are delightfully furnished, taking full advantage of all the period features in the property which include large farmhouse-style kitchens, spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows. Queensgate remains a block that guests ... More
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130 Queensgate London Apartments (0.09 miles)

130 Queensgate London Apartments
A warm welcome awaits you at 130 Queensgate, a stylish Victorian residence situated in a tree lined residential street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and within walking distance of Gloucester Road and ... More | visit website
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The Regency Hotel (0.11 miles)

The Regency Hotel

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The Regency Hotel is in South Kensington, on the elegant tree lined road of Queens Gate situated in the heart of London.This prestigious location provides easy access to London’s business ... More

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Avni No. 1 (0.14 miles)

Avni No. 1

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Located in the heart of the London’s exclusive Royal Borough of Kensingtonand Chelsea - Avni No. 1, is a beautiful array of truly exception short let serviced apartments. Ideally situated ... More

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Millennium Bailey's Hotel (0.14 miles)

Millennium Bailey

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A stay with us is like having your very own magnificent town house, breaking down the formality of a traditional hotel in an atmosphere that is as refreshing as it is ... More

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Grange Strathmore Hotel (0.17 miles)

Grange Strathmore Hotel
The Grange Strathmore was formerly the London residence of the Earl of Strathmore. It represents a spectacular blend of Victorian grandeur and contemporary luxury; providing sumptuous comfort in one of the world's most exclusive and ... More | visit website
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54 Boutique Hotel (0.17 miles)

54 Boutique Hotel
Fifty-Four Boutique Hotel is a traditional Edwardian townhouse with its own special qualities. A wonderful fusion of classic architecture and cool, urban chic that perfectly captures London's cosmopolitan atmosphere. Our guests find a quiet sanctuary ... More | visit website
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Harrington Court Apartments (0.18 miles)

Harrington Court Apartments

This collection of superb contemporary 4 star fully serviced apartments is centrally located 1 minute from South Kensington tube station, with direct connections to London Heathrow and most of central London. Apartments are superbly furnished ... More | visit website

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Number Sixteen (0.19 miles)

Number Sixteen
Enjoy true English hospitality - and even a little whimsy - in the heart of London's South Kensington district. Situated in a white -stuccoed Victorian terrace, Number Sixteen's guestrooms are fresh, bright and soothing, while the ... More | visit website
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The Pelham (0.19 miles)

The Pelham
The Pelham Hotel in London is a private and distinctive hotel with an individual sense of tradition, situated in Cromwell Place, between Chelsea and Hyde Park. The Pelham draws its character from the surrounding museums, ... More | visit website

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