South Kensington, London, UK

South Kensington, London, UK

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 298 vacation rentals near South Kensington. From 239 apartments to 42 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Kensington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Explore London from up-scale South Kensington

South Kensington vacation rentals range from glamorous apartments overlooking grand Regency squares to stylish contemporary boltholes in discreet mews properties. This is central London at its smartest. With world-class dining, internationally renowned shopping and some of the world's best museums within its boundaries, South Kensington is the perfect base to explore London's historic sights, legendary sounds and wonderful cultural attractions. Hop on a bus or river taxi and you're never too far away from Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, Tower Bridge or the Tower of London.

South Kensington's world-class museums

Tumble out of your South Kensington vacation rental and you'll discover some of London's finest restaurants, bars and boutiques. The luxurious department store, Harrods, is located on South Kensington's Brompton Road. A 10-minute stroll west from there and you're in the heart of London's museum district. The collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum will send fashionistas and design lovers into paroxysms of delight, while the Science Museum has wonderful interactive family-friendly exhibits. Next door, the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum is dominated by a huge dinosaur skeleton you may recognize from numerous movies – including Paddington.

South Kensington's green spaces

South Kensington is in a great spot to enjoy London's shops, bar scene and nightlife. Head to nearby fashionable Chelsea for great local restaurants and Michelin-starred dining – although South Kensington has its own fair share of that too. Twenty minutes south, by the banks of the River Thames, you'll discover the 2nd-oldest surviving botanical garden in England. The Chelsea Physic Garden dates back to 1673 and is a quiet spot for contemplation among scented plants and a friendly cafe. In fact, South Kensington is surrounded by green spaces. A 20-minute stroll north will take you to Hyde Park, home of the Serpentine Gallery, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and Kensington Palace.

South Kensington seasonal events

Many London Fashion Week shows happen around South Kensington's Design Museum and the V&A so the area buzzes when the fash-pack is in town. A South Kensington vacation rental is also a great choice if you're in town for a concert or event at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. This huge circular concert hall is best known as the venue of the British classical musical series, The Proms, but also hosts thrilling concerts by international artists, pop stars and rock acts. Christmas is another wonderful time to visit South Kensington, with the streets lit by the twinkling lights of the shops, bars and restaurants and there's a pop-up ice rink full of delightful festive cheer.

Family-friendly fun in South Kensington

If you are in town for a sporting event, a South Kensington vacation rental can be a great choice. Just a short hop along the Underground will take you to Queen's Club, home of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Football Club's ground, is also close by. If you're staying at your South Kensington vacation rental with kids, you might like to make the 20 minute trip north to Regent's Park. This beautiful green space is home to London Zoo – where you can see animals including penguins, tigers and giraffes. Across the road, on a sunny day, the green expanse of Primrose Hill offers some of the best views of London. Park yourself under a tree, laze back and enjoy.