Property available in South Kensington
Dominated by some of the finest garden squares in the capital, South Kensington caters for every property need from exceptional studio flats to the very finest detached houses.
Many of the apartments are period conversions offering exceptional proportions and exquisite historical detailing. Houses range from stucco fronted mansions through to a quaint mews.
The layout of South Kensington dates back to the 1600’s when the area was mostly agricultural, supplying London with fruit and vegetables. Main roads were established in the 1700’s which are still recognisable today, however it remained largely undeveloped until the mid-19th century.
Following the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, an 87 acre area, around what is now Exhibition Road, was purchased by the commissioners of the exhibition in order to create a home for institutions dedicated to the arts and sciences.
The result was the foundation of the Victoria and Albert, Science and Natural History Museums, as well as Imperial College.
It was this investment in the area that set in motion a building spurt of large terraced houses, which give the district its current appearance; a high-class residential area.
The absorption of South Kensington into London was sealed by the arrival of the Underground to Gloucester Road and South Kensington in 1868, linking the area directly to the main railway termini and to the political, commercial and financial hearts of the city in Westminster, the West End and the City of London.
Getting to South Kensington
- The A4 and A40 both lead out of London to two major motorways, the M4 and M40. This allows easy access to London Heathrow Airport.
- South Kensington – District, Piccadilly and Circle Line
- Earls Court – District and Piccadilly Line
- Gloucester Road - District, Piccadilly and Circle Line
- All of the main London hubs are easily accessible.
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