South Kensington is not only home to Royal Parks and palaces but also best known for its world-famous museums. Start your day visiting one of the many museums and spend the afternoon to follow Exhibition Road up to Hyde Park and Royal Albert Monument.
There is so much more to do in South Kensington, but here are our 5 must-see attractions in South Kensington.
Originally based in the Shad Thames area, the Design Museum moved to its new home in Kensington in 2016. Discover the wonderful world of design from fashion to architecture and transport to products in this grade II listed, former Commonwealth building.
Photo: Historic Royal Palaces
Kensington Palace & Gardens
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, some areas of the palace are open to public. Discover the King’s and Queen’s State apartments before stepping into the beautiful gardens.
Photo: Science Museum
This award-winning Museum devotes itself to make sense of the science that surrounds our lives. Take part in interactive exhibitions, fly with the Red Arrows and discover world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the museum was found in 1852 and is now home to over 2 million art and design objects. From the breathtaking Jewellery Gallery to the stunning British galleries, the V&A is a must-visit for all art lovers.
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Natural History Museum
Visitors are greeted by ‘Hope’ , a 25 metre long skeleton of a blue whale who found its home in the ‘Hintze Hall’ . Not only can you learn more about the fascinating life of blue whales but also discover 4.5 million years of natural history.