A holiday home in South Kensington will provide easy access to high-end shopping, fabulous dining, attractions and opportunities to spend time in the out of doors. Your holiday home is a good choice for families as there are kid-friendly attractions nearby as well. Many South Kensington holiday apartments are suitable for children. A few are wheelchair accessible. Some of the holiday rentals have free internet access, so you will able to stay in touch whilst on holiday.
-Shopping: If you enjoy shopping then a South Kensington holiday apartment is a wonderful choice for you. You will find designer boutiques including Chanel, Ralph Lauren and many others Smaller, local shops, such as Daunt Books, are also on offer. The antiquing in this area is wonderful and there are a dozen or so antique shops, some of which have an area of specialty, such as 19th century furnishings or artwork.
-Outdoor fun: Kensington Gardens and nearby Hyde Park provide the perfect settings to enjoy some time in the out of doors. Step out of your South Kensington holiday apartment to find lovely green spaces to enjoy a picnic or a stroll. Kensington Gardens is a great choice for kids as they can work off some energy at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. At Hyde Park, you can rent a rowboat or a paddle boat for some fun on the water.
-Art galleries: Several art galleries are located in and near your South Kensington holiday apartment. Art lovers will enjoy the chance to see the works of several local artists and, perhaps, purchase a new piece for their own collections.
-Museums: The museums located in and near South Kensington include some of the best in all of London. There are museums suitable for lovers of art, history, science and more. Some of the most popular of the area’s museums are Baden-Powell House, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the London Science Museum and the Museum of Natural History.
-Farmers Market: The Bute Street Farmer’s Market is a must-stop for anyone on holiday to South Kensington. Each Saturday the street is closed and local farmers and other set up their goods. Buy fresh fish, cheeses and fresh fruit. After browsing the offerings at the Farmer’s Market, stop in for some ice cream and the lovely parlour on Bute Street.
If you holiday to Kensington during the summer you can expect low temperatures of 11° to 14° C and highs of 20° to 23° C. Winter lows are 2° to 5° C and highs are 8° to 11°. The rain is fairly evenly spread throughout the year, so no matter when you visit you can expect a rainy day or two.
Fly to Heathrow Airport (HTR) and then take the underground to South Kensington Station. The ride from Heathrow to your South Kensington holiday apartment is about 50 minutes.