Destination guide

Historical South Kensington will entice you

Take a holiday to South Kensington and enjoy the area's museums, history and architecture. This cosmopolitan city is known for its art, gardens and local tours. Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around South Kensington

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Kensington a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • BT Tower (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in South Kensington

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, South Kensington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • South Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Battersea Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • St. James Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around South Kensington

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

Consider catching the metro at Gloucester Road Underground Station or South Kensington Underground Station to see more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around South Kensington?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,509 holiday lettings around South Kensington. From 1,244 flats & apartments to 188 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Kensington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Kensington:

  • City of Westminster: 4,125 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets: 1,278 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Southwark: 3,377 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Lambeth: 6,471 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Islington: 6,300 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Kensington? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in South Kensington. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: 8,840 holiday lettings
  • Wembley Central Station: 10,989 holiday lettings
  • London Mansion House: 10,662 holiday lettings
  • London Bridge: 7,604 holiday lettings
  • O2 Arena: 10,650 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Kensington listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in South Kensington?

Yes, of course. offers 1,244 Flats in South Kensington. Our other popular types of South Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 188 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 1,296 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in South Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around South Kensington

    325 holiday rentals
    441 holiday rentals
    255 holiday rentals
    St Albans
    9,104 holiday rentals
    769 holiday rentals
    8,893 holiday rentals
    108 holiday rentals
    Hemel Hempstead
    252 holiday rentals
    125 holiday rentals
    309 holiday rentals
    8,212 holiday rentals
    137 holiday rentals
    1,497 holiday rentals
    3,199 holiday rentals
    379 holiday rentals
    294 holiday rentals
    West Byfleet
    258 holiday rentals
    478 holiday rentals
    561 holiday rentals
    837 holiday rentals