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South Kensington, London

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South Kensington is a London Underground station in the district of Kensington, south west London. It is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. On the District and Circle lines, the station is between Gloucester Road and Sloane Square, and on the Piccadilly line, it is between Gloucester Road and Knightsbridge. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. The main station entrance is located at the junction of Old Brompton Road (A3218), Thurloe Place, Harrington Road, Onslow Place and Pelham Street. Subsidiary entrances are located in Exhibition Road giving access by pedestrian tunnel to the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums. Also close by are the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music, the London branch of the Goethe-Institut and the Ismaili Centre.
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  • If an admirer of the Victorians two of the items on the London tick-list are (a) a visit to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Victorian section, several serious looking portraits and busts of V...  more »
  • One of the most elegant districts of London. Very quiet yet within walking distance from shopping havens (Harrods) and wonderful museums. It's beautiful walk about, obviously there are good places and charming hotels.
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  • We were lucky to stay there for few days while visiting London. Nice quiet area with numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops.This neighbourhood is the home of few great museums such as Victoria an...  more »

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