South Kensington is often referred to as the 21st arrondissement of Paris, thanks to its huge popularity with Parisians, who have certainly made a welcome mark on this high-class area of London. If you want to live in London but also want French charm, check out our properties to buy in South Kensington.
Why Buy in South Kensington?
South Kensington has an unmistakable European charm about it. The stunning green squares, beautiful leafy streets and stucco-fronted white terrace houses will make you feel like you have stepped into a Paris suburb when you find a home for sale in South Kensington - and that’s before you get to the French cafes and patisseries on offer. The area is also home to some of the best museums in London and the world-famous music venue the Royal Albert Hall. There are several excellent international schools here, which attract families from all over the world.
Today, South Kensington is a major cultural hub in London and is home to mostly affluent families with many who work in the arts or financial sector. Overseas buyers are also often looking for homes in South Kensington to buy, particularly those from France and Spain. The large Spanish and French communities make for an interesting experience filled with multicultural entertainment, shops and culinary delights.
Restaurants and Dining:
If you enjoy French and Spanish cuisine, you’ll certainly love our homes for sale near South Kensington. The huge influences here from both these countries mean that there’s a wide range of awesome Spanish and French restaurants on offer, although there’s no shortage of British options and restaurants serving foods from a wide range of other international cuisines. It’s also home to the British flagship Sushi Shop - a hugely popular restaurant in France.
Entertainment and Things to Do:
When you find a home in South Kensington for sale, you can be sure that you’ll never go bored when living here. There’s a wide selection of options no matter what kind of hobbies you enjoy or the entertainment that you’d like to get involved in. The Art-Deco Cine Lumiere is a firm favourite with cinema buffs, where you can see the latest French film releases. Or if you want to enjoy some of the best classical music from around the world, a visit to the Royal Albert Hall is a must. There are also several interesting nearby museums including the fascinating Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising on Ladbroke Grove.
Compared to most of the South West London area, South Kensington is an area with the best transport links. You
South Kensington has better transport links than the majority of South West London. Residents here have easy access to both South Kensington and Gloucester Road Underground stations, both serving the Piccadilly, District and Circle Lines. You can get to Central London in less than ten minutes.
If you love the idea of living somewhere with a huge French influence and some of the finest London attractions right on your doorstep, renting in South Kensington could be perfect for you.