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The South Kensington subway – a history
The South Kensington subway – a history

The South Kensington subway – a history

Running under the road between South Kensington station and the Museums is a Victorian subway, and depending on how you look at it, it's either longer than it was, or shorter than it should be.

Jan
11
An unexpected history in the stone benches outside Kensington’s museums
An unexpected history in the stone benches outside Kensington’s museums

An unexpected history in the stone benches outside Kensington’s museums

If you wander along Exhibition Road to the museums, you might spy a cluster of old stone benches amongst all the modern street furniture and wonder why they're here.

Jan
07
South Kensington tube station property redevelopment blocked
South Kensington tube station property redevelopment blocked

South Kensington tube station property redevelopment blocked

Last night, after a marathon 3.5-hour debate, Kensington and Chelsea council decided to block planned oversite development around South Kensington tube station.

Nov
19
2021
South Kensington tube station development recomended for approval
South Kensington tube station development recomended for approval

South Kensington tube station development recomended for approval

Plans to redevelop the land around South Kensington tube station have been recommended for approval by a planning inspector report, although the final decision lies with the Councillors.

Nov
12
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Prince’s Gardens, SW7
London’s Pocket Parks: Prince’s Gardens, SW7

London’s Pocket Parks: Prince’s Gardens, SW7

This is a large garden square near South Kensington's museums but hidden away behind rows of houses so only the locals know about it.

Jul
29
2021
Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective
Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective

Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective

A South Kensington building that looks like a posh hotel is in fact a collection of art galleries -- and it's freely open to the public.

May
25
2021
London’s Alleys: Cromwell Mews, SW7
London’s Alleys: Cromwell Mews, SW7

London’s Alleys: Cromwell Mews, SW7

This is another of the posh mews that were once shabby stables, and it can be found just around the corner from South Kensington tube station.

Feb
22
2021
TfL’s Lost Property Office is to move to a new home
TfL’s Lost Property Office is to move to a new home

TfL’s Lost Property Office is to move to a new home

The famous repository of forgotten umbrellas and teddy bears, the Lost Property office is moving home after nearly 90 years in its current home.

Sep
09
2019
A London Underground themed hotel opens
A London Underground themed hotel opens

A London Underground themed hotel opens

A hotel near Gloucester Road tube station has been redecorated with a design based on the London Underground.

May
06
2019
London’s Pocket Parks – Yalta Memorial Garden, SW7
London’s Pocket Parks – Yalta Memorial Garden, SW7

London’s Pocket Parks – Yalta Memorial Garden, SW7

This modest little triangular plot is surrounded by two major roads, but also contains a very important memorial.

Dec
20
2017