Each of the museums attracts over five million visitors per year. They offer free entry for their permanent collections, and there are specific exhibitions where a ticket is needed.
In addition to the museums, South Kensington offers other cultural institutions Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Music, situated opposite the road from Royal Albert Hall. Royal Albert Hall offers a wide array of musical performances. BBC Proms is one of the year’s highlights during the summer months. There are also concerts from famous rock bands in a more intimate setting with great acoustics, which venues where bands like these usually play lack. One popular event type is film music played by the symphonic orchestra while watching the movie.
South Kensington is bordered in the north by Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. These two beautiful, adjoining parks are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. They are home to Kensington Palace, the Serpentine Galleries, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
Regarding shopping and dining, there is a mix of high-end shops and smaller boutiques. There’s also a wide variety of dining options, from Michelin-starred restaurants to more casual cafés and bistros.