South Kensington, or South Ken, is one area of London where you can easily spend one or even three days wandering around the many different parks and museums that South Kensington has to offer. With three of London’s largest museums found in this quite part of London, there is more than enough to keep even the most avid history buffs entertained.
The Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous landmarks that can be found in South Kensington as the home of the BBC Proms, tennis matches, ballet, opera, rock and pop as well as featuring the Spiceworld: The Movie. The Royal Albert Hall has a gravitas all its own with some of the best acoustics of any building in the round.
The Royal Albert Hall also has the Royal College of Art right next door to it which hosts exhibitions of postgraduate art and design students that study there. If you are taking in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall or the latest exhibition at the Royal College of Art, an escort can lend not only company but class to your arm for an evening.
No trip to South Kensington would be complete without taking in the three of the largest museums in London that are also free to visit. The Victoria and Albert Museum has a collection of art and design from the last 3,000 years that include furniture, jewellery, fashion, ceramics, sculptures, paintings photographs and even textiles.
The Science Museum is open for anyone to learn about the great scientific inventions and discoveries that have spurred the human race on to greatness. With interactive exhibits and the hands-on Launchpad gallery it doesn’t matter what age you are.
London’s Natural History Museum can be found next door to the Science Museum and features wonders from the natural world including the skeleton of a giant T-Rex and the chance to experience the terror of an earthquake in the power zone of the museum.
All three museums are free to enter though there are handy points around the museum where you can donate money to help in the upkeep of the exhibits and the buildings.
The Royal Parks
If you are more interested in seeing the beauty of the outside world then the Royal Parks in South Kensington are probably more your speed. Whether you are taking a leisurely stroll around Hyde Park with an escort or visiting Kensington Gardens there are beautiful and serene surroundings to help bring a break from the noise of daily life. South Kensington is also where Kensington Palace can be found, the current London Residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which has been hope to other royals including Queen Victoria and Diana, Princess of Wales.