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South Kensington is a London Underground station in Kensington, west London. It is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines.

Horse bus outside South Kensington station, early 1900s.
It is hard to define boundaries for South Kensington, but it is generally talking about the commercial area around the tube station. The smaller centre around Gloucester Road station can also be considered part of South Kensington, as well as the institution area around Exhibition Road, which includes such famous names as the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal College of Music.

Large numbers of French, Spanish and Italian citizens live in the area. A significant French presence is evidenced by the location of the consulate, the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle - a large French secondary school opposite the Natural History Museum - and the French Institute, home to a French cinema. There are also several French bookshops in the area.

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Horse bus outside South Kensington station, early 1900s.
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THE STREETS OF SOUTH KENSINGTON
Albert Hall Mansions, SW7 Albert Hall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Alexander Place, SW7 Alexander Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Armstrong Road, SW7 Armstrong Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Atherstone Mews, SW7 Atherstone Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ayrton Road, SW7 Ayrton Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Barnaby Place, SW7 Barnaby Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Bolney Gate, SW7 Bolney Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bremner Road, SW7 Bremner Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Brompton Road, SW7 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Clareville Street, SW7 Clareville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Claylands Road, SW7 Claylands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Place, SW7 Cranley Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cromwell Gardens, SW7 Cromwell Gardens is a short but major road in South Kensington. It joins the Cromwell Road at the junction with Exhibition Road to the west with the Brompton Road to the east.
Cromwell Place, SW7 Cromwell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Elvaston Mews, SW7 Elvaston Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Elvaston Place, SW7 Elvaston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ennismore Gardens Mews, SW7 Ennismore Gardens Mews is part of the Kingston House Estate.
Ennismore Gardens, SW7 Ennismore Gardens dates from the 1840s.
Exhibition Road, SW7 Exhibition Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Frankland Road, SW7 Frankland Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Glendower Place, SW7 Glendower Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Gore Street, SW7 Gore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Harrington Road, SW7 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Hyde Park Gate Mews, SW7 Hyde Park Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hyde Park Gate, SW7 Hyde Park Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Imperial College Road, SW7 Imperial College Road runs east–west with Queen’s Gate to the west and Exhibition Road to the east.
Jay Mews, SW7 Jay Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kendrick Mews, SW7 Kendrick Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kensington Gore, SW7 Kensington Gore is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kensington Road, SW7 Kensington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kimbolton Row, SW3 Kimbolton Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Manson Mews, SW7 Manson Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Manson Place, SW7 Manson Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Melton Court, SW7 Melton Court is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Moncorvo Close, SW7 Moncorvo Close is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Museum Lane, SW7 Museum Lane is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Crescent, SW7 Onslow Crescent is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Mews East, SW7 Onslow Mews East is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Square, SW7 Onslow Square was started by Charles James Freake, to designs by architect George Basevi, with the square completed by 1865.
Pelham Court, SW3 Pelham Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Pelham Crescent, SW3 Pelham Crescent is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pelham Crescent, SW7 Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester was a former trustee of the Smith’s Charity Estate, upon which the road was built.
Pelham Place, SW7 Pelham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Pelham Street, SW3 Pelham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pelham Street, SW7 Pelham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petersham Mews, SW7 Petersham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petersham Place, SW7 Petersham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Prince Consort Road, SW7 Prince Consort Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Princes Gardens, GU3 This is a street in the GU3 postcode area
Princes Gardens, SW7 Princes Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Princes Gate Mews, SW7 Princes Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 Queens Gate Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place, SW7 Queens Gate Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 Queens Gate Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate, SW7 Queens Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Mews West, SW7 Queensberry Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Place, SW7 Queensberry Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Way, SW7 Queensberry Way is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queen’s Gate Place Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 Queen’s Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Reston Place, SW7 Reston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
South Kensington Station Arcade, SW7 South Kensington Station Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
South Kensington Underground Station, SW7 South Kensington Underground Station is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
South Terrace, SW7 South Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Southwell Gardens, SW7 Southwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Stanhope Mews East, SW7 Stanhope Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Mews South, SW7 Stanhope Mews South is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Sumner Place, SW7 Sumner Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sydner Mews, N16 A street within the SW7 postcode
Sydney Close, SW3 Sydney Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sydney Place, SW7 Sydney Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
The Arcade, SW7 The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Place Mews, SW7 Thurloe Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Place, SW7 Thurloe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Square, SW7 Thurloe Square is a traditional garden square in South Kensington.
Thurloe Street, SW7 Thurloe Street is named for John Thurloe, said to have been given this land by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth.



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VIEW THE SOUTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE SOUTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE SOUTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE SOUTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE SOUTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

South Kensington

South Kensington is a London Underground station in Kensington, west London. It is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines.

It is hard to define boundaries for South Kensington, but it is generally talking about the commercial area around the tube station. The smaller centre around Gloucester Road station can also be considered part of South Kensington, as well as the institution area around Exhibition Road, which includes such famous names as the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal College of Music.

Large numbers of French, Spanish and Italian citizens live in the area. A significant French presence is evidenced by the location of the consulate, the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle - a large French secondary school opposite the Natural History Museum - and the French Institute, home to a French cinema. There are also several French bookshops in the area.
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Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

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