Albertopolis Tour

Royal Geographical Society

Zone 5 - South Kensington




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A walk in South Kensington's famous cultural quarter.

Shining monuments, grand museums and curious corners - South Kensington boasts some of Britain’s most famous landmarks and visitor attractions. Recent statistics suggest more people visit this area each year than Venice!

But just over just 150 years ago this unique part of London was made up of fields and market gardens.

This trail explores the hidden stories of a seemingly well-trodden path. Uncover how one of London’s most iconic neighbourhoods has grown and how it gained the nickname ‘Albertopolis’...

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