Its tourist landmarks make it one of the most visited parts of London, and South Kensington is great for restaurants too. Many have a distinctly European flavour. You can go the Polish route, tucking into hearty dishes such as roast duck stuffed with apples. For a more Mediterranean vibe, head to a Spanish tapas bar where you can snack on smoked chorizo and peppers on toast and potato and onion omelettes. At the same time there's no shortage of Indian cuisine if your tastes run in that direction.
These few square miles of the UK capital have a particularly high density of French expats, and this is reflected in the choice of Gallic restaurants in London's South Kensington. These range from traditional French brasseries where you feel like you're stepping back in time to Paris in the 1920s to others specialising in succulent fish dishes and rustic Provencal cooking. There are even places where you can explore the exotic world of Franco-Asian fusion – think sea-bass with miso sauce, crispy duck and other tangy delights. The restaurants in London's South Kensington are well worth an extra trip.