Information board at South Kensington Station

Information board at South Kensington Station

October 2019

South Kensington Tube Station

Pelham Street, London SW7 2NB
South Kensington
Local Authority:
Kensington and Chelsea

Description of South Kensington Tube Station

South Kensington Tube station will be upgraded and the surrounding land sensitively developed.

TfL has selected Native Land as its preferred joint venture partner to develop the land owned by TfL around the station. The development will be respectful to the character of the local area and will provide step-free access to the District and Circle line platforms via a new entrance on Thurloe Street.

The scheme will also improve access to the pedestrian subway leading to local destinations including the Science Museum, Imperial College, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

South Kensington Tube station, located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the busiest stations on the Tube network, welcoming over 34 million District and Circle and Piccadilly line customers a year to London’s museum quarter.

Improving the station and providing step-free access will support the delivery of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, which aims to reduce reliance on car journeys, encourage greater use of public transport and make London more accessible for all Londoners.

A key part of the development will be the ability to improve the properties around the station including the four storey buildings at 20-34 Thurloe Street, with the potential to create new opportunities along TfL’s stretch of land on Pelham Street to Thurloe Square and on the distinctive Bullnose building.

The site also includes the main station entrances through the Grade II listed shopping arcade, which will be preserved and further restored, and a second entrance via the Grade II listed pedestrian subway.

New Homes
The development will include 50 new high-quality homes, with 35% offered as affordable housing. These will be intermediate tenure homes, such as affordable rent or shared ownership.

Customers using South Kensington will also benefit from the ongoing transformation of the District and Circle lines, with a new, modern signalling system currently being installed on both lines.

The new system will increase train frequency, provide more capacity and make journeys quicker across 40% of the Tube network, benefitting millions of customers.


Subject to planning permission, the development including step-free access to the District and Circle line, could be complete in 2025.

The construction is expected to start in early 2023.

This station sees around 34 million visitors and residents per year (pre-Covid-19 estimations).

Connected Companies



The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
South Kensington Underground Station
Circle, District, Piccadilly
Sth Kensington Stn / Old Brompton Rd
14, 345, 414, 49

News: (1)

Today, 04.09.2020, is the deadline to support the plans to provide new homes, shops, offices and much-needed step-free access at South Kensington Station.

Follow the link on the site to support:

04/09/2020 11:30 by Buildington

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