Focus on London Albertopolis
We at Serviced City Pads have some excellent Apart Hotel accommodation in London’s attractive Gloucester Road, one of several locations in London’s prestigious Albertopolis district. So named because of its association with Prince Albert, this is London’s major centre for culture and learning.
Those renting London serviced apartments here can enjoy the benefits of the Victoria and Albert Museum (close to the Royal Albert Hall); the Geology Museum; the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Other places of interest include the Queen’s Tower (the water tower of the Imperial Institute, the rest of which has been sadly demolished), the Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall. Short distances away are London’s famous green spaces of Hyde Park, Green Park and Kensington Gardens, and there are serviced London apartments available near these areas.
For retail therapy, you are spoilt for choice – Park Lane, Sloane Square, Kings Road, Knightsbridge and Harrods are all within easy reach, while eateries include restaurants run by TV’s most outspoken chef – Gordon Ramsay.
Albertopolis sounds like the kind of “yuppie” name that would have been dreamed up in the 1980s, but in fact it was coined in 1851 – a satirical reference to Prince Albert’s involvement with the Great Exhibition. As President of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition, it was he who enabled profits from this venture to purchase the land, and erect the commanding “seats of culture and learning” which people visit today.
Following Albert’s death, the area became known as South Kensington. It was during the “Noughties” that Albertopolis became a fashionable term again. Today, people rent luxury serviced apartments in London’s Albertopolis for learning, pleasure and work – the museums can also be booked as meeting venues.