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Welcome to the South Kensington Station Consultative Website

South Kensington station is one of the 20 busiest and best-known stations on the London Underground network. It provides a point of access to the Underground for the local community, as well as being the gateway to the museums and cultural centres of ‘Albertopolis’.

In summer 2015, Transport for London (TfL) announced its intention to engage with the local community on plans for capacity improvements and development opportunities in and around South Kensington Underground station.

As part of these long-term proposals, TfL will be:

  • Increasing capacity within the ticket hall
  • Constructing a new platform
  • Providing step-free access from surface to train on all lines
  • Improving the quality and range of retail offerings
  • Providing new homes

A series of meetings and working groups have been held with all interested local residents groups, cultural organisations and the Royal Borough, to help TfL develop proposals that meet the growing demand and provide a station fitting of South Kensington.

The first phase of the proposals will be to seek Listed Building Consent to enable TfL to deliver the first phases of capacity improvements. Details of events will be published here.

Drop-in event:

WHEN: Wednesday 13th July 2016, 2pm – 8pm

WHERE: London Transport Museum Shop in the station arcade

Click here to view our invitation to the event.

Click here to view the exhibition boards

Click here to view a feedback form which you can download and return to us


This website has a series of pages which will explain how it is proposed to take forward a phased programme of station capacity improvement works alongside progressing redevelopment around the station.

The station capacity improvements will expand the ticket-hall and reopen the disused platform – which will include a new platform canopy and improve access around the station.

The redevelopment around the station includes an initiative to restore the listed arcade shopfronts, improve the space in the ‘bullnose’, development along Pelham Street where the previous terrace of shops and homes were demolished and changes to the terrace along Thurloe Street.

New: Retail research survey   

We are seeking local views on the retail mix people would like to see at and around the station.   The results will feed into the retail strategy analysis being undertaken by our specialist retail consultants and the results will be published on this website in due course.  The closing date for comments is 25 June. 

Create your own user feedback survey