For anyone in London on leap day next year there's a free talk about the development of South Kensington. My understanding that this area was established with proceeds from the first exhibition in 1851.
Wed 29 February 2012 13:00
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
"LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Discover how the area of South Kensington developed into the world-renowned cultural quarter that it is today. Join Susan Pugh, co-curator of the current display in Architecture Gallery 128A, to learn more about the area’s origins in the Great Exhibition of 1851, the history of the various institutions along Exhibition Road, and also a look in to its future." Albertopolis: the Development if South Kensington's Cultural Quarter