Telephone Exchange
South Kensington Telephone Exchange

Fibre Enabled

BT Logo Fibre to the Cabinet, Fibre to the Premises & Fibre on Demand services are available to customers connected to the South Kensington exchange. Most customers can now upgrade from ADSL to fibre internet. Suppliers include BT Superfast Fibre, Plusnet Fibre Broadband, TalkTalk Fast Broadband & ee Unlimited Fibre Broadband

Local Authority = Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

UK area dialling code (STD code) for the South Kensington exchange is 020

International dialling code for the South Kensington exchange is +44 20 or 0044 20

The South Kensington exchange is in the London group of exchanges.

178 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.

Openreach have collocated the Belgravia Telephone Exchange (WRBEL) and the Sloane Telephone Exchange (WRSLO) with the South Kensington Exchange (WRSKEN) located at Draycott Avenue, London. SW3 3AB.

Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
Draycott Avenue,

/// what3words geocode = Slice Garden Cages

South Kensington -> London -> London

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Exchange Location

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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the South Kensington exchange is WRSKEN

Your LLU Services

 Telephone Exchange, South Kensington (WRSKEN) has been unbundled by TalkTalk

Static IP Address

  • Plusnet offer their broadband customers the option of a "Static IP Address" for a one off charge of just £5. Make reliable VoIP calls, run a server, host a website or monitor CCTV remotely with a "Static IP Address" from Plusnet

Fibre To The Cabinet

  • The South Kensington exchange provides fibre services.


  • This exchange is 21CN WBC enabled


  • The South Kensington exchange has been enabled for ADSL Max since November 2005


  • The South Kensington telephone exchange in London was enabled for ADSL in March 2000

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, South Kensington is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 3.

PSTN Network Switch Off In 2025

The first stage Openreach propose to facilitate the retirement of their public switched telephone network (PSTN) is to issue 'Stop Sell' dates for specific telephone exchanges. Once a 'Stop Sell' date has passed, communication providers (CP's) will be unable to order any copper based products if a fibre solution is available at the customer's premises. Accepted fibre solutions include FTTP and SOGEA/SOGFast.

Impacted product and services that will be unavailable beyond a 'Stop Sell' date include WLR3 analogue, ISDN 2, ISDN 30, LLU SMPF, SLU SMPF, Narrowband Line Share and Classic products.

Openreach have identified 581 specific 'FTTP Priority Exchanges' that will be the first to receive 'Stop Sell' notices, see below.

Openreach have not identified the South Kensington Exchange as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' and the 'Stop Sell' date will be September 2023.

LLU services from TalkTalk are available from this exchange TalkTalk

LLU services from Sky are available from this exchange Sky