Knightsbridge area overview
Knightsbridge is one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, best known for its world-class shopping thanks to the presence of iconic Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Yet the area is a lot more than simply a Shopper’s Paradise. It is an exceptional place to live, with lots of green, open spaces, historic buildings and squares and a superlative range of entertainment options, including some of the world’s best-loved museums and galleries.
Much of the property in Knightsbridge comprises grandiose Victorian terraces and converted apartments. The area is very well preserved as a whole and contains no less than 275 listed buildings. Yet it is a place where old meets new. In recent years, some prime apartment blocks have emerged, such as One Hyde Park, The Knightsbridge and 10 Lancelot Place, which offer a whole new level of luxury living.
Knightsbridge is attractive to many because of its open spaces and parks. Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Chelsea Embankment Gardens all fall under the Knightsbridge SW1 postcode.
Sloane Street, Beauchamp Place, Walton Street and Brompton Cross are filled with designer retail outlets and boutiques. At every turn, there is a dazzling choice of fine dining establishments with every worldly cuisine on offer, elegant bars and private members’ clubs. The atmosphere here is undoubtedly sophisticated.
Some of London's best museums can be found in Knightsbridge, including the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). There is also a major cultural centre in the shape of the Royal Albert Hall.