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A brief overview of Knightsbridge - Situated in Zone 1 on the border of South Kensington and Belgravia, Knightsbridge is known for its opulent reputation and as one of two international retail centres in London. Infamous for Europe’s largest department store Harrods and since 1831, Harvey Nicholls, Knightsbridge is extremely popular for those who like to live by all things luxury- from the world’s best and most exclusive designer stores to top Michelin star restaurants. Knightsbridge also offers easy access to London’s largest green space Hyde Park and is home to world-renowned hotels like The Mandarin Oriental, Bulgari hotel and The Carlton Tower Jumeirah.
Shopping in Knightsbridge - Harrods, the famous landmark in Knightsbridge has its own postcode, it’s that big. With over 330 departments of luxury & quality goods and services, people from all over the world come to London purely to explore Harrods, proving why residing in Knightsbridge is also hugely sought after by ultra-wealthy individuals and families. The first Harvey Nicholls, a British luxury department store is home to Knightsbridge and first opened its doors officially in 1919. Here you can find the top luxury brands and niche labels, a first stop for the ultimate shopping experience. In 1975, Harvey’s restaurant on the fifth floor which frequently saw Princess Diana dine. Sloane Street, home to flagship global designer stores consisting of Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Cartier to name a few coupled with unparalleled service. Sloane Street, named after Sir Hans Sloane, who built the surrounding land in 1712, could satisfy an entire day’s worth of shopping on this one iconic street alone.
Eating and Drinking in Knightsbridge
Properties in Knightsbridge - Knightsbridge is a high-end residential neighbourhood with meticulous planning in every area. Those who reside here are offered the exclusivity of the area, safety and privacy as well as high luxury bars, eateries and retail. With the top hotels in London based here too, it’s the destination of choice for wealthy tourists to stay and indulge. Pont street, which lies on the old Cadogan estate hosts some of the most exclusive residences in Knightsbridge and can be identified by the large red brick gabled houses known architecturally as pont street dutch. These houses were built in the 1880’s making a handful of properties located here listed, thus owned by the national heritage list. Other iconic addresses situated near Pont Street include Hans place, Lennox Gardens and Lowndes Square.
Schools in Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge School, Morehouse School, Hill House School
History of Knightsbridge - The association of exclusivity and luxury in Knightsbridge only started to develop in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. There are ample stories of how Knightsbridge came to get its name. Many of these have been discredited and it remains somewhat unclear which story holds the truth. Is it because of a large altercation between Knights ending in the Westbourne river or was it the frequent parade of heraldic knights heading towards the holy land on one particular bridge that gives us this name. This gives this London district an element of ambiguity, perhaps this intrigue is what draws people in, well, that and the retail therapy.