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Knightsbridge falls within the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Knightsbridge is also a road which runs along the south side of Hyde Park, west from Hyde Park Corner, up to Brompton Road. The district comprises the areas immediately surrounding Knightsbridge (the road) on the north, Sloane Street to its junction with Pont Street, and Brompton Road to its junction with Beauchamp Place.


During the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge related to the abbey of Westminster. The area was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river. It is also known that the citizens of London met Matilda of England at the Knight’s Bridge in 1141. Much of the area is still owned by Earl Cadogan through the Cadogan Estate, in particular in and around Cadogan Square.


Knightsbridge is known for some of London’s most super-prime destinations to live in Central London. It offers a vast variety of property and architecture. There are beautiful garden squares particularly in and around the Cadogan Estate, including: Lennox Gardens and Cadogan Square, where one can buy outstanding garden facing apartments. Beautiful town houses and converted apartments can be found on The Trevor Estate for example in Trevor Square. Montpelier Square and Ovington Square are also worth exploring. Knightsbridge is also home to super-prime world known apartment buildings such as One Hyde Park and The Knightsbridge Apartments offering an exceptionally high standard of living through interconnected hotel facilities. The Kingston House Estate sits between Prince’s Gate and Ennismore Street. Today it consists of two large apartment blocks: Kingston House North (facing Hyde Park) and Kingston House South. Also worth noting is Art Deco mansion building Knightsbridge Court (pictured) on Sloane Street offering large lateral apartment living. Property in Knightsbridge commands some of the highest prices in the world.


As well as luxurious property, Knightsbridge probably also has the highest concentration of luxury shops and restaurants in London. The world’s most famous department store Harrods is situated on Brompton Road and world leading fashion designers can be found along Sloane Street. Beauchamp Place and Walton Street are also home to a variety of boutique shops. Some of the best restaurants in London can be found in Knightsbridge and include: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at The Mandarin Oriental and Japanese restaurant Zuma on Raphael street. The district borders the green spaces of Hyde Park, where one can go riding or walk to the Serpentine and boating lake. Knightsbridge is hugely popular with Middle Eastern royalty, flocking over with their supercars in tow during the summer months. Kensington and Chelsea has now pushed through a ban on revving and rapid acceleration in the borough due to all the noise complaints from local residents.


There are many excellent schools in the area such as Hill House, More House School, Knightsbridge School and Sussex House.