Who would have thought that a small hamlet dating back to the 12th Century would one day become a global destination, synonymous with wealth, status and luxury? Nowhere beats Knightsbridge when it comes to having the best of everything.
Knightsbridge enjoys a unique combination of the finest hotels, restaurants and coffee shops together with an unrivalled choice of independent boutiques and renowned luxury department stores; not to mention some of the highest price and most sought after real estate in the world.
Here are some of our clients’ firm Knightsbridge favourites.
Where else can boast that residents have the world’s most famous retailer, Harrods as their local grocery store? With an entire private shopping floor and access to personal stylists, those with the budget can quite literally design their lives in one place. From food to fashion, literature to interior design, Harrods really does have it all.
Coming a close second is the newly refurbished Harvey Nichols, famous for its imaginative window designs, great fashion buyers and a food hall that has an mouth-watering array of delicious treats as well as a selection of new eateries, including Burger and Lobster, YO! Sushi and Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen.
The Mandarin Oriental
Overlooking Hyde Park, the Mandarin offers beautifully designed rooms and faultless service, together with fine dining at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. For those who wish to have a less formal dining experience there is also the option of Bar Boulud serving French bistro style food within a buzzy atmosphere. In addition, the hotel has one of London’s best loved spas, and of course traditional afternoon tea is served daily.
Whilst Knightsbridge residents may not need to use the rooms at the stunning London Bvlgari Hotel, the restaurant and spa facilities offer an unsurpassable experience in fine dining, massages and beauty treatments all delivered to the highest standards. Opened in 2012 to critical acclaim, the Bvlgari London really does live up to its iconic brand name.
Internationally recognised as a world destination for fashion, London Bvlgari Hotel is home to some of the most iconic fashion houses in the world.
For local residents, being a fashion slouch is not an option! Some of the big hitters lined up on Sloane Street are Prada, Tom Ford, Armani, Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Moncler, Dior, Chanel Dolce & Gabbana and Hermes, who are opening a new flagship store in 2017. For those with a more conservative budget, but nonetheless a flair for fashion, Brompton Road is also home to some major high street brands including H & M and an enormous Zara.
Knightsbridge has an enviable selection of international cuisine to suit all palates.
Some of the best high end restaurants are Zuma, Bar Boulud, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Rivea London.
Institutional favourites include Sal e Pepe, Signor Sassi, Mari Vanna and The Good Earth for hearty Italian, traditional Russian and delicious Chinese dining experiences.
Harrods also has a wide selection of restaurants including The Georgian, La Duree, Rotisserie, Caviar House Seafood Bar, The Steakhouse and Bentleys Sea Grill.
Knightsbridge is very well connected to the rest of London, with two tube stations in the vicinity. You can use Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner. Both are on the Piccadilly Line, meaning you can reach Leicester Square Station in 7 minutes for plenty of shops, shows and eateries. You can also reach the City (Holborn Station) in 9 minutes, or get to trendy, picturesque Notting Hill via Notting Hill Gate Station in 11 minutes.