Somewhat surprisingly this small hamlet outside the City of London was once considered an unsavoury destination and was popular with rogues and highwaymen.
Knightsbridge today is a truly international destination and is one of the most exclusive districts in the world. It has an unrivalled variety of the most desirable housing stock, from bijou pied-a-terre apartments in the exclusive red-bricked mansions around Harrods to the elegant townhouses in the distinguished squares the likes of Montpelier and Ovington before reaching the stratospheric heights of super-prime: the penthouses in the Candy brothers’ One Hyde Park development being a perfect example.
Knightsbridge has numerous distinguishing landmarks from the Royal Albert Hall to the infamous Harrods department store, the stately Brompton Oratory and the perhaps one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the capital, Sloane Street, which connects Knightsbridge to Sloane Square.
An exclusive district in the West of London, on its doorstep is the beautiful Hyde Park, with its famous Speakers’ Corner and gorgeous, recreational Serpentine Lake. The Serpentine Gallery is world renowned and features it’s annual pavilion installation by infamous architects in its grounds. Other local features include world famous hotels such as The Mandarin Oriental, The Carlton Towers and The Berkeley and national institutions such as The Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.