London area of Knightsbridge guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Knightsbridge neighbourhood

Harrods, the most recognised shop in the world famed for its annual Christmas lights and window displays, is at the centre of Knightsbridge, an area that is becoming the best place in London to max out your credit card. Bond Street was the traditional location for designers to have their flagship stores, but an increasing number, including legendary shoe designers Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, are moving to Knightsbridge. The trio of department stores (sophisticated Harvey Nichols, huge Harrods, and lovable Peter Jones) continue to dominate the area and bring in tourists, who can take their pick from a selection of luxurious hotels. To the north, Hyde Park and the Serpentine lake provide attractive open spaces away from the bustle, and the south of Knightsbridge is also an attractive place for a stroll, with the grand fashion boutiques replaced by neat terraces, gardens and antique shops. On the ground floor and basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel can be found the first London restaurants of celebrated chefs Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud.

See our recommended nearby Knightsbridge Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Knightsbridge Hotels

in or near Knightsbridge
Beaufort House Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
45 Beaufort Gardens, SW3
Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Beaufort House is a small, five-star property containing 21 individually designed apartments. Awarded a Gold Award from Visit England in ... More
 
 
 
The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
22-24 Basil Street, SW3
Occupying the perfect location in Knightsbridge - just a few yards from Harrods and Sloane Street - The Levin Hotel is the younger, more contemporary sister ... More
 
 
 
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
17 Sloane Street, SW1X
Sloane Street is chock-a-block with designer shops, so for anyone in town for some retail therapy, this hotel is a winner. It's also home to modern ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Events

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Harrods Christmas Grotto
London > Events > Kids Events
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
A long-standing tradition at the luxury Knightsbridge store, the Santa's Grotto at Harrods gives young children a magical experience. Little ones can meet Father Christmas at ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Entertainment

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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, London SW1W
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Knightsbridge
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Harrods
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
England's most famous department store. Owned by eponymous Egyptian entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Fayed, Britain's most iconic shop features on many tourists’ “must-see” lists - and with good reason. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Knightsbridge
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Harrods Hair and Beauty
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
This is the largest hair and beauty salon in Europe - it employs over 40 beauty therapists alone. Unsurprisingly they combine to offer a blinding array ... More
 
 
 
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Harrods
London > Shopping > Department Stores
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Britain's most famous store and possibly the most famous store in the world, Harrods features on many tourist 'must-see' lists - and with good reason. Its ... More
 
 
 
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Rigby & Peller
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
2 Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Lesser mortals may purchase their underwear at Marks & Spencer, but the Queen goes to Rigby & Peller. This establishment understands the finer points of corsetry, ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Knightsbridge London?
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Laduree at Harrods
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. ... More
 
 
 
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San Lorenzo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
22 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Italian cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
6 Beauchamp Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Knightsbridge.
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Nightlife

Knightsbridge clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
Le Metro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
28 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3
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Knightsbridge Leisure

Knightsbridge gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
The vitality plunge pool, amethyst crystal steam room and zen colour therapy relaxation area are all part of the experience at The Spa at the Mandarin ... More
 
 
 
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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Education

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Kensington and Chelsea College
London > Education > English Language Courses
Marlborough Centre, Sloane Avenue, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Under £200pw. Less than 20 per class.... More
 
 
 

Knightsbridge Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Knightsbridge.
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Lanesborough a St. Regis Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
Capturing the style of an exquisite early 19th-century residence, this esteemed establishment is wonderfully elegant and upmarket. Offering an exclusive personalised service, every guest is ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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