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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Knightsbridge Hotels

in or near Knightsbridge
Athenaeum Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
116 Piccadilly, W1J
Situated opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, and just down the road from national museums and galleries, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is an independent, award-winning ... More
41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More

Knightsbridge Entertainment

in or near Knightsbridge
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
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
St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed building. ... More
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
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses ... More

Knightsbridge Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Knightsbridge
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Harrods
London > Shopping > Specialists
Harrods South West Entrance, 34 Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
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
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?
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
San Lorenzo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
22 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Italian cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
9 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Patara has recently opened a sister branch, but the original in this quiet corner of Knightsbridge has a slight edge - it's very good indeed. The ... More

Knightsbridge Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Knightsbridge.
The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Bar ... More
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
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.
Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
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
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

Knightsbridge Leisure

Knightsbridge gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
Cadogan Place Gardens North and South
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
A private space a short walk from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, Cadogan Place Gardens is a long rectangular site with Pont Street dividing a smaller north ... More
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 ... More

Knightsbridge Education

in or near Knightsbridge
The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London W2
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More

Knightsbridge Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Knightsbridge.
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
The Lanesborough London
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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