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Home to two of London's most famous department stores, chic eateries and more than its fair share of high-end luxury labels, glamorous Knightsbridge is a luxury shopper's paradise
Knightsbridge occupies an enviable part of London, and counts beautiful Hyde Park, exclusive Belgravia and swanky Kensington amongst its neighbours. The area’s affluent reputation attracts a fashionable crowd. Residents range from members of London’s most distinguished families to pop stars, oil barons and media moguls. Many visitors, too, belong to the global jet set. At the center of it all is Brompton Road - Knightsbridge’s main thoroughfare and home of the ultra luxury department store Harrods. While most tourists never get off the beaten track, locals and savvy shoppers know that there’s more to Knightsbridge than Brompton Road. Head to Beauchamp Place for a fabulous assortment of luxury boutiques, including British evening wear label Suzanne Neville and bespoke tailor Edward Sexton. Also worth a visit are the lavish shops on Walton Street and independent boutiques at Brompton Cross.
This iconic luxury department store in the heart of Knightsbridge simply must be seen in person to be appreciated. Occupying nearly one million square feet of retail space across 330 departments, Harrods is a one-stop shopping destination for luxury goods ranging from designer fashion and accessories to vintage Champagnes. To describe the department store’s interiors as opulent would be an understatement. During your visit, be sure not to miss its magnificent Egyptian Room and sumptuous Food Hall.
No shopping overview of Knightsbridge would be complete without mentioning Harvey Nichols. Another historic London department store, the focus of Harvey Nichols is squarely on fashion. It offers a mix of high-end and designer brands, but is not quite as extravagant as nearby Harrods. The food hall and restaurant on the upper level is an excellent spot for a shopping break and chance to peruse an excellent selection of gourmet foods.
Treat yourself to a break from shopping at The Tea Room, one of several eateries inside Harrods department store. Casual, yet elegant, The Tea Room serves an all-day breakfast menu that includes English crumpets, teacakes, Welsh rarebit and the classic English breakfast.
The beautiful boutique shops of Belgravia are an easy stroll from Knightsbridge. Belgravia, particularly Elizabeth Street, holds a treasure trove of unique fashion and home décor showrooms and emporiums.
This spacious royal park borders Knightsbridge to the north. Complete with a marvelous boating lake, luxurious lawns, colorful gardens and trendy eateries, there are few better places to be on a sunny day in London than Hyde Park.
Victoria and Albert Museum
This stunning museum dedicated to art and design sits on the border between Kensington and Knightsbridge. Built in the Victorian era, the V&A Museum, as it’s locally known, houses priceless collections of art and fashion spanning a number of centuries and civilisations. The museum’s fabulous shop is well worth a visit, and its beautiful interior courtyard is not to be missed.
There are several different ways for our guests to reach Knightsbridge. If you’re staying in Kensington, it’s possible to walk to Knightsbridge or take either the No.9 or No.452 bus. Guests staying in neighbouring Belgravia can also easily reach Knightsbridge on foot. Alternatively, take the tube to Knightsbridge or Hyde Park Corner Station, both of which are on the Piccadilly Line.