London is a vibrant, culturally diverse and perpetually evolving city made up of a series of interconnected, but independent, neighborhoods. In all, London is broken up into 32 boroughs that make up what is known as Greater London. Within those 32 boroughs there are roughly 48 neighborhoods as some straddle between two boroughs.
One of the smallest neighborhoods in London, Knightsbridge has a sizable reputation of world-renowned luxury and is known as the home of the super wealthy, the city’s top destination for prestigious fashion designers and a must-visit destination.
Knightsbridge takes its name from a former bridge over the River Westbourne, where youths nicknamed knights congregated – knights bridge. These days, Knightsbridge is one of the main streets leading from Hyde Park Corner to Kensington Road.
With a desirable address in the beloved borough of Westminster Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge evokes the desire for quintessential England with architecture made of red brick, rich history, nature and shopping steps away at the iconic Sloane Street, which is lined with high-end designer stores as well as the legendary department store, Harrods. Enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea and luxurious accommodations at The Park Tower Knightsbridge where you’ll dine in The Knightsbridge Lounge, adorned with trompe l’oeil floral artworks and an 18-foot chandelier. Or enjoy a pint or two of famed British ale at one of the area’s famous pubs, such as The Nag’s Head or the Grenadier.
Beyond the allure of its retail therapy, Knightsbridge also boasts premier hospitality at five-star hotels like The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, a property that has contributed to the fashion district’s long-standing reputation of glamour and style since opening as the city’s first tower hotel in 1961, and continues to draw attention from movie stars, supermodels and musicians.
With London’s reputation as a melting pot for various cuisines from around the world, it’s no surprise that visitors can find something to please every palette in Knightsbridge, from modern vegan dining to decadent Japanese dishes and authentic Italian fare found at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s Al Mare restaurant. The neighborhood boasts an impressive dining scene with endless options and noteworthy Michelin-starred restaurants including Marcus Wareing’s flagship and Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay.
“Knightsbridge is a beacon of historical significance, weaving time-honoured traditions with contemporary flair. Globally celebrated for style and aspirational elegance, Knightsbridge is at the center of fashion, art, design, and hospitality welcoming people from all over the world. We have thrived by evolving our British style of flower design, delivering colour and fragrance throughout the years and remain inspired by the people of Knightsbridge and the legendary landmarks gracing its every corner.” – Larissa Petean, Head Designer at Moyses Stevens
“Knightsbridge is one of the most desirable addresses in Central London and the home to so many iconic and luxurious retail destinations, five-star hotels, exclusive restaurants and beautiful residences. As one of the most famous department stores in the world, the renowned Harrods building in Knightsbridge acts as a shop window to the world of luxury, presenting not only the widest selection of international luxury brands but also the most exclusive offerings from these brands, many of which can only be found in our Knightsbridge store. We see a variety of customers come through our doors every single day, whether these are our local regulars or our visiting international customers. We are fortunate to be located right in the heart of Knightsbridge, and bordering Hyde Park, an area that has so much to offer both local Londoners and visitors.” – Michael Ward, Managing Director at Harrods in Knightsbridge
“Knightsbridge is not just a destination, it’s a symphony of refinement and charm, where the grandeur of historic landmarks meets the allure of high-end boutiques. With its leafy squares, enchanting streets, and legendary attractions like Harrods and the serene Hyde Park, the neighborhood offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking the finest blend of luxury, culture, and style. Nestled at the heart of it all, our team offers guests exclusive access to the highly coveted Cadogan Gardens and strives to provide an experience that reflects the neighborhood’s sophisticated, yet charming surroundings. Even with so much to see in London at large, it’s no surprise that Knightsbridge is a hidden gem for travelers seeking an authentic destination or calming oasis within the city.” – Gianluca Priori, General Manager at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah