About this office
The dynamic and experienced team at our Knightsbridge office have a passion for property and delivering outstanding customer service. We can assist with sales and lettings in Knightsbridge itself and many of the surrounding areas, including Brompton Cross, South Kensington, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Pall Mall, St James’s Park, Piccadilly, the West End and the Grosvenor Estate.
Why move to Knightsbridge?
Knightsbridge is synonymous with exclusivity and luxury, making it one of the most desirable residential areas in not just the capital, but the world. Affluent families and international investors alike are drawn here by the premium property stock, with grand period properties sitting alongside lavish new build apartments. The exceptional schooling opportunities, endless amenities and proximity to the glorious greenery of Hyde Park seal the deal.
A little bit of history
Until the 19th century, Knightsbridge was no more than a small, poorly connected town associated with criminals and highwaymen. Its growth began in 1790 with the Knightsbridge Paving Act which improved the quality of the roads and development continued into the 19th century, with the opening of department stores Harvey Nichols and Harrods cementing Knightsbridge as the fashionable shopping destination we know today.
Architecture and property
The architectural landscape may encompass a wide range of styles and sizes, but it all comes at a premium with some of the world’s most expensive properties located in Knightsbridge. People looking to take up residence in the area can choose between elegant period properties in the form of Victorian houses, mansion blocks, mews houses and Georgian terraces or the sprawling penthouses of elite new build developments like One Hyde Park. Knightsbridge is home to some of the most magnificent and famous buildings in the world, including the Royal Albert Hall concert venue and the Victoria & Albert design museum.
Shopping and amenities
Knightsbridge is an exclusive shopping district most famous for iconic department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, as well as the flagship designer stores of Sloane Street and Sloane Square which include such luxury brands as Dior, Prada and Balenciaga. In addition to these high-end retailers, residents also benefit from local branches of major supermarkets and a post office for daily needs, as well as an abundance of fitness clubs and medical practitioners.
As you would expect from such a cosmopolitan hub, there is a diverse array of world cuisine on offer in Knightsbridge from flavours of Asia at Patara Thai and Zuma to Middle Eastern opulence at Mamounia Lounge and rustic Italian food in an intimate setting at Osteria Romana. Fine dining is represented by Céleste which holds a Michelin star for its contemporary European-inspired dishes and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental hotel which boasts two. Residents can enjoy a tipple at one of many fantastic hotel bars.
Families young and old will enjoy a trip to the spectacular Natural History and Science Museums or a concert at the cultural institution of the Royal Albert Hall.
Knightsbridge sits immediately to the south of Hyde Park, one of eight Royal Parks in the capital comprising 350 acres of stunning lawns, ornamental gardens, tree-lined avenues and the tranquil waters of The Serpentine, where visitors can cross the bridge into Kensington Gardens, another Royal Park. There are many lovely riverside parks in neighbouring Chelsea and to the east Buckingham Palace nestles between Green Park and St James’s Park.
As you would expect from such an elite area, the schooling options are first rate with many highly regarded private schools, including Kensington Park School, Prince’s Garden Preparatory, Godolphin and Latymer School for girls and the international Hill House School which caters for families from across the globe. State schools include The Westminster, Marlborough Primary, Holy Trinity CofE and St Barnabas Primary.
Knightsbridge is situated in Zone 1 and is very well-served in terms of public transport, with no shortage of black cabs and bus routes in the area. There are also three Piccadilly Line tube stations locally, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner and South Kensington, also on the Circle and District Lines, which offer fast frequent trains to tourist hubs Leicester Square and Covent Garden.