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What to Do in Knightsbridge

Published on March 25, 2024 by Howard Head

Bordering Hyde Park to the south and extending from Wellington Square in the East to Imperial College in the West, Knightsbridge is synonymous with history, grandeur, high-end restaurants and expensive boutiques. If you are looking for an area that personifies the best of London you owe it to yourself to spend a day or two exploring Knightsbridge.

5 Things to Do in Knightsbridge

Here are 5 must-see attractions you’ll find only in Knightsbridge, London.

1: Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch is located at the eastern end of Knightsbridge and the western end of Constitution Hill. It was designed by the renowned architect Decimus Burton and completed in 1830. The monumental arch pays tribute to the Duke of Wellington’s victory over the forces of the resurgent Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo. With its neoclassical overtones and topped with an impressive bronze sculpture the monument exudes historical gravitas. 

2: Harrods

Harrods is perhaps the most famous department store on planet Earth providing the ultimate retail shopping experience for people of means. With its 330 departments covering more than 1.1 million square feet Harrod’s is more than a department store. It’s a cultural experience. From the exquisite Edwardian baroque and beaux-arts architecture to the gastronomic delights of perhaps the world’s best Food Hall, once you begin exploring Harrod’s you may never want to go outside again. 

3: Apsley House

Apsley House is a fine example of the extraordinary opulence that was the order of the day for those who occupied the upper tier of the empire. Built in the 18th century it underwent extensive renovations in the early 19th century in preparation to receive the family home of the Duke of Wellington, just back from his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo. If you are looking for a historic residence to visit but do not want to navigate the lines found elsewhere make your way to Apsley House and prepare to be amazed.

4: The charming streets of Knightsbridge

You cannot truly experience the beauty and grandeur of Knightsbridge unless you spend some time strolling its streets and lanes. There are guided tours available but we would suggest you break free of the crowd and explore on your own. Here are just some of the Knightsbridge locales that will take your breath away: 

  • Ennismore Garden Mews – A cobbled mews with colourful low-rise homes made famous in the Alfred Hitchcock film Frenzy.
  • Montpelier Place – One of the quietest, most tranquil locales in all of central London Montpelier Place is just minutes from Hyde Park and Harrods, but you’d never know it.
  • Pont Street – Have your camera ready when you visit Pont Street, which forms part of the southern boundary of Knightsbridge. With its Dutch style gabled houses it’s unique in all of London.
  • Trevor Square – Nestled between Brompton and Knightsbridge Roads Trevor Square features a quiet central garden surrounded by Grade II listed Georgian townhouses.

5: Hyde Park

As it forms the entire northern boundary of Knightsbridge we’d be remiss if we did not include Hyde Park on our list of things to see and experience. Strolling through this, the largest park in the British Capital, you’ll find numerous attractions including:

  • The Rose Garden – Located near Hyde Park Corner at the eastern end of Knightsbridge the Rose Garden in Hyde Park is best experienced in the early/mid summer.
  • The Serpentine Lido – Perhaps one of the most unexpected attractions in London, the Serpentine Lido is a hugely popular man-made beach right in the heart of the British capital.

Honourable Mention: The Albert Memorial

While not technically in Knightsbridge the Albert Memorial is located a hop, skip and a jump to the west just inside Hyde Park, directly across from the Royal Albert Hall. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style and was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband who passed away in 1861. If you have the time and inclination don’t forget to take in the Albert Hall while you’re here.

Where to Stay in Knightsbridge

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