Lively London life in a stylish setting
Located in the heart of London, Knightsbridge offers an eclectic lifestyle for locals and tourists, as well as the finest dining, shopping and hospitality. Deriving from its Old English title “Knyghtesbrugg” (1364), this district has acquired its name from the original bridge that crossed the famous River Westbourne. It is now recognised as an exclusive residential and retail area, that attracts visitors and the elite from all over the world.
Knightsbridge’s central location makes accessing other popular areas of London both simple and quick, however, you’ll find everything you need (plus more) in this district alone. Home to top class shopping, world-famous museums and a vibrant food and drink scene, there’s plenty to explore and experience all year round.
Originally, Knightsbridge was a hamlet which extended into the parishes of Kensington and Chelsea. The district obtained its name after a legend of two knights fought to death on a nearby bridge over the River Westbourne- which is now a famous underground river. The earliest reference of Knightsbridge as a town was in 1361, when it developed under the possession of the Abbey of Westminster. Surprisingly, during the 17th and 18th century this area harboured a rather unsavoury reputation; in fact, it was so cut off from London that at the time it was described as “living on a rock in the middle of the ocean”. By the late 19th century, Knightsbridge development truly began to take off and it started to become known as the exclusive district that it is today.