Knightsbridge is one of the most renowned parts of London and offers some of the most exclusive serviced accommodation in our amazing capital city. It has captured the imagination, as well as the spending power, of some of the wealthiest and stylish global travellers who visit and reside in London. Wherever you glance, you can contemplate the finery of the beau monde and all it offers in an abundance of style and elegance.
Knightsbridge is one of the most exclusive retail districts and soughtafter residential parts of central London; alongside the West End, it is rightly judged to be one of the premier retail areas – truly international in flavour and style. There is a plethora of shops and restaurants to tempt both the sensibilities and palettes of the discerning visitor.
The jewel in Knightsbridge’s crown must be ‘Harrods’ – famed throughout the world for offering the most memorable, enticing and beguiling of shopping experiences – the go to destination for exclusive collections and excellent customer service. This retail flagship – the world’s most famous department store – has become part of the nation’s fabric for over 150 years. It is also considered one of the ‘must see’ tourist attractions in London.
Ranging over seven floors, Harrods boasts some 300+ departments dedicated to offering the finest in food, designer fashion, luxury gifts, accessories, homeware and technology. Amazingly, the store employs some 12,000+ staff!
Superbrands, the new luxury womenswear department, offers 17 boutiques dedicated to top international brands, including Valentino, Prada and Dior, while Salon du Parfums houses a collection of superb fragrances exclusive to Harrods.
Shoppers can choose to dine in one of the store’s 27 restaurants, including a pizzeria, steakhouse, oyster bar and new Chinese restaurant, Chai Wu. The Georgian is an elegant venue for afternoon tea, while the Harrods Food Halls have a wide selection of tea, chocolate and fresh produce.
The store also offers an impressive range of exclusive customer services, including the Gift Concierge, Tax Rewards, Urban Retreat spa and By Appointment Personal Shopping. Payment options include Euros, US dollars and China Union Pay cards.
By way of a complete contrast in mood and tone, the cool chic of Harvey Nichols has not just put the ‘s’ in style but carefully refined all the other letters too. The result is three floors of designer wear presenting famous brands with a distinctive and characteristic flourish. There is a lavish beauty department topped only – and quite literally – on the fifth floor by a varied choice of all day dining options. The cafe and terrace bar reward the senses; not just presenting a most distinctive skyline view, but with a varied choose of all day dining options.
If this were not enough, Knightsbridge’s ambit of culinary choice encompasses the finest in modern cuisine with Yo Sushi, Kuro Buta, Burger & Lobster and Polpo. One of the benefits of serviced accommodation in this lovely area is the lovely range of restaurants nearby – just wander out of your apartment residence and you will find a treasure trove of eateries on your doorstep.
Tucked away in the lanes of London’s luxurious Knightsbridge, Osteria Romana brings the simple elegance and humble dishes of the Eternal City to London, celebrating Roman produce, culinary history and passion. All of Osteria Romana’s produce: vegetables, meat, fish are delivered weekly – directly from the markets of Rome and this ensures authenticity. Keeping true to traditions, the menu features a selection of seasonal antipasti, primi and secondi dishes. The lovely Osteria Romana offer you the chance to explore the dishes of Lazio with a menu inspired by the cuisine of yesteryear. Dishes cooked for over 60 years that simply represent the Roman palate, food, identity and pure romance of Italy “
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
This is a superb British, vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with historic gastronomy, Dinner is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. First conceived in the late 1990s, the idea for Dinner derived from Heston’s fascination with the savoury ice creams of the late 1800s, the theatre of the Tudor dining experience and the dishes featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Currently closed but due to re-open soon.
Included in The Times 100 Best UK Restaurants 2018. Great endorsement for an excellent restaurant.
Located in the Bulgari Hotel, one of Knightsbridge’s finest, the superb Rivea incorporates the classic flavours and vivid colours of the Riviera, with a focus on simple creations and the best ingredients, particularly vegetables. Alongside a myriad of local produce, specialist products including cured meats and olive oil from Italy enhance the experience.
Situated just a short walk from Harrods, the shops and boutiques of Knightsbridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum, Patara Beauchamp Place is a small, charming Thai Restaurant in Knightsbridge. Brilliant contemporary Thai cuisine. Highly recommended!
Other renowned eateries in the Knightsbridge and Belgravia areas include Bar Boulud, the Dominique Ansel Bakery and Uni (a unique basement dining room),
The Sake Bar and Lounge is located within Zuma in Knightsbridge and serves an amazing 40 different varieties of sake and an impressive list of tasty cocktails to match. The drinks are made with a blend of fresh fruit juice, Japanese spirits and sake, all designed to get your taste buds tingling. The simple but elegant decor creates a relaxing ambience for guests.
Bulgari Hotel Bar
Cool, sophisticated bar at the Bulgari Hotel in London. The sumptuous interior has mirrored surfaces, an arctic cold-like stainless steal bar and charcoal coloured seating areas.
The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant
A long-established, suave restaurant in Knightsbridge that’s been serving up traditional authentic British cuisine for over 50 years. The Rib Room displays a combination of green seating areas with dark chocolate wooden tables that create an air of authenticity and a quirky Mad Men type vibe.
The Blue Bar
At the renowned Berkeley Hotel, Blue Bar is a divine spot just a short stroll from the heart of Knightsbridge. A premium hang-out for many celebrity faces, the decor makes for a decidedly grand environment where bespoke bottles of champagne, slickly dressed bartenders and an extensive whisky selection reign supreme.
On the fifth floor of the signature department store in Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, The Fifth Floor Bar adopts a contrasting stance of subtle lime greens and fuchsia pastels for its decor. Inspired by the iconic anemone designs of Emile Galle (1902), this unique champagne bar has a flowery ambience. From the decor to the menu the theme is fresh and experimental.
Knightsbridge Designer Salons
A visit to Knightsbridge simply has to include Sloane Street. Here exclusivity, elegance and expense have plainly taken up residence – the finest design can be found at Chanel, Gucci, Christian Dior, Armani, Prada, Nicole Fahri and Katherine Hamnett. Knightsbridge is now becoming a magnet for ‘celebrity’ designers including Jimmy Choo – offering the finest examples of contemporary British high fashion specialising in shoes, handbags, accessories and fragrances.
The most alluring and recherché of specialist lingerie is there for the connoisseur of artful and stylish finesse at Rigby & Peller and La Perla. On a larger scale, Harvey Nichols, Peter Jones and Harrods stand resplendent in their corners of Knightsbridge the behemoths of our age of consumer choice and personal expression.
The gourmet creations of more celebrity talent can be enjoyed on the ground floor and basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel: here are the first London restaurants of the renowned chefs, Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud. Knightsbridge is all about bright lights and a type of glamour that merely hints at unfettered largesse. It is cosmopolitan with a true sense of itself and its unique place in the firmament of this illustrious capital city.
What’s On In London’s Knightsbridge
The Serpentine Galleries – just a short stroll across Hyde Park – comprises two galleries offering a range of events and art exhibitions throughout the year set in London’s beautiful Hyde park. A lovely place to meander close to nature in all seasons of the year.
In the heart of Chelsea, where Sloane Street intersects with the Kings Road, and surrounded by cultural institution, the Royal Court Theatre, international designers and flagship department store, Peter Jones, Sloane Square is a must see for visitors to London.
Visitors can enjoy a fantastic selection of quality stores, from Club Monaco to Hugo Boss, and boutiques as well as popular dining destinations such as Colbert and The Botanist. The Square is home to the prestigious five star Sloane Square Hotel, overlooking the hustle and bustle of Chelsea, and Cadogan Hall.
Sloane Square was originally part of a sweeping vision that mapped out modern Chelsea in 1777, and includes a central island with its Venus Fountain, a monument to lovers presented by the Royal Academy of Arts. Sloane Square remains the central part of Chelsea.
Bars in Knightsbridge and nearby Belgravia
The Mandarin Bar, the Blue Bar at The Berkeley, the Garden Room at The Lanesborough, the 190 (with it’s library-like atmosphere), the Star Tavern Belgravia, the Nags Head, the popular Antelope and The Thomas Cubitt offer some of the best ambiances to enjoy whilst imbibing in the area.
Within a “croissant’s throw” of Harrods, we offer a select, hand-picked portfolio of serviced apartments. At The Capital Hotel, we offer a stunning 3 bedroom penthouse with terrace, as well as a 2 bedroom apartment and a range of studios and one bedroom apartments. Just call us on +44 208 421 5411 – we negotiate the best rates for all our guests and will be happy to do so for you!
Another favourite in our portfolio, offering an excellent range of family accommodation is the highly recommended Cheval Residences – just across the road from Harrods, these quality apartments are fabulous for keen shoppers spending a vacation in the capital.
Our Knightsbridge apartments offer the very best in 5* guest services – a must for our discerning clientele.
Close to Sloane Square, we offer a number of superb apartment residences for your leisure and pleasure. The superb, Cheval Phoenix House is just a stone’s throw from the Square and offers quality accommodation for visitors to the capital wishing to take advantage of the amazing shopping and designer stores in Sloane Square and along the Kings Road.
The main London Museums
And Knightsbridge is fabulous for museums, particularly the magnificent Victoria & Albert Musem, Natural History and Science Museum. You can enjoy browsing the free collections or plan ahead (usually advisable) and get a ticket to visit one of the specialist exhibitions on display. The three museums are all conveniently located close to each other on one of London’s major thoroughfares.
Exhibitions to be looked out for in 2019 include Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Bedrooms Of London, Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, Museum of Brands, AI: More Than Human, Food: Bigger Than The Plate, Manga, Secret Rivers and Mars.
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