Properties for sale in Knightsbridge
PrimeLocation – Knightsbridge, London
The affluent area of Knightsbridge has several legends surrounding its naming, though many believe it was named after a bridge that crossed the river Westbourne, a river that now largely runs underground.
Located in the south-west of London, it falls into two boroughs (City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington). The area sits just to the South of Hyde Park and is home to One Hyde Park, a residential and retail complex housing some of the most expensive apartments in London. Apartments can sell for tens of millions, sometimes above even 50 million!
The streets of Knightsbridge are home to no fewer than 275 listed buildings. Stroll a few minutes off the busy Knightsbridge road (A315) and find leafy residential streets such as Rutland Gate, lined with lavish Victorian Terraces.
The ward of Knightsbridge and Belgravia has a population of just over 10,000. It’s an affluent population, three quarters of whom are of working age, while the largest ethnic group in the area is White British.
The population of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in which Knightsbridge lies, is one of high earners. In fact, 16.6% of residents are amongst the highest earners (classifieds as those with an income of over £60,000). That’s a higher proportion than any other Government district in the UK!
The Knightsbridge School is located in the area. This is a high performing independent school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13.
There are no state schools in Knightsbridge itself, but there are scores of Primary Schools and several secondary schools to be found nearby. The City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have 3 secondary and 3 primary schools rated outstanding by Ofsted, as well as a host of Independent Schools.
Knightsbridge has its own tube station (named ‘Knightsbridge’) which can be found on Sloane Street. The station is on the Piccadilly line. Hyde Park Corner station is also within walking distance of Knightsbridge and is on the same line.
The area is also incredibly well located for national and international rail services. King’s Cross St. Pancras is just 14 minutes from Knightsbridge on the tube and from there you can take the Eurostar onto the continent.
Similarly, you can get to Euston Station within 15 minutes using the underground service, and London Victoria and Paddington Stations are equally accessible.
For the international jetsetters, Heathrow Airport is only 45 minutes away on the Piccadilly line as well.
Amenities and shopping
Residents of Knightsbridge are very much spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping and leisure. The area is home to some incredibly upmarket and exclusive retailers, including the world famous Harrods which can be found on Brompton Road.
You’ll also find Harvey Nichols and a number of perfume shops and boutiques close by. While many of the shopping facilities are to be found on the main Knightsbridge road, Sloane Street, and Brompton Road, a stroll down some of the quieter streets will introduce you to smaller independent shops as well.
Knightsbridge isn’t where you’d head to if you’re bargain hunting, but is rather a hotspot for shoppers seeking upmarket retailers, service and indulgence. There’s no shortage of bars, clubs and restaurants either. You can find Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, Amaya, just a short stroll from Knightsbridge Tube station and dozens of other eateries offering a range of international cuisines.
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