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Knightsbridge: the heart of London

Knightsbridge: the heart of London

Known as the heart of London, Knightsbridge is an exclusive area situated between the borough of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, just South of Hyde Park. This area is considered one of the international centers of London, well known for its wealth, cultural buildings, and shops. Discover the area of the famous Harrods! Knightsbridge is situated on Brompton Road, close to Knightsbridge tube station on the Piccadilly line.

Knightsbridge, between luxury and history

 

Knightsbridge (zip code SW1X, SW3 and SW7) is the heaven of all the fashionistas in London. With Harrods and Harvey Nichols, proudly standing at 87-135 Brompton Road and 109-125 Knightsbridge respectively, you can find every designer you want to give you a direct access to the world of fashion and style. Here you can buy a pair of Jimmy Choos on Brompton Road or go to Louboutin and then let fashion guide you to Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Chloé, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, and many more.

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As a very lively and attractive neighborhood, Knightsbridge has many restaurants and pubs, with something for all tastes. If you like Asian cuisine, we recommended to you MU restaurant in the lounge of the Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel. The flavor of its Asian-influenced spicy tapas will please you. And if you are looking for a more traditional French cuisine, go to the Racine, the finest French restaurant in the area.
Maybe hunger will overtake you during your shopping, and for that you should try the various menus of the Fifth Floor Restaurant, located just inside the Harvey Nichols building.

Of course one of the main attractions in Knightsbridge is the Victoria and Albert Museum (locally known as the V&A), which is the world’s largest museum for decorative arts and design. You can come and see one of the 145 galleries of the museum – and all of that for free – or just have a walk in the lovely parks around it.

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Speaking about parks, you will find in Knightsbridge the biggest public park in London (and probably the most beautiful), Hyde Park.

Géraldine Amsellem, founder of the property finder and relocation agency GAAM International, also adds that as an international area of London, “Knightsbridge has independent schools such as the prestigious international junior school of Hill House [founded in 1951], attended by Prince Harry“.

 

 

 

A property area with very high standards

 

The district of Knightsbridge is an extraordinary concentration of the most expensive properties and the wealthiest people in all the UK. Fourteen of the two hundred most expensive streets in Great Britain are in Knightsbridge. For instance, Grosvenor Crescent has a buying value of £20,400,000 while Montrose Place and Chester Square, Carlton Gardens and Cowley Street vary between £7,000,000 and £9,700,000.

In 2006, a four bedroomed apartment was sold for over £25,000,000 and one year later, the world’s most expensive apartment was sold at One Hyde Park for £100,000,000 to a Qatari prince.

You can also found many mews in Knightsbridge. For instance, the lovely street of Ennismore Mews as a lot to offer. You can buy a beautiful house in a very quiet area near to the park and close to Harrods. These charming mews are very sought after for their location.

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Knightsbridge is a part of a Conservation Area, which means that it is very difficult to find development land. The developments here reach submits with a price per square foot of £4,000 (equivalent to £43,000 per square meter).

You can find refurbished houses and flats in Knightsbridge but they are difficult to obtain as a result of the high demand for this kind of goods. The most exclusive properties may also have huge basements that has been converted by owners to swimming pool or cinema room.

The area has a deep link with English aristocracy, which is still visible today. For instance, one of the principal landowners in Knightsbridge is the Duke of Westminster. And you can still see this aristocratic history in the architecture of the buildings. In particular you will see two different architectural styles: red-brick Queen Anne Revival style buildings and white stucco-fronted houses. The difference between the two colors gives the area a particular look.

In relation to the property market in Knightsbridge, the price for a detached house will be around £4,600,000 and over £4,300,000 for semi-detached or terraced property. For flats, you have to expect to pay around £1,100,000.

Rents vary between £14,000pcm for a 4 bedroom house and £5,000pcm for a two bedroom flat.

Do you want to move in the Knightsbridge area? Contact us on +44 207 602 9926 or by email contact@gaaminternational.com. Our team of property finder agents and London real estate professionals will be pleased to help you in your property search in Knightsbridge or in the other areas of Central London.

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