Places to see in London Knightsbridge
Attractions in Knightsbridge
We know why you’re going to visit Knightsbridge, and we don’t blame you. Yes, it is home to London’s most famous shop (Harrods, in case you were wondering) as well as a host of other shops, but there’s more to Knightsbridge than parting with your cash! You’re on the doorsteps of some of the wealthiest people in the world, and in the centre of some of the biggest companies.
Recommended Attraction in Knightsbridge
Well obviously you must look around Harrods, even if your wallet is barren. There’s endless fun to be had in this cavernous edifice of commerce, most notably the toy department, the food court and the music department if you’re musical. It’s also a good idea to wait until Christmas to get yourself down there for the most festive treat this side of Lapland – decorations on a Hollywood scale will have you blinking in dazzled amazement, and there’s also London’s most famous Santa’s Grotto…
Alternative Things To Do in Knightsbridge
The main sticking-point that most people have with Knightsbridge is the price-tag. There’s masses to do if your salary involves an outlandish series of zeroes, however for Joe Bloggs, things such as eating out can be a bit steep. That’s not to say impossible, though, as there’s a fair amount of reasonably priced Middle Eastern cuisine about, and Hyde Park is less than a stone’s throw away.
Knightsbridge Attractions List
Knightsbridge is a pilgrimage for some, and well worth strolling around in your best clothes to make everyone think you’re a millionaire. If you want to splash out on the shopping-spree of a lifetime, then use our Knightsbridge booking service to grab a hotel bargain that will leave you with plenty of cash, and check out our itinerary of recommended attractions below.
Here is historic Hyde Park. At over 350 acres, it is one of the largest open spaces in London. With over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, horse rides and more, it is easy to forget you are in the middle of London. Entry is free for everyone.
Address: Park Lane, London W2 2UH
Phone: 0300 061 2000
Here is Apsley House, home to the first Duke of Wellington who died in 1852. Wellington's descendants still live at Apsley House, but some rooms have been restored and are available to view as part of the Wellington Museum.
Address: 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT
Phone: 020 7499 5676
Here is Wellington Arch, originally commissioned by George IV as a grand entrance to Buckingham Palace. You’ll find one of the largest bronze sculptures in Europe on top of the arch, as well as a lift that will take you to the balconies for stunning views across London, and an exhibition that tracks this archway’s amazing history.
Address: Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7JZ
Phone: 020 7930 2726
Here is the Queen’s Gallery where you will find fascinating items from the Royal Collection, housed in a former private chapel.
Address: Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
Phone: 020 7766 7301
To visit the official London residence of the Queen, you should come here, to Buckingham Palace. There are over 775 rooms here, some of which are open to the public during the summer months, so make sure you book tickets and see this amazing palace for yourself!
Address: London SW1A 1AA
Phone: 020 7930 4832
This is beautiful Belgrave Square in the heart of neighbouring Belgravia. It’s one of the grandest nineteenth century squares in London and one that you should take time to explore!
Address: Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB
For even more exclusive shopping you should try out Sloane Street where you will find chic boutiques and glamorous designer shops such as Prada and Armani. Whether you’re splashing the cash or simply window shopping you should definitely spend some time here.
Address: Sloane Street, London SW1X 9QX
Cadogan Hall is a 900-seat concert hall on Sloane Square. The resident music ensemble is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and tickets are very reasonably priced, often as little as £5.00.
Address: 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Phone: 020 7730 4500
You’re now at 4.5 acre department store Harrods. It has over one million square feet of selling space. Some things are pricey but the store's motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique - All Things For All People, Everywhere. It is owned by Mohammed Al Fayed and is the joint largest department store in the world, along with Macy's in New York.
Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Phone: 020 7730 1234
This is Harvey Nichols. The extent of fashion and fashion accessories has to be seen to be believed, while the top floor has been redeveloped to create a restaurant, bar, café, wine shop and food market. These are attractions in themselves. It is known for stocking the most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty goods and home products.
Address: 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
Phone: 020 7201 8641
Don’t forget to stop at the Royal Albert Hall on Kensington Road - one of the UK's most distinctive and treasured buildings. The world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre play here and concerts are breathtaking and, crucially, affordable.
Address: Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Phone: 020 7589 8212
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a collection of over 4.5million objects. It spans over 5000 years of art. You get free entry here!
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Phone: 020 7942 2000
The Natural History Museum plots a fascinating exploration of the history of the earth, with plenty of lifesize dinosaurs to keep you on your toes. Again, entry is free.
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Phone: 020 7942 5000
The Science Museum is on Exhibition Road and is another major tourist attraction. There are some amazing exhibitions, including experiments that you can take part in. A fun way to discover all we know about the world we live in and our progress through time. Yet again, entry is free.
Address: Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD
Phone: 0870 870 4868
This is the stunning 260 acres of Kensington Gardens which houses famous attractions like the Serpentine Art Gallery, the Peter Pan Statue, the huge Albert Memorial and even stunning Italian Gardens. If you’re feeling adventurous you could start the Diana Memorial Walk that leads you through 7 miles of beautiful green spaces including Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park.
Address: London W2 2UH
Phone: 0300 061 2000
Fancy exploring a Royal palace? Then head to Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and previous home of Princess Diana. You can take an amazing tour of the State Apartments here, as well as view the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.
Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
Phone: 0844 482 7777