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Little Known Facts about Knightsbridge

  • Knightsbridge is home to some of the world's richest and notable people, including: Roman Abramovich, Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson.

  • In 1898, Harrods installed the world's first moving staircase (escalator).

  • Before the transport systems were introduced in the 19th Century, Knightsbridge was renowned as a haunt for highwaymen, robbers and cut-throats, who targeted travellers on the western route out of London.

  • In February 2007, the world's most expensive apartment at One Hyde Park, sold off plan for £100.00million. It was bought by a Qatari Prince.

  • Some massive bands have performed in Hyde Park over the years. These include Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Queen and Blur.

  • Pizza On The Park is actually part of Hyde Park Corner station that closed after works took place to change from lifts to escalators.

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