Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge
The district of Knightsbridge is a small area to the south of Hyde Park, sandwiched between Kensington, Belgravia and Mayfair. Along with these, Knightsbridge is one of the most exclusive and expensive districts in London.
The story goes that the name is literal - coming from a fight to the death between two knights that took place on a bridge over the Westbourne river (which now runs underground near the present Albert Gate).
In the past the area was most renowned for its inns and taverns, and it also had a reputation as the haunt of highwaymen. Today, however, the area is best known for its shopping. For this is where you will find, among others, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Beauchamp Place.
If your budget is tight you will probably have to settle for just looking because this is the land of designer labels and extortionate price tags. Nevertheless, if you love shopping, you will love Knightsbridge.
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