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Knightsbridge Area Focus

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KnightsbridgeWhen an area includes not one, but two of the most famous and high class departmental stores in the world (Harrods and Harvey Nichols), tenants can be sure they’re living somewhere that only deals in the finest of luxuries. Enter Knightsbridge, one of London’s most sought after and high-profile areas. Whether it’s consuming fabulous foods in amazing restaurants or rubbing shoulders with celebrities in trendy bars, Knightsbridge has an eclectic mix of chic and style that has other parts of London looking on in awe.

There’s a fine selection of properties to rent in Knightsbridge; Marlborough is a little gem on Walton Street which has apartments set in a lovely period building just a 10 minute walk to the amenities of Brompton road. One Hyde Park is one of the best developments in the world and is at the pinnacle of opulent living. The Knightsbridge is known for its impressive services and exemplary staff, who are willing to go above and beyond for residents.

1 bed flat to rent in Nell Gwynn House, SW3 £495 per week

Crown Lodge in Elystan Street offers competitive prices compared to most other properties in the neighbourhood, and has the benefits of residents’ gym, swimming pool, full porterage and parking. Chelsea Cloisters are serviced apartments set in Sloane Square that offer a quality of living that’s comparable to a five-star hotel, while Nell Gwynn House provides smaller luxury apartments, ideal for young professionals in the capital who are rapidly progressing in their careers.

Knightsbridge is a superb place to raise a family, with some stunning houses in scenic period buildings, and a good amount of green open spaces, including a certain Hyde Park. Add the wonderful shops and quaint cafes, and the house husbands or wives have got more than enough to preoccupy them when the kids are at school. There are many reasons people choose Knightsbridge: The area is brimming with class, offers a safe environment to live in, and has some of the best shops and restaurants in London. As well as Harrods and Harvey Nichols, there are some lush boutiques to be found on Brompton Road, Sloane Street, Beauchamp Place and Walton Street. Designer Exchange on Egerton Terrace is a favourite with residents; here you can swap your high-class handbag for a brand new model and get all the latest gossip in area from the staff in the know. Sally Parson ladies fashion boutique is close to South Kensington station and offers high quality fashion, while Armani and Fendi are just a couple of names from a large selection of designer shops dotted around Knightsbridge.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

If it’s fine dining you’re after, then try Hawksmoor in Yeomans row, which offers some of the best oysters and steaks in the capital. Mari Vanna Russian restaurant is close to the One Hyde Park development and offers a fabulous atmosphere along with fantastic food while Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is equally impressive in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. In fact, there’s so much to do in Knightsbridge, you could do with taking a look at our handy area guide.

Of course, an area is only as good as the people who inhabit it, and in Knightsbridge, you’ll find a good mix of successful young professionals with backgrounds in booming trades such as I.T, banking, media, P.R, fashion and marketing, who contribute to the trendy nightlife scene. There are many families who want to be close to the excellent selection of schools, and it’s often the back drop for overseas students, who often occupy – thanks to Mum and Dad – the high-quality studio apartments in the area. Knightsbridge is also a big hit for the millionaires from the Middle East and Russia, who want to enjoy their wealth in one London’s most luxurious areas.

Everyone wants a slice of London living, and Knightsbridge offers it at the highest level. If you’re in a position to seriously think about the area as your next home, then pop into our Knightsbridge office or drop an email to us for our expert guidance of the area.

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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.