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The Buying Agent Insider Guide
Knightsbridge…that London district synonymous with luxury, style and fabulous properties. Harrods is the iconic name associated with the SW London postcode and it rightly sits as the beacon for all that is luxurious and glamorous in and around it.
As well as the best in retail therapy options and dining out choices, Knightsbridge is, of course, home to some of the finest city centre properties in the UK, if not the world. From vast, breathtaking Georgian period homes to beautiful mews properties right through to mansion flats and apartments (often serviced) this is a district which offers something for everyone.
Add in the buttressing of Knightsbridge by some of London’s finest parks and open spaces, plus wonderful iconic buildings such as the Royal Albert Hall, or many of the capital’s great museums and you truly have in Knightsbridge a recipe for living at its very best.
What a property buying agent can purchase
£1m buys: A one-bedroom apartment.
£3m buys: A three-bedroom apartment, all bedrooms being doubles, or a three-bedroom penthouse.
£5m buys: A four-bedroom terraced house, or a luxury one-bedroom apartment in a prestigious square.
£7.5m buys: A six-bedroom apartment with views facing Hyde Park, or a two bedroom apartment with a roof terrace and 24-hour security.
Best hotels in Knightsbridge
The Milestone Hotel (www.milestonehotel.com) offers luxurious accommodation – both hotel rooms and resident suites – in an iconic period building at the heart of Knightsbridge which has been beautifully and sympathetically restored. The Royal Garden Hotel (www.royalgardenhotel.co.uk) is exceptionally placed at the heart of the district and offers a fabulous blend of high quality accommodation and fine dining choices. On a smaller scale, but no less glamorous, is Number 16 (www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/number-sixteen) a boutique hotel in a beautiful Georgian building which is home to superb accommodation and facilities.
Best restaurants in Knightsbridge
Launceston Place (www.launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk) is a svelte and sophisticated neighbourhood restaurant which offers fine dining options of the highest standard. Amid a plethora of fantastic Italian restaurants in the area Locanda Ottoemezzo (www.locandaottoemezzo.org.uk) stands out for its magical menu and unrivalled atmosphere.
Best schools in Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge School (www.knightsbridgeschool.com) is an independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 13 which prides itself on is warm atmosphere and community feel. Queen’s Gate School (www.queensgate.org.uk) is a mainstream school for girls aged from 11 to 18. A level students often benefit from almost one-to-one tuition and the school also has a linked junior school. Redcliffe School (www.redcliffeschoool.com) is an independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 which likes to emphasise the fact its results fare well when compared with much larger schools.
Buying Agents Knightsbridge Fact
For many years Harrods actually housed its own zoo and in 1967 a baby elephant was purchased there to be presented to then actor Ronald Reagan, years before his political career culminated in him becoming US president.
How to get to Knightsbridge from central London
Train: 10 mins on a tube to central stations
Car: 10 mins to central London (subject to traffic!)