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Knightsbridge, a prestigious and affluent district in central London.
Knightsbridge’s history can be traced back to the medieval era when it was a rural area known as “Knight’s Bridge” due to the presence of a small bridge over the River Westbourne. The name later evolved into “Knightsbridge,” which is how it is known today. In the 18th century, Knightsbridge began to grow as a fashionable residential area for London’s elite, including politicians, artists, and wealthy merchants. However, it wasn’t until the mid-19th century that it truly transformed into the upscale district we recognize today.
In this video Joolz and Simon discover some of London’s most oppulent shops and places to hang out as well as some fun and interesting stories about the people who lived here. Oscar Wilde, Mae West and many more.
As usual there are a few pubs and some funny banter.
One pivotal event that contributed to Knightsbridge’s development was the Great Exhibition of 1851, held in nearby Hyde Park. This grand showcase of industrial and artistic advancements attracted visitors from all over the world, and the area experienced a surge in popularity as a result.
Knightsbridge is synonymous with luxury and opulence, offering a unique blend of cultural attractions, high-end boutiques, and stunning green spaces. One of its most famous landmarks is Harrods, the world-renowned luxury department store that has been a symbol of Knightsbridge since it was established in 1834. Harrods attracts millions of visitors annually, showcasing its exquisite merchandise and iconic façade.
Knightsbridge is also known for its elegant Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Many of the grand townhouses have been converted into exclusive apartments or embassies, adding to the neighbourhood’s refined atmosphere. Walking through its streets, one can’t help but be captivated by the timeless charm and historical significance of the buildings.




Rather Splendid London Walks Book

In this book of 20 walks, I will show you some of the fun, interesting, weird and ridiculous things I’ve noticed on my travels around London