Our Knightsbridge short stay apartments are in a great location for visitors to the capital.
Knightsbridge is one of the most prestigious addresses in London. It offers some of the most exclusive serviced accommodation in our amazing capital city. Knightsbridge has captured the imagination, and the spending power, of some of the world’s most stylish global travellers. Wherever you glance, you can contemplate the finery of the beau monde and all it offers in an abundance of style and elegance. Wealth, taste and discernment are the bywords for this couture haven.
Knightsbridge is, above all, one of the most exclusive retail districts and soughtafter residential parts of central London. Alongside the West End, it is judged to be one of the premier retail areas – international in flavour and style. There is a plethora of shops and restaurants to tempt both the sensibilities and palettes of the discerning visitor.
It is an area where the rich, royal and celebrated exist happily and discreetly. Renowned for its bars and nightlife it is a magnet for visitors wishing to enjoy the finer pleasures in life. Particularly in normal times. Unfortunately in lockdown most facilities are not open.
The jewel in Knightsbridge’s crown is ‘Harrods’ – famed throughout the world for offering the most memorable of shopping experiences. Harrods is the go to destination for exclusive collections and excellent customer service. This retail flagship – the world’s most famous department store – has been part of the nation’s fabric for over 150 years. For this reason, it is considered one of the ‘must see’ tourist attractions in London.
Harrods will re-open later in 2021 with social distancing measures in place. Please check Harrods is open before visiting London.
Ranging over seven floors, Harrods boasts some 300+ departments. The finest in food, designer fashion, luxury gifts, accessories, homeware and technology is displayed for all to see. Amazingly, the store employs some 12,000+ staff! Foodies love the Harrods Food Hall where you can peruse an amazing selection of culinary fare from throughout the world! Fresh fish, meat and vegetables are fabulous and very artistically displayed. The Hall houses a fabulous array of delicatessen products and also of note are the amazing hand-made chocolates.
Superbrands, the luxury womenswear department, offers 17 boutiques dedicated to top international brands. Valentino, Prada and Dior are very much in evidence while Salon du Parfums houses a collection of superb fragrances exclusive to Harrods. So if you love style this is the place to come.
Dining in Harrods
Shoppers can choose to dine in one of the store’s many stylish restaurants, including a pizzeria, steakhouse, oyster bar and Chinese restaurant, Chai Wu. The art deco styled Harrods Tea Room on the fourth floor is an elegant venue for a typically English afternoon tea. In-house chefs have created a lovely collection of sweet and savoury dishes which are served daily. For example, finger sandwiches, patisserie and scones are served alongside speciality teas or sparkling wine. The Harrods Food Halls have a wide selection of tea, chocolate and fresh produce.
The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe
Recently opened at Harrods of Knightsbridge is the Tiffany Blue Box Cafe. Here you can enjoy culinary delights served on Tiffany iconic blue china. And the decor is Tiffany too. It is a great place to have a real Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Specialities include their crab muffins. In the afternoon you can enjoy the Tiffany Tea. Dainty finger sandwiches, scones and pastries inspired by Tiffany & Co’s heritage. You can also have supper here with wines and cocktails. The fine dining menu here is a playful take on contemporary cuisine. Best to book in advance. This is Europe’s first Blue Box Cafe and is located in the lower ground floor.
The store also offers an impressive range of exclusive customer services, including Gift Concierge, Tax Rewards, Urban Retreat spa and By Appointment Personal Shopping. Payment options include Euros, US dollars and China Union Pay cards.
By way of a contrast in mood and tone, the cool chic of Harvey Nichols has not just put the ‘s’ in style but carefully refined all the other letters too. The result is three floors of designer wear presenting famous brands with a distinctive and characteristic flourish. There is a lavish beauty department topped only – and literally – on the fifth floor by a variety of all day dining options. The cafe and terrace bar reward the senses. And furthermore, the distinctive skyline view is delightful.
If this were not enough, Knightsbridge’s ambit of culinary choice encompasses the finest in modern cuisine with Yo Sushi, Kuro Buta, Burger & Lobster and Polpo. And one of the benefits of renting serviced accommodation in this lovely area is the lovely range of restaurants nearby. Just wander out of your apartment residence and you will find a treasure trove of eateries on your doorstep.
Tucked away in the lanes of London’s luxurious Knightsbridge, Osteria Romana brings the simple elegance and humble dishes of the Eternal City to London. And celebrates Roman produce, culinary history and passion. All of Osteria Romana’s produce: vegetables, meat, fish are delivered weekly – directly from the markets of Rome to ensure authenticity. So keeping true to Italian traditions, the menu features a selection of seasonal antipasti, primi and secondi dishes. The lovely Osteria Romana offer you the chance to explore the dishes of Lazio with a menu inspired by the cuisine of yesteryear. Dishes cooked for over 60 years that represent the Roman palate, food, identity and pure romance of Italy “. Please call to confirm before you go to Osteria Romana.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
This is a superb British, vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with historic gastronomy, Dinner has become one of the most celebrated restaurants in the world. First conceived in the late 1990s, the idea for Dinner derived from Heston’s fascination with the savoury ice creams of the late 1800s, the theatre of the Tudor dining experience and the dishes featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Due to the most recent government guidelines, Dinner by Heston has been forced to suspend operations until further notice.
The Rosebery At Mandarin Oriental
The Rosebery is a great Knightsbridge venue for all-day dining, afternoon tea and champagne cocktails. The resident Tea Master has created a bespoke collection of tea blends to reflect the rich heritage of the hotel. And to complement these, the pastry chefs serve beautifully presented delicacies for your enjoyment! If you are looking for somewhere to take family for a treat this is a lovely option. The Rosebery is temporarily closed.
Included in The Times 100 Best UK Restaurants 2018. Great endorsement for an excellent restaurant. Please call before going to the restaurant.
The Restaurant At The Capital
The Restaurant at The Capital boasts an ever changing array of British-inspired cuisine. Executive Chef, Adam Simmonds, uses local and seasonal ingredients sourced from small, trusted suppliers and farmers. The restaurant prides itself on offering great true English hospitality and superb service.
The Capital has a private dining room which can be reserved for groups of 8-24. On-site car parking by arrangement. Special dinner, bed and breakfast rates available. Please call the restaurant to check before dining.
Patara Fine Thai Cuisine – Knightsbridge
Situated just a short walk from Harrods, the shops and boutiques of Knightsbridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum, Patara Beauchamp Place is a small, charming Thai Restaurant in Knightsbridge. Brilliant contemporary Thai cuisine. Highly recommended! Temporarily closed unfortunately.
Other renowned eateries in the Knightsbridge and Belgravia areas include Bar Boulud, the Dominique Ansel Bakery and Uni (a unique basement dining room).
Bars In The Area
The Sake Bar and Lounge is located within Zuma in Knightsbridge and serves an amazing 40 different varieties of sake and an impressive list of tasty cocktails to match. The drinks are made with a blend of fresh fruit juice, Japanese spirits and sake, all designed to get your taste buds tingling. The simple but elegant decor creates a relaxing ambience for guests. Currently closed but offering takeaway and delivery options.
Bulgari Hotel Bar
Cool, sophisticated bar at the Bulgari Hotel in London. The sumptuous interior has mirrored surfaces, an arctic cold-like stainless steal bar and charcoal coloured seating areas. The bar remains temporarily closed.
The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant
A long-established, suave restaurant in Knightsbridge that’s been serving traditional authentic British cuisine for over 50 years. The Rib Room has green seating areas with dark chocolate wooden tables that create an air of authenticity and a quirky Mad Men type vibe. Temporarily closed.
The Blue Bar
At the renowned Berkeley Hotel, Blue Bar is a divine spot just a short stroll from the heart of Knightsbridge. It is a premium hang-out for many celebrity faces. The decor makes for a decidedly grand environment where bespoke champagne, slickly dressed bartenders and an extensive whisky selection reign supreme. Temporarily closed.
On the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols, The Fifth Floor Bar adopts a contrasting stance of subtle lime greens and fuchsia pastels for its decor. Inspired by the iconic anemone designs of Emile Galle (1902), this unique champagne bar has a flowery ambience. From the decor to the menu the theme is fresh and experimental. Temporarily closed.
Knightsbridge Designer Salons
A visit to Knightsbridge simply has to include Sloane Street. Here exclusivity, elegance and expense have simply taken up residence. The finest design can be found at Chanel, Gucci, Christian Dior, Armani, Prada, Nicole Fahri and Katherine Hamnett. Knightsbridge is now becoming a magnet for ‘celebrity’ designers including Jimmy Choo – offering the finest examples of contemporary British high fashion specialising in shoes, handbags, accessories and fragrances.
The most alluring and recherché of specialist lingerie is there for the connoisseur of artful and stylish finesse at Rigby & Peller and La Perla. And on a larger scale, Harvey Nichols, Peter Jones and Harrods stand resplendent in their corners of Knightsbridge the behemoths of our age of consumer choice and personal expression.
The gourmet creations of more celebrity talent can be enjoyed on the ground floor and basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel. Here are the first London restaurants of the renowned chefs, Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud. Unfortunately these restaurants are not available during the lockdown. And you will see that Knightsbridge is all about bright lights and a type of glamour that merely hints at unfettered largesse. It is cosmopolitan with a true sense of itself and its unique place in the firmament of this illustrious capital city.
What’s On In London’s Knightsbridge
The Serpentine Galleries – just a short stroll across Hyde Park – offer a range of events and art exhibitions throughout the year set in Hyde Park. It is a lovely place to meander close to nature in all seasons of the year. Unfortunately the galleries are not open during the lockdown but the park remains a great place to stroll.
Enjoy a concert at Cadogan Hall
This is one of London’s leading musical venues – highly recommended – set in a fantastic location in the heart of Chelsea! Offering a huge variety of concerts and events throughout the year: beautiful choral music, huge international orchestras, folk and world gigs, jazz big bands. Enjoy a drink at the bars, whilst admiring the building’s unique architecture and stained glass windows. Cadogan Hall is just a 2-minute stroll from Sloane Square tube station and a 10-minute walk from Victoria.
The Hall accommodates a fairly intimate audience of just 950. It’s excellent acoustic and luxurious surroundings makes it a prime choice for some of the UK’s top orchestras, including the resident orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic. And it is also a favourite London destination for international touring orchestras. The BBC chose Cadogan Hall for their popular Chamber Music Series and also offers contemporary, jazz, folk and world music events as well as talks, debates and conferences.
The London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India, Michael Chance, Shakin’ Stevens, Manfred Man, the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra have all performed there in recent years. Unfortunately Cadogan Hall is currently closed.
In the heart of Chelsea, where Sloane Street intersects with the Kings Road, and surrounded by cultural institution, the Royal Court Theatre, international designers and flagship department store, Peter Jones, Sloane Square is a must see for visitors to London. It is particularly charming and nicely illuminated at night. It is a great place for people watching. Stylish visitors to the capital promenade along the road in all their finery. And on a weekend, there are local residents aplenty with their beautifully groomed pedigree pet pooches.
Visitors can enjoy fantastic quality stores and boutiques and dine in popular restaurants for example Colbert and The Botanist, although these are currently closed. The Square is home to the prestigious five star Sloane Square Hotel, overlooking the hustle and bustle of Chelsea, and Cadogan Hall.
Sloane Square was originally part of a sweeping vision that mapped out modern Chelsea in 1777. And it includes a central island with its Venus Fountain, a monument to lovers. Sloane Square remains the central part of Chelsea.
Just off Sloane Square you will find the fabulous Saatchi Gallery. In normal times the Gallery hosts an ever changing arts programme with an evolving range of works. The restaurant there is a great place to meet friends and have a meal.
Bars in Knightsbridge and nearby Belgravia
Popular bars include The Mandarin Bar, the Blue Bar at The Berkeley and the Garden Room at The Lanesborough. You may enjoy the 190 with it’s library-like atmosphere. The Star Tavern Belgravia is popular as are the Nags Head, the Antelope and The Thomas Cubitt. Local pubs offer great olde English ambiances to savour. Unfortunately none of these establishments are open during the current lockdown but it is hoped they will open later in 2021.
Quality apartments and suites in Knightsbridge and the Sloane Square area.
Within a “croissant’s throw” of Harrods, we offer a select, hand-picked portfolio of serviced apartments. At The Capital Hotel, we offer a stunning 3 bedroom penthouse with terrace, as well as a range of smaller studio and one bedroom apartments. Apartment guests can enjoy the 5* services of the lovely hotel. The Restaurant At The Capital is on the ground floor and there is a very nice bar for guests and their visitors. These apartments are discreet. Apartment guests have the choice of entering through the hotel reception area which is manned 24 hours a day. Or by the separate apartment guests’ entrance.
Another favourite, offering excellent family accommodation is Cheval Residences. Just across the road from Harrods, these quality apartments and townhouses are fabulous for keen shoppers spending a vacation in the capital. They are also close to Harvey Nichols which is just along the road. These properties are a veritable high quality home from home and 5* guest services are excellent.
Our Knightsbridge apartments offer the very best in facilities and amenities – a must for our discerning clientele.
Close to Sloane Square, there are a number of superb apartment residences for your leisure and pleasure. The superb Cheval Phoenix House is just a stone’s throw from the Square. They offer quality accommodation for visitors seeking the stylish shopping and designer stores in Sloane Square and the Kings Road. And there is a good selection of quality apartments at The Sloane Club.
And Claverley Court offers a range of luxury apartments from the smallest studio to the largest three bedroom luxury penthouse. Again the 5* services on offer make this a great place to stay.
Many of the residences offer extra options including airport transfers, breakfast, restaurant recommendations and theatre bookings. At others there are meeting room facilities.
Luxury hotels in Knightsbridge
The Mandarin Oriental is located between lovely parkland and the frenetic buzz of central Knightsbridge. Recent restorations have retained the essence of timeless heritage alongside contemporary flair and impeccable service. The designers have taken inspiration from the natural beauty of Hyde Park and the glamour of the Golden age of travel. Unfortunately the hotel is not open at the present time although it will hopefully reopen later in 2021.
The popular Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge is a stylish, contemporary hotel. It has a spectacular three storey glass-roofed atrium with a spiral steel staircase.
The Bulgari Hotel is located in the heart of Knightsbridge. The inspiration for its understated elegance origin lies in Bulgari’s silversmith origins. Silver is the underlying design theme of the magnificent rooms suites and public spaces. The hotel has a stunning spa offering a wealth of beauty, health and grooming treatments. It even has a 25m swimming pool. This is a stylish open within easy reach of all Knightsbridge’s major hotspots.
The Levin is located in Basil Street just along from Harrods in the heart of Knightsbridge. Beautifully finished and furnished with hand-stitched beds and marble bathrooms. Underfloor heating is featured in all rooms. In normal times, there is a charming Bistro within the building.
The Hari Hotel in nearby Belgravia is also a popular 5* option. It is a stylish retreat bathed in understated elegance. It is also just moments away from Harrods.
The main London Museums
Knightsbridge and its surroundings is fabulous for museums, and particularly the magnificent Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum. Outside lockdown, you can enjoy browsing the permanent collections for free. Or you may wish to pay to visit one of the specialist exhibitions. Conveniently the three museums are all located close to each other on one of London’s major thoroughfares. The nearest underground stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road.
In recent years, exhibitions have included Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Bedrooms Of London, Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic, Stanley Kubrick.
How to get to Knightsbridge
In Travelcard Zone 1, Knightsbridge station is on the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Hyde Park Corner. Please note that Knightsbridge is not a step-free underground station. Knightsbridge offers easy access to all parts of Central London.
And there are 5 Santander cycle locations in Knightsbridge so you can even get some exercise by cycling there!
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