- Illy Goodall
Best Hotspots in Knightsbridge, London
Hello lovelies, after a glorious weekend spent in Knightsbridge in London, we must share with you the Best Hotspots in Knightsbridge, London. From shopping to charming streets, museums to afternoon tea, Knightsbridge has it all!
We are sure we don’t need to tell you about Harrods as the iconic store is known worldwide, it would be rude not to go in and make a little purchase! As the worlds leading luxury department store, you can be assured of designer labels and top brands.
The store occupies a 5-acre site and has 330 departments on Brompton Road. Its motto is ‘Omnia Omnibus Ubique’ which is Latin for “all things for all people, everywhere”. Its particularly well know for its seasonal Christmas department and its food hall.
2: WELLINGTON ARCH
This landmark absolutely needed to be included in our ‘must see’ list. It really is quite spectacular and humbling to see. The arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace later becoming a victory arch for Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon. It boasts the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the four-horse chariot of war.
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3: SLOANE STREET
Sloan street is recognised as one of the world’s most exclusive and luxury shopping destinations and we LOVE it! Situated in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, you will find it packed with designer shops and the most prestigious brands; Chanel, Cartier, Chloe, Gina, Fendi…….the list is endless! It even has its own website.
The street itself is just lovely to wander down and then nip In and out of the shops to treat ourselves!
4: VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Also known as the VA, the museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre, and performance. It houses over 2.3 million objects!
The VA holds a stunning collection of wedding attire, featuring key designers, and spanning over five centuries.
At the moment, there is an Alice in Wonderland exhibition, which we think is an absolute must see! It explores its origins and reinventions over 157 years in a theatrical show of original drawings to high fashion.
5: AFTERNOON TEA
Our final recommendation for Knightsbridge is Afternoon Tea. Specifically, the Prêt-à-Portea: Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley. We can tell you from experience that its incredible! The sandwiches come first, with a delicious array of fillings. From soft buttery brioche filled with the creamiest duck egg mayonnaise, to traditional cucumber on the softest white bread there is something for everyone. We had the white tea, which was light and delicate, followed by a glass of fizz and a mocktail. Next on the menu was the savoury smoked duck profiterole which was utterly scrumptious!
Out then comes the collection of cakes and fancies inspired by the spring/summer catwalks. We are going to let the wonderful staff at the Berkley tell you all about these when you visit, the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and the service impeccable. Enjoy your visit!
We hope you have enjoyed our little round up of things to do in Knightsbridge, London. Have a wonderful week.