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Knightsbridge, SW1X

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Knightsbridge is a main thoroughfare running along the south side of Hyde Park.

G.E. Mitton writes in ’The Fascination of Kensington’ (1902):

The derivation of this word has been much disputed. Many old writers, including Faulkner, have identified it with Kingsbridge—that is to say, the bridge over the Westbourne in the King’s high-road. The Westbourne formed the boundary of Chelsea, and flowed across the road opposite Albert Gate. The real King’s bridge, however, was not here, but further eastward over the Tyburn, and as far back as Henry I.’s reign it is referred to as Cnightebriga. Another derivation for Knightsbridge is therefore necessary. The old topographer Norden writes: "Kingsbridge, commonly called Stone bridge, near Hyde Park Corner, where I wish no true man to walk too late without good guard, as did Sir H. Knyvett, Kt., who valiantly defended himself, being assaulted, and slew the master-thief with his own hands."

This, of course, has reference to the more westerly bridge mentioned above, but it seems to have served as a suggestion to later topographers, who have founded upon it the tradition that two knights on their way to Fulham to be blessed by the Bishop of London quarrelled and fought at the Westbourne Bridge, and killed each other, and hence gave rise to the name. This story may be dismissed as entirely baseless; the real explanation is much less romantic. The word is probably connected with the Manor of Neyt, which was adjacent to Westminster, and as pronunciation rather than orthography was relied upon in early days, this seems much the most likely explanation. Lysons says: "Adjoining to Knightsbridge were two other ancient manors called Neyt and Hyde." We still have the Hyde in Hyde Park, and Neyt is thus identified with Knightsbridge.

Until the middle of the nineteenth century Knightsbridge was an outlying hamlet. People started from Hyde Park Corner in bands for mutual protection at regular intervals, and a bell was rung to warn pedestrians when the party was about to start. In 1778, when Lady Elliot, after the death of her husband, Sir Gilbert, came to Knightsbridge for fresh air, she found it as "quiet as Teviotdale." About forty years before this the Bristol mail was robbed by a man on foot near Knightsbridge. The place has also been the scene of many riots. In 1556, at the time of Wyatt’s insurrection, the rebel and his followers arrived at the hamlet at nightfall, and stayed there all night before advancing on London. 


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NEARBY STREETS
Achilles Way, W1K Achilles Way is named for the nearby Wellington as Achilles statue in Hyde Park.
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Aldford Street, W1K Aldford Street is named after Aldford, a property on the Grosvenor family’s Cheshire estates.
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ann’s Close, SW1X Ann’s Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Archery Close, W2 Archery Close is a street in Paddington.
Balderton Flats, W1K Balderton Flats is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balderton Street, W1K Balderton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Mews, W1K Balfour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Place, W1K Balfour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Basil Mansions, SW3 Basil Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Basil Street, SW1X Basil Street is split into two by Hans Crescent.
Beauchamp Place, SW3 Beauchamp Place was also the name of a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family.
Beaufort Gardens, SW3 Beaufort Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Belgrave Mews North, SW1X Belgrave Mews North is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews South, SW1X Belgrave Mews South is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews West, SW1X Belgrave Mews West is home to the Star Tavern, former rendezvous of the Great Train Robbers.
Belgrave Place, SW1X Belgrave Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Square, SW1X Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of his squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.
Berkeley Mews, W1H Berkeley Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Bilton Towers, W1H Bilton Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W Bloomfield Terrace is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Boscobel Place, SW1W Boscobel Place’s name is derived from the story of Charles II.
Bourne Street, SW1W Bourne Street is lined with what were once artisans’ dwellings.
Bowater House West, SW1X Bowater House West is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Place, SW3 Brompton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW1X Brompton Road lies partly in Westminster and partly in Kensington and Chelsea.
Brown Hart Gardens, W1K Brown Hart Gardens is a road in the W1K postcode area
Brunswick Mews, W1H Brunswick Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Street, W1C Bryanston Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Bryanston Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Street, W2 Bryanston Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Bunhouse Place, SW1W Bunhouse Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Bywater Street, SW3 Bywater Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cadogan Gardens, SW3 Cadogan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Cadogan Lane, SW1X Cadogan Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cadogan Place, SW1X Cadogan Place was named after Earl Cadogan and runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street.
Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club.
Cadogan Street, SW3 Cadogan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cavalry Square, SW1W Cavalry Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Cavalry Square, SW3 Cavalry Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chesham Close, SW1X Chesham Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Mews, SW1X Chesham Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Place, SW1X Chesham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chesham Street, SW1X Chesham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia.
Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Clenston Mews, W1H Clenston Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Cliveden Place, SW1W Cliveden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Connaught Place, W2 Connaught Place is a street near to Marble Arch.
Connaught Square, W2 Connaught Square was the first square of city houses to be built in the Bayswater area.
Connaught Street, W2 Connaught Street is a street in Paddington.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Culford Gardens, SW3 Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Culross Street, W1K Culross Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Deanery Street, W1K Deanery Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Denyer Street, SW3 Denyer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Dorchester Ride, W1K Dorchester Ride is a road in the W1K postcode area
Draycott Avenue, SW3 Draycott Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Place, SW3 Draycott Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke of York Square, SW1W Duke of York Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Duke Street, W1U Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dukes Mews, W1U Dukes Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dunraven Street, W1K Dunraven Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Duplex Ride, SW1X Duplex Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Eaton Close, SW1W Eaton Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews North, SW1X Eaton Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Eaton Mews West, SW1W Eaton Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Place, SW1X Eaton Place was developed by Thomas Cubitt between 1826 and 1845.
Eaton Square, SW1W Eaton Square is one of the jewels in Belgravia’s crown.
Eaton Terrace, SW1W Eaton Terrace is a street of elegant five and six storey terraced houses.
Edwards Mews, W1U Edwards Mews is a road in the W1U postcode area
Ellis Street, SW1X Ellis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Elystan Place, SW3 Elystan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Frederick Close, W2 Frederick Close is a street in Paddington.
George Street, W2 George Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Glynde Mews, SW3 Glynde Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Graham Terrace, SW1W Graham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Granville Place, W1H Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Great Cumberland Place, W1 Great Cumberland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Great Cumberland Place, W1H Great Cumberland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Green Street, W1K Green Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W Grosvenor Cottages is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent Mews is a gated mews.
Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Square, W1A Grosvenor Square was developed by Sir Richard Grosvenor from 1721 onwards.
Halkin Arcade, SW1X Halkin Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Halkin Street, SW1X Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Hampden Gurney Street, W1H Hampden Gurney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Hans Crescent, SW1X Hans Crescent forms part of an area informally called Hans Town which dates back to the 18th century.
Hans Cresent, SW1X Hans Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Place, SW1X Hans Place, a square, is named after Sir Hans Sloane, physician and collector, whose bequest became the foundation of the British Museum.
Hans Road, SW1X Hans Road is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Hans Road, SW3 Hans Road dates from the late eighteenth century.
Hans Street, SW1X Hans Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Street, SW1X Harriet Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Walk, SW1X Harriet Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harrods Green, HA8 Harrods Green is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Hasker Street, SW3 Hasker Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Herbert Crescent, SW1X Herbert Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Holbein Mews, SW1W Holbein Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Place, SW1W Holbein Place links Sloane Square and Pimlico Road.
Holforoad Way, SW15 A street within the W1J postcode
Holforoad Way, SW15 A street within the W1J postcode
Hyde Park Corner, W1J Hyde Park Corner is a major road junction at the southeastern corner of Hyde Park.
Jones Street, W1K Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Kinnerton Place South, SW1X Kinnerton Place South is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Kinnerton Street, SW1X Kinnerton Street - a small winding street - was originally the service road for Wilton Place and Wilton Crescent.
Kinnerton Yard, SW1X Kinnerton Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knight’s Bridge, E20 Knight’s Bridge is a road in the E20 postcode area
Knightsbridge Court, SW1X Knightsbridge Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge Green, SW1X Knightsbridge Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lancelot Place, SW7 Lancelot Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Lanesborough Place, SW1X Lanesborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lees Place, W1K Lees Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X Lennox Gardens Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lennox Gardens, SW1X Lennox Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lovers’ Walk, W1K Lovers’ Walk is a road in the W1K postcode area
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is named after the Secretary to the Treasury William Lowndes.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Lumley Street, W1C Lumley Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lyall Mews West, SW1X Lyall Mews West is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lyall Mews, SW1X Lyall Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Marble Arch, W1H Marble Arch is a major road junction in the West End, surrounding the monument of the same name.
Markham Square, SW3 Markham Square is a garden square laid out in 1836.
Markham Street, SE17 A street within the SW3 postcode
Milner Street, SW3 Milner Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Montagu Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Montrose Place, SW1X Montrose Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Motcomb Street, SW1X Motcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Mozart Terrace, SW1W Mozart Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
New Quebec Street, W1H New Quebec Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
New Ride, SW1X New Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
North Audley Street, W1K North Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
North Row, W1K North Row is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Old Barrack Yard, SW1X Old Barrack Yard is a narrow street of terraced cottages.
Old Quebec Street, W1 Old Quebec Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Old Quebec Street, W1H Old Quebec Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Orchard Court, W1H Orchard Court is a road in the W1H postcode area
Orchard Street, W1H Orchard Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Orchard Street, W1K Orchard Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Ormonde Place, SW1W Ormonde Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ovington Square, SW3 Ovington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Street, SW3 Ovington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Oxford Street, W1C Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.
Park Close, SW1X Park Close is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Park Lane, W1C Park Lane is a road in the W1C postcode area
Park Lane, W1J Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Park Lane, W1K Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park Mansions, SW1X Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Park Steps, W2 Park Steps is a street in Paddington.
Park Street, W1K Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park West Place, W2 Park West Place is a street in Paddington.
Park West, W2 Park West is a street in Paddington.
Passmore Street, SW1W Passmore Street, formerly Union Street, contains a social mix.
Pavilion Road, SW1X Pavilion Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pembroke Close, SW1X Pembroke Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Peninsular Tower, SW7 Peninsular Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Picton Place, W1U Picton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Pimilco Walk, N1 Pimilco Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street.
Policeman’s Walk, W2 Policeman’s Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Pont St Mews, SW1X Pont St Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pont Street Mews, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west.
Portman Mews South, W1H Portman Mews South is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portman Square, W1H Portman Square is a square, part of the Portman Estate, located at the western end of Wigmore Street, which connects it to Cavendish Square to its east.
Portman Street, W1C Portman Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Portman Street, W1H Portman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portsea Mews, W2 Portsea Mews is a street in Paddington.
Portsea Place, W2 Portsea Place is a street in Paddington.
Providence Court, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Quebec Mews, W1H Quebec Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Queen’s Gardens, SW1X Queen’s Gardens was developed in about 1768–70.
Ranelagh Grove, SW1W Ranelagh Grove was formerly called Wilderness Row and Ranelagh Walk.
Raphael Street, SW1X Raphael Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Raphael Street, SW7 Raphael Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rawlings Street, SW3 Rawlings Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Red Place, W1K Red Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Reeves Mews, W1K Reeves Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Rex Place, W1K Rex Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Roberts Mews, BR6 A street within the SW1X postcode
Roberts Mews, SW1X Roberts Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Rosemoor Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Rotten Row, SW1X Rotten Row is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Sedding Street, SW1W Sedding Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sedding Street, SW1X Sedding Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Seymour Mews, W1H Seymour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Street, SE18 A street within the SE18 postcode
Seymour Street, W1H Seymour Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Street, W2 Seymour Street is a street in Paddington.
Shepards Place, W1K Shepards Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Shepherds Place, W1K Shepherds Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Sloane Court East, SW1W Sloane Court East is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Court East, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Gardens, SW1W Sloane Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Street, SW1X Sloane Street runs north to south, from Knightsbridge to Sloane Square, taking its name from Sir Hans Sloane, who purchased the surrounding area in 1712.
Sloane Terrace, SW1X Sloane Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
South Carriage Drive, SW1X South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW1X postcode area
South Eaton Place, SW1W South Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sprimont Place, SW3 Sprimont Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Barnabas Street, SW1W St Barnabas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 St Catherine’s Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Stackhouse Street, SW1X Stackhouse Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Stanhope Gate, W1K Stanhope Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Stanhope Place, W2 Stanhope Place is a street in Paddington.
Stourcliffe Street, W1H Stourcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Studio Place, SW1X Studio Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Symons Street, SW3 Symons Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Trevor Square, SW7 Trevor Square is a historic private garden square in Knightsbridge.
Trevor Street, SW7 Trevor Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Unit 23 Flotilla House Battersea Reach, SW18 A street within the SW1W postcode
Upper Berkeley Street, W1H Upper Berkeley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Upper Brook Street, W1K Upper Brook Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K Upper Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Walkway, SW7 Walkway is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Walton Street, SW3 Walton Street runs through the heart of Chelsea.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X West Eaton Place Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
West Eaton Place, SW1X West Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
West Halkin Street, SW1X West Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Whittaker Street, SW1W Whittaker Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Wigmore Street, W1H Wigmore Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
William Mews, N1 A street within the SW1X postcode
William Mews, SW1X William Mews is a partially redeveloped, private Mews off Lowndes Square.
William Street, SW1X William Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Crescent, SW1X Wilton Crescent is notable for its affluent and politically important list of residents, present and historic.
Wilton Place, SW1X Wilton Place was built in 1825 to connect Belgravia with Knightsbridge.
Wilton Row, SW1X Wilton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Terrace, SW1X Wilton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wiltshire Close, SW3 Wiltshire Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woods Mews, W1K Woods Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.


Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.

Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets. Fourteen of Britain's two hundred most expensive streets are in the district.

Knightsbridge is leafy, especially considering its location at the heart of London. It is home to many of the world's richest people, and has some of the highest property prices in the world. In February 2007, the world's then most expensive apartment at One Hyde Park, sold off plan for £100,000,000, and was bought by a Qatari Prince, and another apartment at the same place in February 2009, of almost the same price was bought by an Afghani Prince.

The principal landowners in the area are the Duke of Westminster and Earl Cadogan. The two areas of aristocratic landholdings can be distinguished: red-brick Queen Anne Revival buildings are mostly to be found on the Cadogan Estates, whereas white stucco-fronted houses are mostly found on the Grosvenor Estate, built by Thomas Cubitt.

Knightsbridge station opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now the Piccadilly Line). When opened, the platforms were accessed in the standard manner by four lifts and an emergency staircase connecting to parallel passageways and bridges to midway along the platforms. The original station building designed by Leslie Green was located on Brompton Road a short distance west of its junction with Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.
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