Knightsbridge is a street, running along the South side of Hyde Park, West from Hyde Park Corner, in the City of Westminster, to Rutland Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where the street becomes Kensington Road & Gore.
The name is applied to the tube station and the district around it, Knightsbridge was anciently called Kingesbridge & Knyghtbrigg named after the crossing of the River Westbourne,which is now a underground river due to extensive building over. It comes above ground at Sloane Square tube station, where it is enclosed and suspended in a large green pipe above the platforms, on its way to the Thames. It is recorded that the citizens of London met Queen Matilda at the Knight's Bridge in 1141.
For centuries the area was renowned as the haunt of highwaymen, robbers and cut throats targeting travellers on the western route out of London. The fortunes of Knightsbridge were transformed in the 19th century and have continued to rise and rise. Cadogan Hall presents concerts of classical and popular music in Sloane Street & The Royal Albert Hall is a large venue for music and sports events, which is on the Northern edge of South Kensington.
There are a number of of fine art auctioneers located in Knightsbridge including Bonhams & Christies, together with World Famous stores such as Harvey Nicholls and Harrods plus many smaller fashionable boutiques & stores. Knightsbridge is now one of the most fashionable parts of the West End, containing Lowndes & Trevor Squares, Wilton Crescent, Belgrave Square and several large mansions directly overlooking Hyde Park, the area is also notable for it’s cultural, educational institutions & financial wealth. To the North of the district, in Hyde Park, is the Serpentine gallery and at Hyde Park Corner is ‘Number One London', Apsley House, former residence of the Duke of Wellington known colloquially because it was the first house you encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge.
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