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Knightsbridge

An affluent neighbourhood whose streets are lined with exclusive shops and expensive cars.

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If you’re looking for a traditional Sunday roast, head to The Thomas Cubitt, an upmarket brasserie that really knows what it’s doing

The clue is in the name

The very name Knightsbridge tells you just the kind of luxury to expect from this district. It’s not Slough or Hackney — places names that sound more like clearing your throat. In Knightsbridge you can find one of the key retail centres of London. It is home to the flagship stores of many British and international fashion houses, including Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik, as well as two Prada stores.


Of course, it is also home to Harrods, London’s iconic department store. Every other glamorous and improbably tall person you see gliding through the streets will have one of their iconic green bags hooked over their arm. The store has 330 departments spread over seven floors, and you can find anything you want there — though it won’t come cheap. But even if you don’t buy anything, it’s worth a visit simply for the architecture and the atmosphere.


With its exorbitantly rich residents, Knightsbridge obviously holds some of London’s finest restaurants. Noura is an outstanding Lebanese deli that has been run by the Bou Antoun brothers since the ‘70s. It does some of the best Lebanese food in London, and the service is wonderful too. Afterwards, go to Rococo for chocolates from the artisan Chantal Coady — the rose flavour is something special.


Close by you can find Hyde Park Corner, where bicycle and footpaths segue into central London’s largest green space. Grab a Boris bike and explore it, and be sure to visit the excellent Serpentine Gallery. Or, weather permitting, get some Pimms and laze around on the lawns.

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Kensington and The Victoria & Albert Museum Private Tour
Join this tour through the elite streets of West London, the home of billionaire emigres, financiers, and aristocracy.

  • Become acquainted with two prim-and-proper neighbourhoods that house the city’s elite.
  • Experience the heritage and history of the neighbourhood’s gleaming facades and celebrated museums.
  • Visit the pristine gardens outside of Kensington Palace.
  • See The Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design that houses a collection of over 4.5 million objects.
  • Learn how these two neighbourhoods have been transformed over the past 100 years.
  • Your tour finishes with a visit Hyde Park where you will see some of Kensington Palace's sprawling public gardens. 
Once renowned for its wild criminality, this area is now a playground for the rich, and synonymous with luxury brands such as Harrods. But unknown to many, it is a love story that truly drives the history of this area - the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Consort, Prince Albert. Join this tour to learn more about the Royal couple and the buildings they left behind them here in London’s ‘Albertopolis.’

You will learn of the life and times of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert - the world in which they lived, the beginning, course, and ending of their marriage, and influence they had on wider society. Your tour continues at the Victoria and Albert Museum - which celebrates  art and design, its 13 acres – that’s over 52,000 square metres – contain 145 galleries that span a colossal 5,000 years of applied arts. The impressive museum displays artefacts, furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, costumes, prints, ironwork, photos, and much more besides. In total, it houses over 4.5 million objects. 

On this tour you will see some of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, and hear the stories behind world famous luxury institutions such as Harrods. Travelling along Exhibition Road - named for the Great Exhibition of 1851, a landmark event in the history of London - you will learn of the fascinating histories of some of London’s most important centres of intellectual excellence. Your tour finishes in Hyde Park, where your guide will  give you some of the history of the park and orient you, so that you don't get lost in its' 350 acres.
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