Knightsbridge Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Knightsbridge, Central London

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Living in Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is one of the world’s most desirable and exclusive neighbourhoods. With world-class shopping, stately period townhouses, and access to Hyde Park, homes in this area have reached £4,500 per square foot. The London Plan identifies the district as one of two ‘international centres” in London; the West End is the other one. The people who live here are best described as global power brokers. Fully 96% of residents of this ward are satisfied with the area.

Ratings

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Community

Most residents in this area have lived here for 3-10 years, which is higher than the average for Westminster. However, many of the properties in this area are second homes.

 

Safety

A very impressive 99% of residents feel safe during the day, and 88% feel safe walking alone after dark. Residents of this ward feel the main issues are dog fouling, noisy building sites, rubbish/litter, homeless/begging, and noisy pubs/clubs. This is a very safe area in which to live, but note that statistics indicate theft-related crime is a possibility.

Parking

Parking in Knightsbridge can be difficult and reach £24+ for two hours. Residents’ parking permits are available through the City of Westminster and the cost depends on the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.

Nightlife

With everything from members-only clubs to hotel bars and cabaret nightclubs – and located near several other nightlife hotspots – Knightsbridge has something that will appeal to everyone, if not to every wallet.

Family Friendly

A high 48% of homes in the ward live as families. There is access to a wide range of excellent schools, and there is access to much green space, including Hyde Park. It is also a safe place to live, but the cost of this neighbourhood makes the financial burden of raising a family particularly heavy. 

Pet Friendly

Dogs benefit from access to numerous garden squares and the vast open space of Hyde Park, but you won’t be bringing Fido along to any of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the area

Transport

Knightsbridge’s central Zone 1 location makes it possible for a very high percentage of residents to walk to work; nearly a quarter of those in this ward do. There are numerous bus services in the area, as well as several Tube stations: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line), Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), Sloane Square (Circle and District lines), and Victoria Tube, National Rail and Coach station is nearby (Victoria, Circle, and District Lines). The Brompton road becomes the A4. Heathrow is about 40 minutes away, and can be reached by the Piccadilly Line.