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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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THE STREETS OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Ann’s Close, SW1X Ann’s Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Basil Mansions, SW3 Basil Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Basil Street, SW1X Basil Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Basil Street, SW3 Basil Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Beauchamp Mansions, SW3 Beauchamp Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
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 West, SW1X Belgrave Mews West is home to the Star Tavern, former rendezvous of the Great Train Robbers.
Bowater House West, SW1X Bowater House West is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Brompton Place, SW3 Brompton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW3 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Square, SW3 Brompton Square is a garden square designed by James Bonnin in 1821.
Cadogan Lane, SW1X Cadogan Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cadogan Place, SW1X Cadogan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Carriage Drive, SE21 Carriage Drive is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Carriage Drive, SE22 Carriage Drive is a road in the SE22 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.
Cheval Place, SW7 Cheval Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cottage Place, SW3 Cottage Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cottage Place, SW7 Cottage Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Culross Street, W1K Culross Street is a road in the W1K postcode 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
Egerton Gardens Mews, SW3 Egerton Gardens Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Egerton Gardens, SW3 Egerton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ennismore Mews, SW7 Ennismore Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ennismore Street, SW7 Ennismore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Fairholt Street, SW7 Fairholt Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X Grosvenor Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Crescent, SW1X Hans Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Crescent, SW3 Hans Crescent is a road in the SW3 postcode area
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 is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
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
Herbert Crescent, SW1X Herbert Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Jones Street, W1K Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Kingston House North, SW7 Kingston House North replaced a mansion called Kingston House.
Kinnerton Place South, SW1X Kinnerton Place South is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
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 Barracks, SW7 Knightsbridge Barracks is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal 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.
Little Chester Street, SW1X Little Chester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is home to some of the most expensive properties in the world.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Montpelier Mews, SW7 Montpelier Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montpelier Square, SW7 Montpelier Square is an upmarket residential garden square located in the Knightsbridge area.
Montpelier Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Montpelier Street, SW7 Montpelier Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montpelier Walk, SW7 Montpelier Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montrose Court, SW7 Montrose Court is a road in the SW7 postcode area
New Ride, SW1X New Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
New Ride, SW7 New Ride is a road in the SW7 postcode area
North Terrace, SW3 North Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
North Terrace, SW7 North Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Ovington Gardens, SW3 Ovington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Park Close, SW1X Park Close is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal 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 Street, W1K Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Peninsular Tower, SW7 Peninsular Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal 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.
Princes Gate, SW7 Princes Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
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.
Relton Mews, SW7 Relton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rotten Row, SW1X Rotten Row is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Rotten Row, SW7 Rotten Row is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Rutland Gardens, SW7 Rutland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rutland Gate Mews, SW7 Rutland Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Rutland Gate, SW7 Rutland Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rutland Street, SW7 Rutland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sloane Street, SW1X Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
South Carriage Drive, SW1X South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW1X postcode area
South Carriage Drive, SW7 South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Stackhouse Street, SW1X Stackhouse Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Studio Place, SW1X Studio Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Trevor Place, SW7 Trevor Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 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
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
William Street, SW1X William Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Mews, SW1X Wilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Row, SW1X Wilton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Woods Mews, W1K Woods Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.



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VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1900s
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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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