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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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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ebury Farm:   Ebury Farm was a simple marshy farm whose lands later became the richest real estate in London.
Harrods:   Harrods is an upmarket department store located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
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.


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Albert Gate, SW1X · Alderney Street, SW1V · Ann’s Close, SW1X · Basil Mansions, SW3 · Basil Street, SW1X · Basil Street, SW3 · Belgrave Mews North, SW1X · Belgrave Mews South, SW1X · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Belgrave Place, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W · Bourne Street, SW1W · Bowater House West, SW1X · Bowater House, SW1X · Bradbrook House, SW1X · Brompton Road, SW1X · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Bulleid Way, SW1W · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Cavalry Square, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chesham Close, SW1X · Chesham Mews, SW1X · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Close, W1M · Chester Row, SW1W · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Chester Street, SW1X · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Denbigh Place, SW1V · Dove Walk, SW1W · Duke of York Square, SW1W · Duplex Ride, SW1X · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Bridge, SW1V · Ebury Bridge, SW1W · Ebury Mews, SW1W · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Strreet, SW1W · Eccleston Bridge, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Fountain Square, SW1W · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Hans Crescent, SW1X · Hans Crescent, SW3 · Hans Cresent, SW1X · Hans Place, SW1X · Hans Road, SW1X · Hans Road, SW3 · Hans Street, SW1X · Harriet Street, SW1X · Harriet Walk, SW1X · Harrods Green, HA8 · Herbert Crescent, SW1X · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Jefferson House, SW3 · Kings Road, SW1W · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knightsbridge Court, SW1X · Knightsbridge Green, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Lowndes Square, SW1X · Lowndes Street, SW1X · Lyall Mews West, SW1X · Lyall Mews, SW1X · Montrose Place, SW1X · Motcomb Street, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · New Ride, SW1X · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Ollin Street, E14 · Ormonde Place, SW1W · Park Close, SW1X · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Parkside, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Peabody Avenue, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1W · Peninsular Tower, SW7 · Phipps Mews, SW1W · Pimilco Walk, N1 · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Pont Street Mews, SW1X · Pont Street, SW1X · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Raphael Street, SW1X · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Rotten Row, SW1X · Sedding Street, SW1W · Sedding Street, SW1X · Semley Place, SW1W · Sloane Court East, SW1W · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square, SW1W · South Carriage Drive, SW1X · South Eaton Place, SW1W · St Barnabas Mews, SW1W · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · Stackhouse Street, SW1X · Studio Place, SW1X · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland Street, SW1V · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Victoria Place, SW1W · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · Whittaker Street, SW1W · William Mews, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V ·


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