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Little Chester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.



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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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
25 Park Lane:   25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.
Apollo Victoria Theatre:   The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre, across from London Victoria Station.
Apsley House:   There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
Apsley Way:   Apsley Way is the formal name for the pathway which runs under Wellington Arch.
Berkeley Square:   
Blandel Bridge:   The bridge over the Westbourne at Sloane Square was called Blandel Bridge and was later renamed Grosvenor Bridge.
Buckingham Palace Gardens:   
Down Street :   Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair.
Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Eaton Square School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Ebury Farm:   Ebury Farm was a simple marshy farm whose lands later became the richest real estate in London.
Francis Holland School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Francis Holland School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Goring Hotel:   The Goring Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England.
Green Park:   Green Park tube station is a London Underground station located on the north side of Green Park, close to the intersection of Piccadilly and the pedestrian Queen's Walk.
Green Park:   
Halkin Hotel:   The Halkin (styled as The Halkin by COMO) is a 5-star hotel.
Harrods:   Harrods is an upmarket department store located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
Hyde Park Corner:   At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
Inchbald School of Design:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
InterContinental London:   InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.
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 and Belgravia Children’s Centre Information Point:   This is a children’s centre.
Little Ben:   Little Ben is a cast iron miniature clock tower, situated at the intersection of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street, close to the approach to Victoria station.
London Lock Hospital:   The London Lock Hospital was the first venereal disease clinic.
Mayfair:   Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital's most exclusive property of all types.
More House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Park Lane Hotel:   The Park Lane Hotel is a 5 Star hotel on Piccadilly, London.
RAF Bomber Command Memorial:   The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War.
Ranelagh Gardens:   
River Westbourne outflow:   The River Westbourne flowed into the Thames at this point.
Royal Aeronautical Society:   The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Royal Mews:   The Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family.
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College:   University technical college (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Sloane Square:   Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.
St Barnabas’ CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St George’s Hanover Square CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Nicholas Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Paul’s Church:   St Paul’s Church is an Anglican church of the Anglo-Catholic tradition located at 32a Wilton Place.
St Peter’s Eaton Square CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The 52 bus:   In modern times, the 52 bus route plies from Victoria station as far as Willesden Bus Garage.
The Fascination of Chelsea: Ranelagh Gardens:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
Victoria:   The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.
Victoria Bus Station:   Victoria bus station is a bus station outside Victoria Station in Terminus Place.
Victoria Palace Theatre:   Victoria Palace Theatre stands opposite Victoria Station.
Wellington Arch:   Wellington Arch is located to the south of Hyde Park at the western corner of Green Park.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus:   An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus, Mr Gladstone Travelling with Ordinary Passengers, 1885
Shepherd Market:   Shepherd Market was described by Arthur Bingham Walkley in 1925 as one of the oddest incongruities in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adams Row, W1K · Albert Gate, SW1X · Alderney Street, SW1V · Aldford Street, W1K · Allington Street, SW1E · Ann’s Close, SW1X · Archibald Mews, W1K · Audley Square, W1K · Avery Row, W1K · Balfour Mews, W1K · Balfour Place, W1K · Barlow Place, W1J · Basil Mansions, SW3 · Basil Street, SW1X · Basil Street, SW3 · Beauchamp Mansions, SW3 · Beauchamp Place, SW3 · Beaufort Gardens, SW3 · Beeston Place, SW1W · Belgrave Mews North, SW1X · Belgrave Mews South, SW1X · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Belgrave Place, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Berkeley House, W1J · Berkeley Square House, W1J · Berkeley Square, W1J · Berkeley Street, W1J · Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W · Bolton Street, W1J · Bond Street, W1S · Bourdon Place, W1K · Bourdon Street, W1K · Bourne Street, SW1W · Bowater House West, SW1X · Brick Street, W1J · Bridge Place, SW1V · Brompton Place, SW3 · Brompton Road, SW1X · Brompton Road, SW3 · Brompton Square, SW3 · Brook Street, W1K · Brooks Mews, W1K · Bruton Lane, W1J · Bruton Lane, W1S · Bruton Place, W1J · Bruton Street, W1J · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1V · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Buckland House, SW1V · Bulleid Way, SW1W · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Cadogan Lane, SW1X · Cadogan Place, SW1X · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Carlos Place, W1K · Carriage Drive, SE21 · Carriage Drive, SE22 · Carrington Street, W1J · Chapel Street, SW1X · Charles Street, W1J · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chesham Close, SW1X · Chesham Mews, SW1X · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Close, W1M · Chester Mews, SW1X · Chester Row, SW1W · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Chester Street, SW1X · Chesterfield Gardens, W1J · Chesterfield Street, W1J · Cheval Place, SW7 · Cheylesmore House, SW1W · Clarendon Street, SW1V · Clarges Mews, W1J · Clarges Street, W1J · Cliveden Place, SW1W · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Constitution Hill, SW1A · Constitution Hill, SW1W · Constitution Hill, SW1X · Constitution Hill, W1J · Constitution Hill, W1K · Cottage Place, SW3 · Cottage Place, SW7 · Culross Street, W1K · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Curzon Square, W1K · Curzon Street, W1J · Davies Street, W1J · Davies Street, W1K · Davis Street, W1K · Deanery Street, W1K · Derby Street, W1J · Dorchester Ride, W1K · Dove Walk, SW1W · Down Street, W1J · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · Duke of York Square, SW1W · Dunraven Street, W1K · Duplex Ride, SW1X · East Concourse, SW1V · Eaton Close, SW1W · Eaton Gate, SW1W · Eaton Lane, SW1W · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Row, SW1W · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Bridge, SW1V · Ebury Bridge, SW1W · Ebury Mews, SW1W · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Street, SW1W · Ebury Strreet, SW1W · Eccleston Bridge, SW1V · Eccleston Bridge, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Square Mews, SW1V · Eccleston Square, SW1V · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Egerton Gardens Mews, SW3 · Egerton Gardens, SW3 · Elizabeth Bridge, SW1V · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Ennismore Mews, SW7 · Ennismore Street, SW7 · Fairholt Street, SW7 · Farm Street, W1J · Fitzmaurice Place, W1J · Fountain Square, SW1W · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Garrick House, W1J · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Glasgow Terrace, SW1V · Graftan Street, W1S · Grafton Street, W1S · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Green Street, W1K · Greenwood, SE26 · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Gardens Mews East, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W · Grosvenor Hill, W1K · Grosvenor Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Grosvenor Square, W1A · Grosvenor Square, W1K · Grosvenor Street, W1K · Half Moon Street, W1J · Halkin Street, SW1X · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · 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 · Hay Hill, W1J · Hay’s Mews, W1J · Hays Mews, W1J · Headfort Place, SW1X · Herbert Crescent, SW1X · Hertford Street, W1J · Hill Street, W1J · Hobart Place, SW1W · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hudsons Place, SW1V · Hugh Street, SW1V · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Jones Street, W1K · Kingston House North, SW7 · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knight’s Bridge, E20 · Knightsbridge Barracks, SW7 · Knightsbridge Court, SW1X · Knightsbridge Green, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW3 · Lambs Close, SW1W · Lancashire Court, W1S · Lancelot Place, SW7 · Landsdowne Row, W1J · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Lansdowne House, W1J · Lansdowne Row, W1J · Lees Place, W1K · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W · Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W · Lowndes Square, SW1X · Lowndes Street, SW1X · Lutyens House, SW1V · Lyall Mews West, SW1X · Lyall Mews, SW1X · Main Concourse, SW1V · Market Mews, W1J · Mayfair Place, W1J · Mews Yard, WC2H · Montpelier Mews, SW7 · Montpelier Square, SW7 · Montpelier Street, SW3 · Montpelier Street, SW7 · Montpelier Walk, SW7 · Montrose Court, SW7 · Montrose Place, SW1X · Mount Row, W1K · Mount Street Mews, W1K · Mount Street, W1 · Mount Street, W1K · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · New Bond Street, W1 · New Bond Street, W1S · New Ride, SW1X · New Ride, SW7 · North Audley Street, W1K · North Terrace, SW3 · North Terrace, SW7 · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Park Lane, W1J · Ollin Street, E14 · Ormonde Place, SW1W · Ovington Gardens, SW3 · Park Close, SW1X · Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1K · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Street, W1K · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Park Towers, W1J · Parkside, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Paxton Terrace, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1W · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Peninsular Tower, SW7 · Phipps Mews, SW1W · Piccadilly, SW1A · Pimilco Walk, N1 · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Pont Street, SW1X · Princes Gate, SW7 · Providence Court, W1K · Queen Street, W1J · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Raphael Street, SW1X · Raphael Street, SW7 · Red Lion Yard, W1K · Reeves Mews, W1K · Relton Mews, SW7 · Rex Place, W1K · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Rotten Row, SW1X · Rotten Row, SW7 · Rutland Gardens, SW7 · Rutland Gate Mews, SW7 · Rutland Gate, SW7 · Rutland Street, SW7 · Semley Place, SW1W · Shepards Place, W1K · Shepherd Market, W1J · Shepherd Street, W1J · Shepherds Place, W1K · Showing every photo/image so far featured, SW1W · Sloane Court East, SW1W · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square House, SW1W · Sloane Street, SW1X · South Audley Street, W1K · South Carriage Drive, SW1X · South Carriage Drive, SW7 · South Eaton Place, SW1W · South Street, W1K · St Barnabas Mews, SW1W · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · St Georges Square, E14 · Stackhouse Street, SW1X · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Stanhope Row, W1J · Stratton Street, W1J · Studio Place, SW1X · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland Street, SW1V · Terminus Place, SW1 · Terminus Place, SW1V · Terminus Place, SW1W · The Royal Mews, SW1E · The Royal Mews, SW1W · Three Kings Yard, W1K · Three Kings’ Yard, W1K · Tilney Street, W1K · Tintern House, SW1V · Trebeck Street, W1J · Trevor Place, SW7 · Trevor Square, SW3 · Trevor Square, SW7 · Trevor Street, SW7 · Turpentine Lane, SW1V · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K · Victoria Arcade, SW1V · Victoria Place, SW1W · Victoria Square, SW1W · Victoria Subway, SW1X · Victoria Walk, E3 · Walden House, SW1W · Walkway, SW7 · Warwick Place North, SW1V · Warwick Row, SW1E · Warwick Way, SW1V · Waverton Street, W1J · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · West Mews, SW1V · Westmoreland Terrace, SW1V · White Horse Street, W1J · Whittaker Street, SW1W · William Mews, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Street, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V · Woods Mews, W1K ·
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