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Knightsbridge – a village among world class attractions

If you ask people what thoughts spring to mind when they think of Knightsbridge they will probably come up with some of the following: expensive property, fashionable boutiques and other high-end shops. Certainly it is internationally recognized and a hub for the world’s glamorous and beautiful.

So it may surprise you to know Knightsbridge was originally a hamlet that straddled Kensington and Chelsea. Admittedly this is going back many centuries ago when there was an actual bridge that crossed the river Westbourne, which now runs underground (avid historians can find out more on wiki here).

But give it further thought and you will notice that Knightsbridge has a uniquely village feel to it. This is partly down to the tree-lined streets, the outdoor cafes and the vibrant atmosphere. Who knows, perhaps this is partly down to its origins as a village on the outskirts of London?

The picture shows the precious wood work of one of the most iconic Ivar interior design London flat in Knightsbridge. Harrods' building can be seen out of the windows at night.

What makes Knightsbridge so unique is how it retains its close-knit village feel whilst at the same time offering so many world-class activities on its doorstep. There is of course the shopping so let’s start there. Not only is Knightsbridge home to Harrods and Harvey Nichols but it also boasts small boutiques and creative independents. You can see more about Knightsbridge shopping here. Then there are the restaurants, with Petrus, Zafferano and Hawksmoor you are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating in Knightsbridge (OpenTable lists the best restaurants in the area here). Aside from these, there are also the small independents and cosy eateries where you might prefer to spend time during the day. In terms of places to stay you can’t really go wrong with the Berkeley or the Mandarin Oriental.

It isn’t all about fine dining or expensive shops and hotels. There is plenty to do if you want to while away your time in the beautiful parks – Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are many people’s favourite in London. You can also spend time in London’s best museums – the Natural History Museum and the V&A – and learn about our past.

With so much to do in the area, it is no surprise that so many people want to live in Knightsbridge.

Ennismore Gardens is an outstandingly beautiful street within this modern-day village. The street consists of tall, elegant period buildings and has one of London’s famous private gardens opposite. Luxury properties on this street are located in the heart of Knightsbridge and seconds away from all the main attractions.

At Ivar we have a unique opportunity to purchase one of our properties in Ennismore Gardens. The flat has been designed to the Ivar standard which means it is as beautiful inside as Knightsbridge itself. For further details click here.A photo taken at night of the Royal Albert Hall close to Hyde Park in London.

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