Top 10 attractions in Knightsbridge

Top 10 attractions in Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is one of London’s premier areas, located centrally and with plenty of options of places to stay. Knightsbridge station is easily accessible from all major airports and train stations, and provides links to the rest of London. The area is also home to some of London’s top attractions.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A Museum hosts 4.5 million works and is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. Founded in 1852, it is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Alongside artwork, the museum also houses a large collection of children’s literature.

Harrods

With over 330 departments on seven floors, Harrods has operated on the same 4.5 acres since 1834. As well as being the go to destination for high-class shopping, Harrods also has a few restaurants and a theatre box office.

Albert Memorial

On the border of Hyde Park is a memorial to the man who is responsible for many of the attractions in Knightsbridge and the neighbouring Kensington. As a huge supporter of the arts and sciences, Prince Albert provided the foundations for what the area is today.

Science Museum

With over 15,000 exhibits, the Science Museum is a children’s paradise. 3D and 4D simulators, alongside the museum’s IMAX theatre, create an interactive learning environment that teaches scientific principles.

Wellington Arch

Built by King George IV to commemorate the UK’s victories in the Napoleonic Wars, the arch didn’t gain it’s name until a statue of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, was added to the top. Although having moved from the original Marble Arch location and Wellesley having been replaced, the name remains to this day.

Apsley House

Officially No. 1 London, the house is today a museum dedicated to its most famous resident, the Duke of Wellington, and housing a large art collection. Closed for major holidays, more information on opening times can be found here.

Brompton Oratory

A Neoclassical Roman Catholic church on Brompton Road, the church is an exact replica of the Church of Gesu in Rome. It serves as London’s second largest Catholic Church and is also home to the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Niri, a local organisation of priests.

Royal Albert Hall

Another building dedicated to Prince Albert’s love of the arts, the Royal Albert Hall plays host to a wide range of world leading musicians as well as The Proms. Information on tickets and schedules can be found on the website.

Hyde Park

Bordered by Knightsbridge and Bayswater, Hyde Park is one of London’s largest green spaces and home to numerous summer festivals. At Speaker’s Corner you can witness individuals debating a wide range of important issues.

Natural History Museum

Free of charge, the museum holds over 80 million items and provides workshops that allow the public to get involved in science projects. Exhibits range from the world’s largest gold nugget to cast remains from the ruins of Pompeii.

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