Take a sneak peek into one the world's most exclusive areas
Knightsbridge and Belgravia is one of the most expensive residential areas in the world. The district is roughly confined within the parameters of Knightsbridge Road, Sloane Street, Pimlico Road, Buckingham Palace Road, and Grosvenor Place.
Within an area of 400 acres, you will find the homes of some of the most influential people in the world, the finest fashion houses, and a wealth of independent shops and restaurants.
Much of Belgravia is still owned by the Grosvenor Estate, the company who operates on behalf of the current and 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald CavendishGrosvenor.
The estate is characterised by its white stucco terraces, which are as mysterious as they are impressive. Often difficult to see what is housed within their walls, some of these homes have been extended in every direction imaginable and contain hidden swimming pools and private nightclubs.
Knightsbridge is one of the most unchanged, attractive areas of central London, with little in the way of offices nearby but plenty of shops and restaurants, real estate agencies, gyms and spas, all designed to serve the needs of local residents and tourists. There are plenty of ways to spend money in this charming corner of the capital. Harrods is the most famous of the local shops, a huge tourist attraction employing over3000 staff in more than 300 departments. However, locals turn their nose up at this garish overcrowded place and much prefer Harvey Nichols, a chic alternative to three floors of designer wear, a huge beauty department and delectable delicacies on the fifth floor, all at extremely high prices. If you have the money to spend and want some designer clothes, look no further than Sloane Street. Christian Dior, Chanel, Prada,Gucci, Armani, Alberta Ferretti, Nicole Fahri and Katharine Hamnett are just some of the designers with shops on Sloane Street, all within a stiletto heeled walk of each other. There are also a number of exquisite specialist lingerie stores including Rigby & Peller on Hans Road and La Perla on Sloane Street itself. Testimony to the area’s wealth, it is also home to banks such as Coutts, who are bankers to the Queen.
If you are thinking of moving to Knightsbridge and are looking for a property to buy, then look no further. Engel & Völkers Chelsea currently has three beautiful properties available for sale in this lovely area.
Asking price: Offers Above £7,500,000
This stunning first floor, lateral apartment is situated in arguably one of Knightsbridge's most sought- after period mansion blocks. It consists of three bedrooms with high ceilings and beautiful original features throughout.
This exclusive building also accommodates a lift, a fully fitted gym and spa room. It also offers an extremely high level of security, as it is on a private gated road with 24-hour security, 24-hour porterage and off street parking available.
Asking price: £2,950,000
This is an excellent raised ground floor apartment located in a 1970’s modern block overlooking a beautiful and quiet garden square.
The property consists of three double bedrooms with high ceilings and ample storage throughout, parquet flooring, separate kitchen, and dining room. The apartment also boasts an additional study room which offers a great standard of living in an exclusive area of London.
The layout of the property benefits from a lot of natural light and offers excellent entertaining space with a fantastic drawing room and has retained all of its original beauty and charming features.
Asking price: £1,295,000
This is an exclusive and beautiful one bedroom apartment in a Grade II listed building. This type of apartment comes rare to the market and it boasts a lot of light and is spacious throughout with spectacular high ceilings. The property has maintained all of its original features and has a beautiful south facing balcony.