Knightsbridge is one of London's most popular and up-market tourist areas, where you can find some of the city's greatest historic buildings, galleries and museums. The area is also famous for its exclusive hotels and restaurants, making it an ideal place to visit.
Harrods is arguably the most famous department store in the world. Founded in 1849, it is reputed to be able to supply any request. Covering more than a million square feet, and with over 300 departments, you have an unparalleled choice of items. The food hall is justifiably world-renowned, selling a wealth of delicious products, including picnic hampers, and there are over 30 places to eat. You will also find a beauty salon, pharmacy and bank. The summer and winter sales are essential events for many, and the 'By Appointment' personal shopping service is second to none. Whether you intend to buy or simply window-shop, Harrods is definitely the place to go.
Lovers of Italian style will head straight for the Emporio Armani on Brompton Road, where you can lose yourself in the heady world of stylish design. Womenswear includes dresses, jackets, knitwear and underwear, as well as separates, whilst the men's department offers suits, trousers and shirts, and casual wear. And of course, you can also buy the perfect accessories to complete the look, all exhibiting the effortless chic that is the signature of Armani design.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Knightsbridge has a number of top class restaurants, but the award-winning Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is hard to beat. This Michelin starred establishment is famous for its historical British cuisine, developed under the watchful eye of owner Heston Blumenthal and Head Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts. It also features full-height windows allowing diners a unique view of the kitchens. There is a choice of set menu or a la carte dining, a private dining option and a Chef's Table with taste menu. Every dish is mouth-watering, but why not start with Nettle Porridge with frog's legs, girol garlic and fennel? Follow this with Spiced Pigeon with ale and artichokes, and lastly Quaking Pudding, with pear, perry, caramel and lime. Or for an unforgettable dessert, choose the nitro ice cream trolley, where staff will prepare your dish using liquid nitrogen.
The Roof Gardens
Owned by Richard Branson, The Roof Gardens is the perfect place for a weekend night out. The rooftop Babylon Restaurant serves a range of tasty dishes, with summer barbecues a speciality at weekends, all to be enjoyed with panoramic views across London. The Tudor Garden features live music and a DJ. The private members club has dance music and a DJ at weekends, and is extremely popular. Booking is essential as the guest list must be submitted in advance, and the dress code is 'dress to impress'. Private parties and events can also be arranged.
The Berkeley is considered to be one of London's finest 5-star hotels. With a range of luxurious rooms and some of London's best hotel suites, designed in elegant classical style teamed with contemporary flair, this outstanding hotel has two haute cuisine restaurants. Marcus Wareing specialises in modern European food, with a choice of set menu or a la carte, whilst Koffman's serves the finest French cuisine. Informal dining and afternoon tea is hosted in the Caramel Room and the Blue Bar serves cocktails, vintage champagne, and over 50 varieties of whisky. The rooftop pool has wonderful views, and there is also a spa and fitness suite available to guests.
There is no doubt that Knightsbridge has much to offer visitors, and is an unmissable London destination for those seeking a touch of luxury.
This article suggest premier Knightsbridge attractions, including shops, restaurants, a nightclub and a hotel.
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