Knightsbridge, London SW3 1PS
Knightsbridge Luxury: Claverley Court Serviced Apartments offer the very best in 5-star London luxury. Located in a tree-lined square just around the corner from world famous department stores, Harrods and Harvey Nichols, it's the ideal location for short stay leisure visits or for long stay residential use.
With 16 spacious apartments there's a choice of Studios, One and Two Bedroom apartments, plus for more space and two luxury Three Bedroom Suites: The Beaufort Penthouse and The Knightsbridge Suite: a split-level family apartment on the first floor.
Designed to create a luxurious, comfortable and homely environment, all the apartments feature the very best furnishings, fabrics, wallpapers, woven carpets and exquisite polished plaster finishes. And, all apartments face east and west to maximise light and during the summer month’s guests can enjoy either a London sunrise or sunset.
Knightsbridge buzzes with activity and retail opportunity. A designer shopping Mecca for International and British fashion houses, it's also home to celebrated restaurants, exclusive hair and beauty salons, antiques and art dealers, and exclusive bars and clubs. And, with easy travel links close by, Hyde Park, world famous Museums, Royal Palaces and much more, Claverley Court is the ideal location for short stay leisure visits and long stay residential use.
Apartment Rating: ★★★★★
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Studio One is located on the Second Floor and features a combined Living/sleeping area with double bed, TV/DVD a Kitchen area includes microwave (only), kettle and toaster. The Bathroom is fitted with power shower.
(Total floor space: 16m²/172ft²)
Studio Two is located on the Lower Ground Floor and features a combined Living/sleeping area with Double bed, flat screen TV and free Sky Channels, a fully fitted Kitchen and Bathroom with bath and power shower.
(Total floor space: 25m² / 269ft²)
1 Bedroom Standard
One Bedroom apartments located on the Lower Ground Floor featuring a generous sized Living/Dining area with flat screen TV/DVD (with Freeview & Sky channels) and audio system. The modern, fully-fitted Kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The Bedroom is fitted with a King-size bed (which can be split into a twin, if preferred) and custom built wardrobes for storage. The Bathroom includes bath and power shower.
1 Bedroom Superior
One Bedroom Superior apartment located on the Ground Floor. The apartment features a Living/Dining area fitted with flatscreen TV/DVD (with free Sky and Freeview channels) and music system and the fully fitted Kitchen includes modern appliances, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The Bedroom is fitted with a King-size bed (which can be split into two beds, if preferred), TV and custom-built wardrobes for storage. The Bathroom includes a bath and power shower.
1 Bedroom Executive
Executive One Bedroom apartments offer more space and comfort. The spacious Living/Dining area is with a flat screen TV/DVD, free Sky channels and audio system. A modern fully-fitted Kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The Bedroom is fitted with a King-size bed (which can be split into a twin, if preferred), custom built wardrobes. The Bathroom is fitted with Jacuzzi and power shower.
2 Bedroom Deluxe
Two Bedroom Deluxe apartments feature a spacious Living/Dining area and include a flat screen TV/DVD (with Freeview & Sky channels) and premium audio system. The fully-fitted open plan Kitchen with modern appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Each Bedroom is fitted with a King-size bed (which can be split into twin beds, if preferred), flat-screen TV and built-in cupboards for storage. The Master Bedroom has en-suite facilities with walk-in shower and the second Bathroom is fitted with Jacuzzi bath and power shower.
Please note:access to the apartment is via the lift and a short flight of stairs.
2 Bedroom Executive
Two Bedroom Executive apartments feature more luxury, space and comfort.
The spacious Living/Dining area includes flat screen TV/DVD (with Freeview & Sky channels) and audio system. The fully-fitted Kitchen includes modern appliances with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Both Bedrooms are fitted with a King-size bed (which can be split into twin beds, if preferred) and flat-screen TV. The Master Bedroom includes an en-suite Bathroom and both Bathrooms are fitted with Jacuzzi bath and power shower.
Beaufort Penthouse Suite – exclusive London luxury.
A beautifully styled Three Bedroom Penthouse Suite offering space, comfort and luxury. Decorated throughout with marble, walnut floors, designer furniture and select works of art. The spacious Living/Dining area is fitted with a flat screen TV (with Sky & Freeview channels), and superior audio-visual system, and the spacious, modern Kitchen is fitted with high quality appliances. All three Bedrooms include a flat screen TV, King-size bed and en-suite Bathroom. Two Bathrooms are fitted with a Jacuzzi bath and the third with a walk-in shower. The Master Bedroom provides additional space and luxury with a conservatory and balcony for guests to enjoy extra space and views across the London skyline.
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The Knightsbridge Suite is located on the first floor and offers spacious, comfortable accommodation ideal for family living. This generously sized apartment is decorated throughout with marble, walnut floors, designer furniture and select works of art to create a comfortable, luxurious living space.
The Living/Dining area includes a flat screen TV/DVD (48 inch screen) with Sky channels and premium audio-visual system. The generous sized Kitchen is fitted with high quality, modern appliances. All three Bedrooms include King-size beds and TV/DVD. Two Bedrooms have ensuite facilities with bath and power shower, but it’s the Master Bedroom that’s the main feature: a suite within a suite with custom-designed walk-in wardrobe, private living space and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi bath and power shower.
The apartment also features a balcony area that runs off the Kitchen and main Living Room.
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In Room Private & Personal Chef Service
With our private chef service you will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation in style.
Luxury Car Transfer Service
We provide high class vehicles to help you get around London and to your destination. Airport transfers can also be arranged. All vehicles are climate controlled, immaculately cleaned and driven by efficient professional chauffeurs. To book please contact Reception.
Knightsbridge can be described in three words: wealthy, international and shopping. Located between Mayfair, Kensington and Belgravia, it’s one of the most exclusive residential and retail districts in west London and, of course, home to the world famous department store, Harrods. As well as shopping, Knightsbridge is renowned for its range of exclusive bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes and attracts the rich, the royal and the celebrated from all over the globe.
Property prices in the area are sky high and although virtually in the heart of the city, residential streets are often located in quiet, tree-lined squares, tucked away from the buzz and activity of Brompton Road and Sloane Street. The architecture is imposing and mostly early 19th century red brick Queen Anne revival buildings or white stucco town houses by Thomas Cubitt (see ‘What to Do in Belgravia’) – wander the streets, absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere and enjoy the shopping.
Palaces & Museums
Buckingham Palace: the Queen’s official London residence and centre of Britain’s constitutional monarchy. Built in 1837, the Palace has 775 rooms and measures 108 metres across the front, 120 metres deep (includes the central quadrangle) and is 24 metres high. The Palace is open to visitors each year from July to September and the 19 room tour includes the grand hall, garden, lake and library.
Victoria & Albert (V&A): Founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers & manufacturers, today it houses more than 4 million pieces spanning centuries and cultures. Special attractions include the £30 million regenerated space that is now the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries that display a unique collection of masterpieces of medieval craftsmanship.
The Natural History Museum: the Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum which is also home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. For adults, and especially children, it’s a great day out where they can try their hand at becoming a scientist, take part in gallery trails and art activities, step inside the ‘solar system’ or even ‘experience’ an earthquake.
The Science Museum : Another great day out for children – the museum collection includes machinery, cars, space exploration displays and plenty of interactive activities.
For a picnic, an evening stroll, or full-on exercise Hyde Park is right on the doorstep behind the impressive Brompton Oratory. The Park opens every day from 5am to midnight and offers plenty of space and activities – come rain or shine. During the summer months popular musical events are held here and in the winter (November-January) a Winter Wonderland is the main festive attraction.
Kensington Gardens: recently voted one of the UK’s favourite outdoor spaces, (daily mail website – image) it’s a smaller, quieter space with lots of points of interest and places to explore: the Peter Pan statue, the Italian Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery and the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial playground.
Knightsbridge is one of London’s finest shopping areas. Between Brompton Road, Sloane Street and Knightsbridge you’ll find British and International fashion houses and below are just a few of the designers to check-out:
- Shoe designers: Jimmy Choo & Manolo Blahnik
- French Fashion: Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel,
- International: Joseph, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, Saint Laurent, Boss and many more
- Scotch Corner is home to Burberry offering high-quality Scottish goods including a Tartan room, men’s and women’s fashions
And, Harrods, the world’s most famous department store, began in the middle of the 19th century when Henry Charles Harrod started a grocery shop on Brompton Street. A shift in focus to selling high quality goods rather than competing for low prices resulted in expansion and the shop becoming a tremendous success.
Today, features include 60 fashion departments, a celebrated Food Hall and at night the store is lit by 11,000 lights. Although Harrods is open to all, there is still a strict dress code and customers have been turned away for wearing too little!
Harvey Nichols: began life in 1813 as a linen shop on the corner of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street and progressed in the 1880’s to selling luxury goods. Today, it’s a favourite stomping ground for fashion and food lovers with eight floors offering superior home wares, fashion and beauty, and the entire fifth floor dedicated to food and restaurants.
Restaurants: Knightsbridge offers a choice of superb award winning restaurants and cuisines. Below are some suggestions to try out:
Mr Chow (151 Knightsbridge): glitz, glamour and stylish Chinese food. Enjoy watching famous dishes being prepared and famous people.
Zafferano (15 Lowndes Street): Michelin star. Honest, wholesome Italian cuisine at its best.
Foliage Restaurant (66 Knightsbridge, set in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel): Michelin star restaurant and beautiful dining room with magnificent views over Hyde Park.
Petrus (1 Kinnerton Street, inside the plush Berkeley Hotel): Michelin star restaurant and home to the gutsy and robust cuisine of celebrity chef Marcus Wareing. Modern French cuisine and a favourite with celebs, it’s and regularly referred to by the critics as the best fine dining restaurant in London.
5th Floor Café at Harvey Nichols: pan-Mediterranean menu and a place to be seen. There’s plenty of space and lovely terrace available during the summer months.
Amaya (19 Motcomb Street) Michelin star Indian cuisine with a difference. The open kitchen serves elegant dishes cooked either on the tandoor, sigri grill or tawa skillet and described as a ‘pleasure for the senses’.
Racine (239 Brompton Road): warm, friendly and neighbourhood favourite. Good Bourgeois French cooking and short but great wine list.
Viktor Restaurant (116 Knightsbridge): modern and traditional Japanese cuisine.
Ishbila (9 William Street): family-owned restaurant serving ‘top-notch’ Lebanese food in a sophisticated, fashionable setting.
Maria Vanna (116 Knightsbridge): authentic Russian cuisine, although the décor is more like a cramped living room than restaurant.
A Short History: From village, to haven for the wealthy and well-heeled.
Originally a small hamlet between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing, Knightsbridge was named after a bridge that crossed over the, now underground, River Westbourne. As far back as 1141 it is recorded that the citizens of London met Matilda of England at the Knight’s Bridge and over the centuries, the area was renowned as the haunt of highwaymen, robbers and cut throats targeting travellers on the western route out of London.
The manor of Knightsbridge passed into the hands first of the Whashes, or Walshes, and then into those of a family named Davis. The last male member of the family, Alexander Davis, left an only daughter and heiress, Mary, who, in 1676, was married to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, whose descendants are the present Duke of Westminster and Lord Ebury. Today, the 6th Duke of Westminster is still the principal landowner and owns vast pieces of real estate across London.