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.
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.
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.
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.
- Museums, Galleries & Places of Interest
Science Museum – founded in 1857 by Bennet Woodcroft from the collections of the Royal Society of Arts and items from the Great Exhibition. Today, the museum contains a collection of machinery, cars, space exploration items, and a recreation of the Crick & Watson’s model of DNA.
Victoria & Albert Museum (or, The V&A as it is commonly known) – the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design with over 4.5 million objects in its permanent collection. Named after Queen Victoria & Prince Albert and dating back to 1836, the museum houses artworks spanning over 5,000 years from different cultures across the globe.
The Natural History Museum exhibits elements of natural history, such as plants, ecosystems, animals, paleontology and much, much more. Famous for the huge dinosaur skeleton that dominates the main hall, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, with several specimens collected by Charles Darwin. It would be easy to pass a day browsing the exhibits there are lots of specific children’s activities such as games, quizzes and downloads.