Top Five Things to Do in Knightsbridge and South Kensington
October 23, 2018
1. Shopping - Knightsbridge is one of London's most famous shopping districts, its a top spot for tourists and home residents for luxury shopping. Harrods covers 4.5 acres of Knightsbridge with 330 departments over seven floors, from groceries to clothing to home goods. Harvey Nichols first opened in Knightsbridge in 1831, it has led the way in sourcing the most desirable and cutting-edge designer brands. Recognised as the UK's premier luxury fashion retailer, Harvey Nichols is internationally renowned for its expertly edited fashion and beauty merchandise, premium food and wine offer and award-winning restaurants.
2. Museums - South Kensington is host to three fantastic museums including the Science museum, Natural History museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum. All three providing a cultural and educational experience. The science museum has over 15,000 exhibitions dedicated to the sciences, There’s also a number of interactive exhibits to teach scientific principles, which include 3D and 4D simulators to give visitors the experience of flying with the Red Arrows or participating in an Apollo moon mission. The Natural History Museum holds approximately 80 million items in five collections comprising botany, mineralogy, entomology, paleontology, and zoology. Being publicly funded, the museum doesn’t charge an admission fee, and there are plenty of chances to get involved with volunteer opportunities and citizen science projects. The Victoria and Albert Museum (also known as the V&A) has a collection of more than 4.5 million works. For children’s literature fans, the V&A also holds the largest collection of Beatrix Potter’s work, which includes her manuscripts, photographs, and drawings. Present exhibitions cover everything from the design in opera and ocean liners to the history of Winnie the Pooh. More than just the look of things, the museum also has exhibits dedicated to the materials used in building art.
3. Royal Albert Hall - The Royal Albert hall have hosted the world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics. Appearing on their stage since The Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences there every year, with millions more experiencing their events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
4. Hyde Park - One of the largest parks in London, Hyde Park contains a great number of memorials, events, statues, and architectural wonders. At Speakers Corner, you can witness any number of individuals may debate on important issues. The Princess Diana Memorial Garden pays tribute to her memory by being a place where children from all backgrounds can play. The Serpentine is one of the most peaceful and beautiful bodies of water in London. It is also home to Winter Wonderland a festive fun-fair placed every winter for all to enjoy including market stalls, a Ferris wheel, ice-skating and much more.
5. Apsley House - Standing in the heart of London, Apsley House is the former home of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, victor of Waterloo. Designed and built by Robert Adam in the 1770s, the house was bought by the duke in 1817. He transformed it into a palatial residence to befit his status, and filled it with works of art and gifts from grateful rulers across Europe. The public rooms now form a dazzling backdrop to Wellington’s outstanding collection.