Today I want to bring you A Lady in London’s free self-guided Knightsbridge walk and map. This part of central London is all about luxury. It’s full of everything from iconic department stores to leafy garden squares and orange brick houses. Knightsbridge is one of the nicest neighborhoods in London, and it’s a great place to discover on foot. My walking route will let you see the best of the area and explore its hidden corners. I hope you enjoy the stroll.
From Harrods to Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street to Trevor Square, Knightsbridge is one of the most affluent central London neighborhoods.
My favorite thing about this part of the UK capital is its mix of all things opulent. From some of the best shopping in the city to pretty cafes, beautiful architecture, and luxury hotels, Knightsbridge has all the finer things in life.
Covering one of the most upscale areas of London, my Knightsbridge walk is an ideal way to get into the city’s shopping scene, explore picturesque streets, eat and drink at local restaurants and cafes, and indulge your inner hedonist.
You can see more walks in the book London’s Hidden Walks, too. It’s for you if you like discovering the city’s under-the-radar areas. You can get it here.
I’ve also written a whole post about London walks books. You can take a look at it if you want more options.
Knightsbridge Walk Route
My self-guided Knightsbridge walking tour starts at the Knightsbridge tube station. It’s centrally located and has good public transport links, so you can arrive by tube, bus, bike, or on foot from other parts of central or west London.
Start this Knightsbridge walk by exiting the station and making your way to Sloane Street. You’ll see the famous facade of Harvey Nichols on your left as you start to walk down towards Sloane Square.
Some of the city’s most famous luxury goods shops are here. You can browse before taking your first right onto Basil Street. You’ll spot a few more shops before starting to see the brick architecture this part of London is known for.
Continue your Knightsbridge walk down Basil Street, passing famous landmarks like The Capital Hotel as you go. It’s a great place to stay if you want to base yourself in the area. You can book a room here.
When you reach Hans Crescent, turn right and walk up the pedestrianized stretch next to Harrods until you reach Brompton Road.
There are lots of cafes here, so it’s a good place to stop for a snack or drink if you want to. You can also pop into Harrods for some shopping if you’re in the mood for retail therapy.
Whatever you choose, continue your Knightsbridge walk by retracing your steps back towards Basil Street. Keep straight on Hans Crescent and follow it around until it meets Pavilion Road.
Make sure to look up as you go, as there are lots of beautiful details on the buildings here.
When you reach Pavilion Road, turn right, then veer right on Herbert Crescent and make your way down to Hans Place.
This garden square is surrounded by stunning brick buildings. Turn right and make your way around the square counter-clockwise until you reach the southern end.
Exit the square onto Pont Street and turn right. Here you’ll see famous Pont Street Dutch architecture, which is characterized by brick gabled houses from the 1880s.
Walk down Pont Street, passing the Grade II-listed St Columba’s Church as you make your way to Walton Street. Turn right on Walton Street and peer into Pont Street Mews as you go by it. There are beautiful houses within.
As you continue down Walton Street, you can take in the white houses and eye-catching facade of the former St Saviours Church, which dates back to 1838.
Keep straight as Walton Street becomes Walton Place, and admire the residential architecture as you make your way to Hans Road.
Turn left on Hans Road, taking in the striped awnings on your right as you do. Hans Road will take you past Harrods and other shops as it leads you to Brompton Road.
Once at Brompton Road, turn right and walk down until you reach the road called Knightsbridge. You’ll see plenty of high street shops and the famous window displays at Harrods as you go.
When you reach Knightsbridge, turn left. Soak up the facades of the luxury apartment buildings, famous bars, and high-end restaurants around you, then turn left down the little alley that is Knightsbridge Green.
This place is hiding more sumptuous restaurants and bars. You can take them in while making your way down to Raphael Street. Turn right on Raphael Street, ducking under the tunnel and passing landmark restaurants like Zuma as you walk west.
When you reach the end of Raphael Street, continue straight on the narrow passage that connects it to Trevor Square. Once in the square, turn left and walk around it. Don’t miss the famous house with the pink shutters as you go.
At the south end of the square, take a right and follow Trevor Square to Trevor Place. Continue on Trevor Place as it curves around, and soak up the residential atmosphere as your Knightsbridge walk leads you up the road.
When you reach Montpelier Square, turn left and make your way to the square itself. Take in the square as you walk along the north edge of it, and keep walking until you reach Montpelier Walk.
Turn left on Montpelier Walk, admiring the pretty houses as you stroll down to Montpelier Place. Turn left there and walk to where it meets Montpelier Street. There are more beautiful details to soak up here.
When you reach Montpelier Street, turn right and walk down to Cheval Place.
Turn right, duck into Relton Mews if you want to, then continue your Knightsbridge walk down Cheval Place until you reach Montpelier Walk. Turn right on Montpelier Walk, passing pastel facades until you reach Rutland Street.
Turn left on Rutland Street, then pass through the hole in the wall on your right to get onto Rutland Mews East.
Turn left here and follow the mews down past where it becomes Ennismore Street. You’ll soon be at Rutland Mews South. There are beautiful houses to see here.
When you’re done taking in the mews, head back out to Ennismore Street, turn right, and retrace your steps back down Rutland Mews East to get to Rutland Street.
After passing through the hole in the wall, turn right and follow Rutland Street as it curves around and takes you back to Cheval Place.
Once at Cheval Place, turn right and follow it as it winds its way to Brompton Road. Turn right on Brompton Road, then take your first left onto Egerton Terrace. From there, take your first right onto Egerton Gardens.
This street has some of the prettiest brick buildings in London. In fact, I used one of them as the model for the Knightsbridge tote bags, coasters, and mugs in the A Lady in London collection. You can get one to commemorate your walk here.
Continue your Knightsbridge walk by following Egerton Gardens all the way around until it meets Egerton Terrace again. You’ll walk along the pretty green space of Egerton Crescent as you go.
When you reach Egerton Terrace, turn right, then take a quick left to loop around Egerton Place. This little garden is surrounded by stunning buildings, so make sure to look up, down, and all around as you walk.
Back on Egerton Terrace, turn right, then take another quick right on Egerton Gardens Mews. Follow this little street out to Yeoman’s Row and turn left when you get there.
You’ll pass shops, pubs, and restaurants as you make your way back to Brompton Road.
When you arrive, turn right on Brompton Road, then right on Beauchamp Place. This road is packed with shops, cafes, and restaurants, so you can stop here for a drink or snack if you want to.
If not, continue your Knightsbridge walk by following Beauchanp Place to the end and turning right on Walton Street. Take in the elegant white buildings, then turn left on Lennox Gardens.
This street will take you into Lennox Gardens themselves. You can do a loop around and take in the pretty buildings before turning right on Lennox Gardens to get to Pont Street.
Turn right on Pont Street and follow it all the way to Sloane Street, admiring the Pont Street Dutch architecture again as you go.
When you reach Sloane Street, turn left and walk up the road towards Knightsbridge station. You’ll pass embassies along the way.
Turn left on Lowndes Street, peeking into Motcomb Street in Belgravia as you make your way to Lowndes Square. Follow the square to the top, where it becomes William Street.
You’ll pass by restaurants on one side and the unique corncob shape of The Park Tower Knightsbridge hotel on the other as you make your way to Knightsbridge.
Turn left on Knightsbridge, passing the Mandarin Oriental and Harvey Nichols as you make your way to the tube station. The Mandarin Oriental afternoon tea is great, and there’s good food at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal if you want a meal.
If not, your self-guided Knightsbridge walk ends at the station where it started.
Knightsbridge Walking Tour Details and Map
I hope that seeing my Knightsbridge walk route has made you excited to get out and explore this this part of central London on foot. It’s one of the nicest neighborhoods in London, and it’s a great place to get into the luxurious heart of the UK capital.
If you’re interested in doing more walks in the area, head over to my blog post about central London walks. You can see more self-guided walks and maps on my London walking tours blog post, too. Happy walking!
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