Knightsbridge is undoubtedly one of the most affluent parts of London. From the world-famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores, to the array of high-class restaurants and bars, it is an area that must be experienced. Should you be fortunate enough to be spending a short break near Knightsbridge, then one thing you do not need to worry about is how accessible it is for you to travel to the area, as well as from it to one of the many tourist hot spots that the capital has to offer.
You can catch one of the iconic black cabs, or even explore the city by foot. However, to get a true London experience, travelling on the London Underground is a must. There are a number of stations near Knightsbridge that make it a very convenient spot.
Knightsbridge Tube Station
Handily located right by Harrods, Knightsbridge Tube Station is located on One Brompton Road, which is a whole three minute walk away from the department store. Situated in Zone One, Knightsbridge Tube Station runs on the Piccadilly Line, which is very convenient should you be wanting to stop off at Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden or even Heathrow Airport should you have an important flight to catch! If you don’t have a ticket, or are a bit unsure as to whether or not you need to be heading North or South, then make sure to speak to one of the helpful members of staff at the Ticket Halls. If it is looking as though you will be travelling around a fair bit, it is worth getting an Oyster Card which you can just top up at any of the machines at all stations.
Obviously, it goes without saying that you need to make sure you have money on your Oyster Card, otherwise you may just find yourself stuck at one of the gates leading towards the trains. Don’t worry if you haven’t any cash on you, though, as Knightsbridge Tube Station has a number of cash machines on hand. You can even take out Euros if you wish!
Another great feature of Knightsbridge Tube Station is that there is WiFi available, meaning that you can always stay connected! From Knightsbridge Tube Station you can also get a number of buses should you decide you would rather not travel underground.
Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
Also on the Piccadilly Line, Hyde Park Corner Tube Station is only a stone’s throw away from central Knightsbridge.There are no surprises really here as to which iconic landmark is close by, so should you fancy going for a wander around Hyde Park, you are in the right place! Why not go for a wander around the Serpentine and go for a boat ride? Or see how many famous memorials and statues you can find – the statue of Achilles is particularly impressive, so be sure to keep an eye out for it! Again, Hyde Park Corner Tube Station has some of the best connections in the city meaning that there are a number of incredible attractions right on your doorstep. Do you have tickets booked for a West End show? Perfect – you are only a few stops away from Leicester Square and the theatreland area of the city. Ensuring that you are constantly connected, the station offers WiFi as well as a number of pay phones should any low battery situation arise, or you are simply running late for an important date.
Being on the Piccadilly Line which loops around to Heathrow Airport, it is pretty handy that Hyde Park Corner Tube Station also offers cash machines from which you can retrieve Euros from, which will hopefully come in handy when saving time at the airport (perfect for when you are running late to catch your plane!).
There are, of course, also a number of cash machines from which you can take out British pounds – particularly useful should you be heading towards Harvey Nichols. No.11 Cadogan Gardens is a wonderful hotel which is close to both tube stations, and provides not only a luxury room for you to rest your head following a day of sightseeing or shopping, but also has a restaurant and bar, selling some of the most delicious meals and drinks that you will find in Knightsbridge.