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Knightsbridge, London

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Knightsbridge is an exclusive residential and retail district in West London, south of Hyde Park. It is identified in the London Plan as one of two international retail centres in London, alongside the West End.HistoryKnightsbridge was a hamlet located primarily in the parish of St Margaret (detached) and partly in St Martin in the Fields (the part that later became St George Hanover Square). It also extended into the parishes of Kensington and Chelsea. It was therefore divided between local authorities from a very early time.In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river. It is recorded that the citizens of London met Matilda of England at the Knight's Bridge in 1141.From 1885 to 1887, as a result of the opening of trade between Britain and the Far East, Humphreys' Hall in Knightsbridge hosted an exhibition of Japanese culture in a setting built to resemble a traditional Japanese village. The exhibition was very popular, with over 250,000 visitors during its early months. Japanese artisans illustrated "the manners, customs, and art-industries of their country, attired in their national and picturesque costumes. Magnificently decorated and illuminated Buddhist temple. Five o’clock tea in the Japanese tea-house. Japanese Musical and other Entertainments. Every-day Life as in Japan". W.S. Gilbert and his wife attended the exhibition, which is said to have inspired him to write The Mikado. When the Mikado requests of Ko-Ko the address of his son (Nanki-Poo) after Ko-Ko tells the Mikado that Nanki-Poo has "gone abroad," Ko-Ko replies that Nanki-Poo has gone to Knightsbridge.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Qi Shi bridge game 覽, iron that Qi Bridge station to Prada. In addition to the haluosi Department store, can still go to Tel Aviv • Knicks, Burberry and other experience London Luxury South China area type. Same time can walk bridge area of Qi Xin bian 賞 weeks over a century of history and Construction, tired to find a location coffee and steam provides some basic dining hall for a drink coffee, eat British dessert or eating of the Macedonia English afternoon tea.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Just walk through the region and pay attention to the parked cars to understand that if you're in a differentiated region of the city. The amount of Ferraris, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces there indicates the purchasing power of the customers of the refined local shops. Beautiful houses and buildings, including the famous Harrod's.
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  • July 24, 2017
    English-style shopping street very smart and nice to see worth a stroll
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