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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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  • Knightsbridge is a district of London, next to the Hyde Park neighborhood, refined with great designer shopping, Department store Harrows is located in the neighborhood, many restaurants, cafes, hotels, Mclaren's shop and has Ferrari.
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  • We are always coming to London, tried to stop this business for life and ideal for shopping area that extends from Hyde Park and connecting to the famous Harrods and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Recommend to stay in the newly renovated Ljejnsboro or small Club Halkin. Love quiet Belgraviju with the most expensive houses in London and Sloane Street with boutiques and pleasant atmosphere. The first mention of Knightsbridge is found in manuscripts dating from the year 1140. Then he was a village belonging to Westminster Abbey. Amazing title "Knight's bridge" town received due to the bridge over the River, long uvedennuju under ground River still flows under the bridge, Alberta in Knightsbridge, but now it passes through pipes under the ground. In the middle of Knightsbridge had notoriety. This place has enjoyed popularity among representatives of the criminal world. The village was located in a large forest that surrounds London, remnants of which are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens have live in this beautiful area of the best houses in London
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  • London area inn, where the famous stores Harrolds. Area to be rich and not by middle-class people. Harrods can you make a short tour, but you do not buy anything seen prices!!! Suitable for Arab Sheik with five wives and Japanese, you'll see both, for us mere mortals to see and not to buy.
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