Knightsbridge - Architecture
Knightsbridge, where the hustle and bustle of everyday life elegantly surrounds you
Knightsbridge and surrounding areas have a wealth of architectural interest, we’ve listed some to get you started.
Westminster Abbey: Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years and an essential part of any trip to London.
Hyde Park Barracks: The 33-storey, love-it or loathe-it concrete monolith by architect Sir Basil Spence, keeping the Household Cavalry close enough to Buckingham Palace to reach their Queen quickly if she needs them.
The London Eye: Described by its operators as ”the worlds tallest cantilevered observation wheel”. It is currently Europe’s tallest Ferris Wheel. Incredible views and a fascinating structure, 120 metres in diameter and 135 metres high. Built in 1999 at a cost of £70 million.
The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A): The building itself is impressive enough but architect buffs will particularly enjoy the Architecture Gallery. Opened in 2004 by RIBA. It houses an impressive collection of models, drawings, designs and sample materials along with an engaging display.