Knightsbridge & Chelsea
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This long and varied walk takes you to two upscale London neighborhoods: Knightsbridge and Chelsea. In Knightsbridge you will rub shoulders with the city’s most prosperous residents. This is clearly reflected in the selection or stores and restaurants in the area. Sloane Street is bursting with expensive shops from top fashion labels.
The walk will take you to Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and luxury department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Three of the best museums in the world can also be found here: The Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Science Museum.
The adjoining neighborhood Chelsea was the birthplace of Swinging London back in the 1960s, when Mick Jagger and friends used to hang out in the area’s swanky cafés and boutiques. Not much is left of the Swinging Sixties today, and Chelsea is now an upscale neighborhood where you can saunter past beautiful, renovated Victorian buildings and green spaces. Make sure to stop by the charming Duke of York Square, which is great for shopping and lunch, and visit the Saatchi Gallery for contemporary art.
With so many sights along the way, this walk is great for first-time visitors. The many museums also make this a popular area among tourists. It is a relatively long walk, but the first half through Hyde Park in particular is perfect for biking. This is one of London’s biggest parks and is a great place to go walking, running, or biking.