Knightsbridge: The Shopping and the Sights


When it comes to fantastic shopping and beautiful surroundings, there aren’t many parts of the capital that can match Knightsbridge.

Home of the famous and the wealthy for hundreds of years, it’s one of the chicest, fashionable areas of London. If you fancy a spot of up-market shopping, Knightsbridge has got you covered. And there are also some fascinating sights nearby to satisfy your cravings for sightseeing. Staying at The Chilworth Hotel London Paddington, you’re in the perfect spot to sample it all.


No self-respecting shopaholic could visit Knightsbridge and not take a trip to the world-famous Harrods. Taking advantage of Montcalm’s many London hotels deals special offers, you’re in an ideal spot to pay a visit.


Open since 1849, Harrods has been supplying the well-to-do with luxury goods and a superior shopping experience more than 150 years. And, because Harrods is a department store, it has everything you could ever want. You have your pick of the best clothing brands, luxurious perfumes, homewares and anything else you’ve got a hankering to find.

Harrods is a vast place, so you’ll need to lay aside a good chunk of time to cover it all, but it’s still one of the best stores in London and well worth a visit.

Rococo Chocolates

Trading since 1983, Rococo Chocolates pre-dates the ‘foodie trend’ by a good thirty years and its legitimately one of the best chocolatiers in all of London. And it’s close to some of the best afternoon tea in London so that you can wash down your treats with a full tea service.

In keeping with the area, offerings are very decadent and very rich – think along the lines of gold accents and unusual ingredients. A popular choice is the salty caramel balls disguised as bird’s eggs, and that is emblematic of Rococo Chocolates. It’s a place about new and different ideas and, above all, amazing tasting chocolate.

Queen’s Gallery

Just a short hop from The Chilworth Hotel London Paddington and one of the best galleries in the capital, Queen’s Gallery is home to treasures from the Royal Collection.

Here you’ll see numerous paintings, sculptures and artefacts collected by various royals over the years, all housed in a plush space that was once the private royal chapel. It’s a stunning place and a great insight into the rich history of the nation’s royal family.

Apsley House

Once home to the first Duke of Wellington – he of Waterloo fame – Apsley House is still the residence of the Wellington family. But large parts of it are also open to the public, and the inside is a total delight.

Apsley House

Beautiful inside and out, Apsley House is home to a great collection of art, and the interiors themselves are worth making the trip. Lush, sometimes over the top and thoroughly aristocratic, Apsley House is a real must- see for lovers of history and art.