London Area Guides
Knightsbridge Area Guide
Our area guide to Knightsbridge gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW1X
Property Types & Architecture
One of the world's most prestigious areas is, naturally, one of it's most expensive: one would be hard pressed to find anything to buy for less than a seven-figure sum, which will typically get you a modestly-sized apartment in a portered mansion block. Behind Sloane Street there are still some mews houses which have been the epitome of bachelor style since the swinging sixties. Recent sales have included a former embassy.
Shopping & Entertainment
The area is synonymous the world's most expensive corner-shop in the form of Harrods, but also features some of the capital's best couture boutiques in on Sloane Street, and of course some of London's best dining.
Parks & Commons
Hyde Park offers some of Central London's most attractive scenery, although many luxury properties come with access to secluded private parks, accessible by key-holding residents only.
Who lives here?
The rich, the super-rich and the ultra-rich.
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Schools in Knightsbridge & Exam Results
Schools in Knightsbridge fall under the Kensington and Chelsea Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Knightsbridge by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Knightsbridge area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Kensington and Chelsea||£836||£975||£1,115||£1,254||£1,533||£1,811||£2,090||£2,508|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Knightsbridge Local Authorities
Knightsbridge is represented by Kensington and Chelsea Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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