Wilton Crescent, SW1X

Road in/near Knightsbridge, existing between 1825 and now

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Wilton Crescent, SW1X

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2018

Wilton Crescent is notable for its affluent and politically important list of residents, present and historic.

Wilton Crescent was created by Thomas Cundy II, the Grosvenor family estate surveyor, and was drawn up with the original 1821 Wyatt plan for Belgravia. It was named at the time of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton, second son of Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster on whose estate the road was built in 1825.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, it was home to many prominent British politicians, ambassadors and civil servants. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979) lived at 2 Wilton Crescent for many years, marked today by an attributive blue plaque. Akin to nearby developments, Wilton Crescent is characterised by grand terraces with lavish white houses which are built in a crescent shape, many of them with stuccoed balconies, particularly on the southern part of the crescent. The Portland stone-clad, five-storey houses toward the north are high and were refaced between 1908 and 1912 via architects Balfour and Turner. Most of the houses had originally been built in the stucco style, but such houses became stone-clad during this renovation period. Other houses today have black iron balconies.

Wilton Crescent lies east of Lowndes Square and Lowndes Street, to the northwest of Belgrave Square. It is accessed via Wilton Place which connects it to the main road in Knightsbridge. Grosvenor Crescent is to the east, which contains the Indonesian Embassy. Further to the east is the back of Buckingham Palace and London Victoria station. In 2007, Wilton Garden in the middle of the crescent won a bronze medal from the London Gardens Society.

There are two diplomatic buildings in Wilton Crescent: the High Commission of Singapore at No. 9, and the Embassy of Luxembourg at No. 27 (formerly home to the Luxembourgish government-in-exile).

The 50 buildings, some subdivided, forming the headline Wilton Crescent addresses are listed at Grade II. The crescent is split into three terraces of lengthy proportion buildings, plus 31 which forms a terrace with 1-15 Grosvenor Crescent, plus 32 and 33 which face the opposing side of a brief continuation of the eastern broad link into Belgrave Square which form a terrace with 1-11 Belgrave Square. The western broad link into Belgrave Square is however termed Wilton Terrace, split into 1-3 Wilton Terrace and is of identical date, style and proportions.


Main source: http://www.grosvenorlondon.com/getattachment/our-customers/Residential/WALKING-IN-BELGRAVIA.pdf
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NEARBY STREETS
Achilles Way, W1K Achilles Way is named for the nearby Wellington as Achilles statue in Hyde Park.
Adams Row, W1K On the Grosvenor estate, Adams Row extends from South Audley Street to Carlos Place.
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Aldford Street, W1K Aldford Street is named after Aldford, a property on the Grosvenor family’s Cheshire estates.
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ann’s Close, SW1X Ann’s Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Archibald Mews, W1K Archibald Mews was formerly John Court, after local landowner John, Lord Berkeley.
Audley Square, W1K Audley Square is named after Hugh Audley.
Avery Farm Row, SW1W Avery Farm Row - after a former farm here of this name, ’Avery’ being a corruption of ’Ebury’.
Balderton Flats, W1K Balderton Flats is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balderton Street, W1K Balderton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Mews, W1K Balfour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Place, W1K Balfour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Basil Mansions, SW3 Basil Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Basil Street, SW1X Basil Street is split into two by Hans Crescent.
Belgrave Mews North, SW1X Belgrave Mews North is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews South, SW1X Belgrave Mews South is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews West, SW1X Belgrave Mews West is home to the Star Tavern, former rendezvous of the Great Train Robbers.
Belgrave Place, SW1X Belgrave Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Square, SW1X Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of his squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.
Bilton Towers, W1H Bilton Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Binney Street, W1K Binney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Bird Street, W1U Bird Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W Bloomfield Terrace is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Boscobel Place, SW1W Boscobel Place’s name is derived from the story of Charles II.
Bourne Street, SW1W Bourne Street is lined with what were once artisans’ dwellings.
Bowater House West, SW1X Bowater House West is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW1X Brompton Road lies partly in Westminster and partly in Kensington and Chelsea.
Brown Hart Gardens, W1K Brown Hart Gardens is a road in the W1K postcode area
Bryanston Street, W1C Bryanston Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Bryanston Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Street, W2 Bryanston Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Bunhouse Place, SW1W Bunhouse Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Burton Mews, SW1W Burton Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Cadogan Gardens, SW3 Cadogan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Cadogan Lane, SW1X Cadogan Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cadogan Place, SW1X Cadogan Place was named after Earl Cadogan and runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street.
Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club.
Carlos Place, W1K Carlos Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Cavalry Square, SW1W Cavalry Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Cavalry Square, SW3 Cavalry Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chapel Street, SW1X Chapel Street runs south-west to north-east from Belgrave Square to Grosvenor Place.
Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W Chelsea Bridge Road was built in the 1850s to connect Chelsea with its bridge.
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chesham Close, SW1X Chesham Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Mews, SW1X Chesham Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Place, SW1X Chesham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chesham Street, SW1X Chesham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Close, SW1X Chester Close is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Close, W1M Chester Close is a road in the W1M postcode area
Chester Mews, SW1X Chester Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia.
Chester Square, SW1W Chester Square was voted London’s second best house address early in the 2000s. Nearby Eaton Square was voted first.
Chester Street, W1M Chester Street dates from 1805.
Chesterfield Gardens, W1J Chesterfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cliveden Place, SW1W Cliveden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Conduit Street, SW1W Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Wpostal area.
Connaught Place, W2 Connaught Place is a street near to Marble Arch.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Culford Gardens, SW3 Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Culross Street, W1K Culross Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Cumberland Gate, W1C Cumberland Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Curzon Square, W1K Curzon Square is a road in the W1K postcode area
Deanery Street, W1K Deanery Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Derby Street, W1J Derby Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Dorchester Ride, W1K Dorchester Ride is a road in the W1K postcode area
Dove Walk, SW1W Dove Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Draycott Place, SW3 Draycott Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X Duke of Wellington Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Duke of York Square, SW1W Duke of York Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Duke Street, W1K Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Dunraven Street, W1K Dunraven Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Duplex Ride, SW1X Duplex Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
East Road, SW3 East Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Eaton Close, SW1W Eaton Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews North, SW1X Eaton Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Eaton Mews South, SW1W Eaton Mews South is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews West, SW1W Eaton Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Place, SW1X Eaton Place was developed by Thomas Cubitt between 1826 and 1845.
Eaton Square, SW1W Eaton Square is one of the jewels in Belgravia’s crown.
Eaton Terrace, SW1W Eaton Terrace is a street of elegant five and six storey terraced houses.
Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W Ebury Bridge Road used to lead to Ebury Bridge which spanned the Grosvenor Canal.
Ebury Bridge, SW1W Ebury Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Mews, SW1W Ebury Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Square, SW1W In contrast with much of Belgravia’s planned building, Edbury Square developed as a result of London’s natural expansion.
Ebury Street, SW1W Ebury Street runs from the Grosvenor Gardens junction south-westwards to Pimlico Road.
Ebury Street, SW1W This is a street in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Strreet, SW1W Ebury Strreet is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Elizabeth Street, SW1W Elizabeth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Ellis Street, SW1X Ellis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Gatliff Road, SW1W Gatliff Road is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Gee’s Court, W1U This is a street in the W1U postcode area
Gees Court, W1U Gees Court is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Gilbert Street, W1K Gilbert Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Graham Terrace, SW1W Graham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Granville Place, W1H Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Green Street, W1K Green Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W Grosvenor Cottages is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent Mews is a gated mews.
Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Place, SW1X Grosvenor Place is the main road connecting Hyde Park Corner with Victoria.
Grosvenor Square, W1A Grosvenor Square was developed by Sir Richard Grosvenor from 1721 onwards.
Grosvenor Square, W1K Grosvenor Square is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Halkin Arcade, SW1X Halkin Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Halkin Street, SW1X Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hamilton Mews, W1J Hamilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Hamilton Place, W1J Hamilton Place lies just to the north of Hyde Park Corner.
Hans Crescent, SW1X Hans Crescent forms part of an area informally called Hans Town which dates back to the 18th century.
Hans Cresent, SW1X Hans Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Place, SW1X Hans Place, a square, is named after Sir Hans Sloane, physician and collector, whose bequest became the foundation of the British Museum.
Hans Road, SW1X Hans Road is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Hans Street, SW1X Hans Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Street, SW1X Harriet Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Walk, SW1X Harriet Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Headfort Place, SW1X Headfort Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Herbert Crescent, SW1X Herbert Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Holbein Mews, SW1W Holbein Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Place, SW1W Holbein Place links Sloane Square and Pimlico Road.
Holforoad Way, SW15 A street within the W1J postcode
Holforoad Way, SW15 A street within the W1J postcode
Hyde Park Corner, W1J Hyde Park Corner is a major road junction at the southeastern corner of Hyde Park.
Jones Street, W1K Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Kinnerton Place South, SW1X Kinnerton Place South is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Kinnerton Street, SW1X Kinnerton Street - a small winding street - was originally the service road for Wilton Place and Wilton Crescent.
Kinnerton Yard, SW1X Kinnerton Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge Court, SW1X Knightsbridge Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge Green, SW1X Knightsbridge Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge, SW1X Knightsbridge is a main thoroughfare running along the south side of Hyde Park.
Lanesborough Place, SW1X Lanesborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lees Place, W1K Lees Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Little Chester Street, SW1X Little Chester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lovers’ Walk, W1K Lovers’ Walk is a road in the W1K postcode area
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is named after the Secretary to the Treasury William Lowndes.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Lumley Street, W1C Lumley Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lyall Mews West, SW1X Lyall Mews West is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lyall Mews, SW1X Lyall Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Marble Arch, W1H Marble Arch is a major road junction in the West End, surrounding the monument of the same name.
Montrose Place, SW1X Montrose Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Motcomb Street, SW1X Motcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Mount Street Mews, W1K Mount Street Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Mount Street, W1 Mount Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Mount Street, W1K Mount Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Mozart Terrace, SW1W Mozart Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
New Ride, SW1X New Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
North Audley Street, W1K North Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
North Row, W1K North Row is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Old Barrack Yard, SW1X Old Barrack Yard is a narrow street of terraced cottages.
Old Park Lane, W1J Old Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Old Quebec Street, W1 Old Quebec Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Old Quebec Street, W1H Old Quebec Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Ollin Street, E14 Ollin Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Orchard Street, W1K Orchard Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Ormonde Gate, SW3 Ormonde Gate is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ormonde Place, SW1W Ormonde Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Oxford Street, W1C Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.
Park Lane, W1C Park Lane is a road in the W1C postcode area
Park Lane, W1J Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Park Lane, W1K Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park Mansions, SW1X Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Park Street, W1K Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park Towers, W1J Park Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Passmore Street, SW1W Passmore Street, formerly Union Street, contains a social mix.
Pavilion Road, SW1X Pavilion Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pembroke Close, SW1X Pembroke Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Pimilco Walk, N1 Pimilco Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street.
Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J Pitt’s Head Mews is a road in the W1J postcode area
Pont St Mews, SW1X Pont St Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west.
Portman Mews South, W1H Portman Mews South is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portman Street, W1C Portman Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Portman Street, W1H Portman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Providence Court, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Ralston Street, SW3 Ralston Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ranelagh Grove, SW1W Ranelagh Grove was formerly called Wilderness Row and Ranelagh Walk.
Raphael Street, SW1X Raphael Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Red Lion Yard, W1K Red Lion Yard is a road in the W1K postcode area
Red Place, W1K Red Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Reeves Mews, W1K Reeves Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Rex Place, W1K Rex Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Roberts Mews, BR6 A street within the SW1X postcode
Roberts Mews, SW1X Roberts Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Rotten Row, SW1X Rotten Row is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Sedding Street, SW1W Sedding Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sedding Street, SW1X Sedding Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Semley Place, SW1W Semley Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Seymour Street, SE18 A street within the SE18 postcode
Seymour Street, W1H Seymour Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Street, W2 Seymour Street is a street in Paddington.
Shepards Place, W1K Shepards Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Shepherds Place, W1K Shepherds Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Sloane Court East, SW1W Sloane Court East is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Court East, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Gardens, SW1W Sloane Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Street, SW1X Sloane Street runs north to south, from Knightsbridge to Sloane Square, taking its name from Sir Hans Sloane, who purchased the surrounding area in 1712.
Sloane Terrace, SW1X Sloane Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
South Audley Street, W1K South Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Carriage Drive, SW1X South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW1X postcode area
South Eaton Place, SW1W South Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
South Street, W1K South Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
St Barnabas Mews, SW1W St Barnabas Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
St Barnabas Street, SW1W St Barnabas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
St. Anselm’s Place, W1K St. Anselm’s Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Stackhouse Street, SW1X Stackhouse Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Stanhope Gate, W1K Stanhope Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Stanhope Row, W1J Stanhope Row is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Stratford Place, W1C Stratford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Studio Place, SW1X Studio Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Symons Street, SW3 Symons Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tilney Street, W1K Tilney Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Unit 23 Flotilla House Battersea Reach, SW18 A street within the SW1W postcode
Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X Upper Belgrave Street was constructed in the 1840s to connect Belgrave Square with the King’s Road.
Upper Brook Street, W1K Upper Brook Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K Upper Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Waverton Street, W1J Waverton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Weighhouse Street, W1K Weighhouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Wellington Buildings, SW1W Wellington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X West Eaton Place Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
West Eaton Place, SW1X West Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
West Halkin Street, SW1X West Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
West One Shopping Centre, W1C West One Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Whittaker Street, SW1W Whittaker Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
William Mews, N1 A street within the SW1X postcode
William Mews, SW1X William Mews is a partially redeveloped, private Mews off Lowndes Square.
William Street, SW1X William Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Mews, SW1X Wilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Place, SW1X Wilton Place was built in 1825 to connect Belgravia with Knightsbridge.
Wilton Row, SW1X Wilton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Street, SW1X Wilton Street was built in 1817.
Wilton Terrace, SW1X Wilton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woods Mews, W1K Woods Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.


Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. 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.

Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets. Fourteen of Britain's two hundred most expensive streets are in the district.

Knightsbridge is leafy, especially considering its location at the heart of London. It is home to many of the world's richest people, and has some of the highest property prices in the world. In February 2007, the world's then most expensive apartment at One Hyde Park, sold off plan for £100,000,000, and was bought by a Qatari Prince, and another apartment at the same place in February 2009, of almost the same price was bought by an Afghani Prince.

The principal landowners in the area are the Duke of Westminster and Earl Cadogan. The two areas of aristocratic landholdings can be distinguished: red-brick Queen Anne Revival buildings are mostly to be found on the Cadogan Estates, whereas white stucco-fronted houses are mostly found on the Grosvenor Estate, built by Thomas Cubitt.

Knightsbridge station opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now the Piccadilly Line). When opened, the platforms were accessed in the standard manner by four lifts and an emergency staircase connecting to parallel passageways and bridges to midway along the platforms. The original station building designed by Leslie Green was located on Brompton Road a short distance west of its junction with Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.
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