11 Lincoln House, Knightsbridge
Other Useful Information
Knightsbridge Post Office: Walking distance from flat, at 6 Raphael Street, London, SW7 1DL. Raphael Street and Lancelot Place for a 'U' across Brompton Road, just before Harrods and the little alley that runs the length of the fire station. Take a look at the map on the Map and Location page to see exactly where these streets are. Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:30pm, and Saturday 9:00am - 12:30pm.
Taxis are readily available and are often found in front of the Basil St. Hotel next door, or in front of the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel a block away, or driving down Knightsbridge.
Double-Decker Bus Service can be found going in all directions close by on Sloane Street, and also on Knightsbridge and Brompton Road.
Goings On: At any newsstand several weekly publications, such as "Time Out," may be purchased for about $2.00. They are a useful and complete guide to becoming acquainted with London. They list all the new venues at the museums and theater, tourist interests as well as tube and restaurant information. Follow this link toTimeOut magazine.
Suggestions for Visitors
Below are some personal favorites. Please consult your guide for more details.
Start with a morning coach trip to show you the highlights of London. The Harrods tour is excellent and the pickup point is two minutes from the apartment. Book at the tourist office in the lower level of Harrods. From this relaxing drive, you can decide where you would like to go back to spend more time.
Allow some time to wander through the amazing food halls of Harrods. Pay attention to the old mosaic ceilings which are a work of art. Then explore the other floors of this one of a kind store.
Go to St. Martins in the Field, Trafalgar Square, for wonderful classical candlelight concerts on Friday night, and lunch in the crypt with time out for brass rubbing.
Bermondsey Antique Market is an early Friday morning market frequently by many antique dealers. Dealers arrive about 4:00 A. M. but the market is open until about 10:00 A. M. Itís difficult to get to except by taxi but well worth the trip.
Portobello Road is a Saturday market that is packed with people and one always finds some little treasure. Great for people watching.
The apartment is a nice walk from the Museum of Natural History, which has marvelous exhibits including an exceptional dinosaur exhibit.
Also within walking distance is Apsley House, the home of the Duke of Wellington. Exceptional collection of paintings and decorative arts. Look for the statue of Napoleon done as a nude David!
The Tate Museum is especially fine and donít miss the new Modern.
Attend services at 10:00, Sunday mornings, at Westminster Abby. The boyís choir brings chills. Walk from there to view the Houses of Parliament.
Take boat trip down the Thames to Kew Gardens for a fantastic day walking through the beautiful gardens, or to Hampton Court, for a tour through the palace of Henry VIII. You can take a train home.
Take a day train trip to Bath and see the Roman baths and antique alleys (quite a long day.) Or go to Brighton to tour the exotic pavilion and take the sea air.
Explore Covent Garden during the day for shopping in the stalls and during the evening for trendy nightlife.
Stop in any attractive pub for lunch. The beer is room temperature and delicious and a Ploughmanís Lunch is classic with bread, cheese, salad and "pickle" (chutney.)
Explore Kingís Road (a nice walk or a quick bus ride from the apartment). Itís especially a "happening" place on the weekend.
The Churchill Cabinet War Rooms are fascinating.
Theater is easy and reasonable. The tube connects directly with most venues which is very convenient for after the theater when taxis are difficult to find.
The Silver Vaults are worth seeing and offer tempting shopping.
The list could be endless, but these are some of our favorites.
And walk!! London is a great walking city. Every turning has another interesting sight.
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