Bordering the wide open spaces of Hyde Park to the south, Knightsbridge has long been associated with London’s elite and wealthy. Home to Harrod’s, one of the most famous and luxurious department stores in the world, Knightsbridge is also a haven for tourists, all wishing to catch a glimpse of how the other half live. Harvey Nichols and Peter Jones also attract visitors and shoppers in their thousands whilst the smaller designer boutiques that line the streets of Knightsbridge satisfy the demands of its wealthy residents. Dining out is big business here, with an outstanding choice of restaurants, gastro pubs, cafes and bars to choose from. Some of the world’s top chefs have taken up home in Knightsbridge, including Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud, both offering world class restaurants inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel just next to Hyde Park.