Located in the heart of Brompton Cross, Brompton Road has a fantastic history and a number of local amenities, making it the ideal place to live.
Whilst the name Brompton Road did not officially exist until 1863, piecemeal development began 100 years earlier in the 1760s on the road which connected Knightsbridge with Brompton Lane. Much of the land was sold to developers in the 1700s, the most significant of these was the sale at auction in 1759 of a large estate belonging to the Moreaus, a wealthy French Huguenot family. Their estate was sold in chunks, with different developers acquiring parts. As a result, many grand estates were built during this era, some of which still stand today.
Brompton has a many exciting things to do in the area with something to suit every taste. For those who enjoy shopping, there are a multitude of shopping destinations located close to Brompton Road. These include the world-renowned department store Harrods which is on Brompton Road, as well as other department stores including Harvey Nichols. In addition, if you prefer high street shopping, Chelsea’s famous Kings Road is a short walk away. For those who prefer to immerse themselves in culture, South Kensington is, of course, home to some of London’s best museums. These include the Natural History Museum which was designed in the Romanesque style of architecture and features over 80 million items within their five main collections. In addition, the Science Museum is also nearby, and this features famous exhibits such as Stephenson’s Rocket – a famous steam engine, the first ever jet engine, and one of the Apollo Rockets. The third major museum in the area is the Victoria and Albert Museum which is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design and houses 5,000 years’ worth of art from around the world. This means that living in Brompton Road, you will never be short of fascinating places to learn.
There are also many eating and drinking locations around the Brompton Road area. If you enjoy fine dining, head down to Dinner by Heston in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park or Gordon Ramsey’s flagship restaurant on Royal Hospital Road. However, if casual dining is more your scene, then the area surrounding Brompton Road also has you covered with the Knightsbridge branch of famous steakhouse Hawksmoor, as well as the Ivy Chelsea Garden which serves modern British food from their stunning art filled restaurant and orangery. In addition, there are also a number of pubs, bars, and clubs to enjoy in Brompton Cross. These include Embargo Republica – a lavish Cuban inspired club, JuJu which serves fantastic cocktails, as well as the Champagne Bar which is located right on Brompton Road inside Harrods. This means that you will never be short of places to enjoy your food and drink around Brompton Road.
Brompton Road boasts fantastic transportation links and is just a short walk from South Kensington Underground Station which provides access to the Piccadilly and District Lines – with the Piccadilly Line providing direct access to Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest airport which catered to over 7m passengers in 2017. In addition, the Brompton Road is a well-connected thoroughfare with easy access to the A4 motorway and the A308 Fulham Road. In addition, there is also easy access to Victoria Station with its links to other parts of the country through the mainline trains at Victoria, as well as Victoria Coach Station, and the Gatwick Express which provides rapid access to Gatwick Airport. This makes it the ideal place to live for anyone who wants easy access to London, the rest of the UK, and – indeed – the world due to the fantastic connections which Brompton boasts.
As the ideal place to live, here at Robert Irving Burns, we are delighted to market a stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom, fourth floor apartment in a purpose built portered block which has been refurbished to the highest of standards. To find out more details about this fantastic property or to arrange a viewing, please contact a member of our Residential Lettings Team or visit our Fitzrovia offices.