Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Take a walk through history

Keep your eyes peeled

Blue plaques

With the wide array of museums and galleries on our doorstep, it is no surprise that Knightsbridge has connections to some of the world’s greatest thinkers, artists, and designers. As you traverse the beautiful streets of Kensington, keep your eyes peeled for the little blue plaques that identify the notable people that made this area their home. Here are our top picks of plaques to look out for...

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892): A famed English poet and Poet Laureate during a considerable proportion of Queen Victoria's reign, Tennyson is most famous for his works The Lady of Shalott and Tears, Idle Tears. Tennyson’s plaque can be found at 9 Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X 8BD.

Francis Place (1771 – 1854): A notable Political Reformer, Place was a leading member of the nineteenth-century Chartist movement. Place’s plaque can be found at 21 Brompton Square, SW3 2AD.

Dame Edith Evans (1888 – 1976): An acclaimed actress, Dame Edith Evans is best known for her work on the stage. Her most famous role was that of Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Evans’ plaque can be found at 109 Ebury Street, SW1W 9QU.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900): Celebrated author and playwright, Oscar Wilde is renowned for The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Ernest, and his groundbreaking poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Oscar Wilde’s plaque can be found at 34 Tite Street, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3.

Lord John Russel (1792 – 1878): Russel, a British Whig and Liberal statesman, served as Prime Minister of the UK twice, from 1846 – 1852 and from 1865 – 1866. Russel’s plaque can be found at 37 Chesham Place, SW1X 6HB.

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Dining at The Egerton

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in warm scones, delicate cakes, and dainty sandwiches amidst the comfort of our cosy Drawing Room.

The Bar

Voted the best martini in London, there is nowhere better to end the day than The Egerton’s Bar.

Things to see

Saatchi Gallery

Highlighting some of the finest emerging artists, the Saatchi Gallery is a love letter to contemporary art. With a determination to uncover up-and-coming artists, the gallery has become renowned for introducing some of the most influential artists onto the art scene. Enjoy its wealth of exhibitions and events or simply peruse the galleries for an afternoon of inspiring exploration.

Apsley House

Revel in the exquisite art and beautiful Georgian architecture of one of London’s grandest addresses, and the former home of the Duke of Wellington. Exquisite interiors and invaluable art by acclaimed artists such as Velazquez and Rubens reside side-by-side, whilst the almost unchanged interiors allow guests an insight into the home of the victorious Duke himself.

Green spaces

Pubs and bars


Beauty and healthcare

Exercise classes

Nearby tube stops

South Kensington: Served by the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines, this is the closest tube station to The Egerton House & Hotel.

Knightsbridge: Served by the Piccadilly line.

Sloane Square: Served by the Circle and District lines.