This truly exceptional apartment stretches across the entire floor plate of one of the four pavilions which make up the landmark One Hyde Park development and boasts magnificent views of both Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. Suitable for entertaining on a grand scale, the apartment boasts a formal reception room (with balcony) which benefits from an enviable 180-degree view over Hyde Park and The Serpentine.
It is divided into two wings, with five bedrooms in the city wing, whilst the living and reception spaces are in the park wing. The impressive 50-meter hallway, which stretches from the park side to the city side connecting both wings, forms the spine of the apartment. This is interconnected, via sliding pocket doors, to a large dining room seating 10 comfortably. Two generously sized studies are complemented by a media room for informal family relaxation. A large family kitchen fitted with Bulthaup units and Gaggenau appliances offers plenty of space for informal dining, whilst a separate preparation kitchen is finished to the same uncompromising standard.
Communal areas of the building include the superb spa and recreation facilities such as 21-meter ozone pool, gym, squash court and private treatment and exercise rooms
Harrods, the most recognised shop in the world famed for its annual Christmas lights and window displays, is at the centre of Knightsbridge. Bond Street was the traditional location for designers to have their flagship stores, but an increasing number, including legendary shoe designers Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, are moving to Knightsbridge. The trio of department stores (sophisticated Harvey Nichols, huge Harrods, and lovable Peter Jones) continue to dominate the area and bring in tourists, who can take their pick from a selection of luxurious hotels. To the north, Hyde Park and the Serpentine lake provide attractive open spaces away from the bustle, and the south of Knightsbridge is also an attractive place for a stroll, with the grand fashion boutiques replaced by neat terraces, gardens and antique shops. On the ground floor and basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel can be found the first London restaurants of celebrated chefs Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud.