Originally Knightsbridge was a series of fields that connected the villages of Chelsea and Kensington, through which the now re-diverted Westbourne River flowed.

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Montpelier Street-based Nicolas Van Patrick (NVP) have purchased Hobart Slater, one of the original two estate agents specialising in the Knightsbridge area since 1981.

Knights-bridge was called thus because of the bridge across the river, as it flowed from the base of the Serpentine at Hyde Park Corner, on into the Thames near Sloane Square.

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It is said that knights would use the bridge as they came to London before leaving for the crusades, to seek a blessing from the Bishop of Fulham.

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Another shot of the rather fabulous Ennismore Mews house currently available to rent, reflecting our mood on this bright, sunny September morning https://bit.ly/3C9AUp5

We can't quite believe NVP is 7 years old today! Patrick, our co-founder on the right, is also celebrating his birthday, but is just a tad older ; ) Excited for the next 7 years and beyond.

Ahh, the clean lines of a newly launched, superbly designed house, all ready to let. This one has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and is in Ennismore Mews, Knightsbridge https://bit.ly/3C9AUp5

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Ambassadorial, 23 bedroom residence on Wimpole Street, Marylebone. It doesn't get more elegant or palatial than this in London. Available to rent through NVP https://bit.ly/3f7NnR4

The bridge NVP provides these days is between buyer and seller, market to market, cycle to cycle and locale to locale.

We are a nexus between the different areas of the Royal Borough, bridging Chelsea and Kensington in the same way as the original open land that became Knightsbridge.