Harrods Estates offer properties in some of the most exclusive areas of London, enriched with a vast history and story to tell, including the Knightsbridge area. The founding of Harrods itself has made Knightsbridge one of the most desirable and sought-after locations in the world to live and own property. The area has an impressive selection of retail, restaurant and entertainment options, as well as local green space Hyde Park just a short walk away.
Hans Place, Hans Road and Hans Crescent, also historically known as ‘Hans Town’, are fine examples of highly desirable streets which have been a place to call home for many a celebrity, aristocracy and the well-to-do over the decades.
The area of Hans Town is an 18thcentury suburb, named after Sir Hans Sloane and famously known as the home of English novelist, Jane Austin. One of eight siblings, Jane would visit London and her favourite brother Henry who was a massive supporter of her writing career. He lived, on what was then known as Sloane Street, directly behind Harrods.
Sir Hans Sloane was an Irish physician, collector and botanist who was a major figure in the 18thcentury. This areas of Knightsbridge and Chelsea were his last place of residence. Sir Hans Sloane, being a botanist and physician, is credited for the creation of drinking chocolate, as well as promoting its ‘health-giving’ properties. There is a dedicated section in the British Museum where his famous collectables are stored; he is said to have collected over 71,000 items on his travels throughout his career as a physician.
The streets of Hans Town surround the world-famous Harrods department store, further enhancing their appeal to high net worth individuals. Harrods Estates is proudly marketing an array of gorgeous properties on these streets, all of which offer exceptional luxury living in the heart of London.
Shaun Drummond, Director and General Manager at Harrods Estates commented:“Hans Town has been a desirable destination for high net worth individuals since the 18thCentury. With such a prestigious reputation and luxury offering, properties on these streets rarely come onto the market, and when they do, often achieve record prices.”
For those looking to rent a home in one of these streets, Harrods Estates is offering a one of a kind duplex apartment on Hans Road. Period features such as the original red brickwork has been beautifully combined with modern interiors, providing an abundance of natural light as well as gorgeous views of London. The apartment boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms and has been interior designed by leading design team Todhunter Earle. Available to rent for £3,850 per week, please click here for the property details: https://bit.ly/2QFNlSU
Those looking to buy should consider a spacious two-bedroom apartment on Hans Crescent. This home is perfect for those who love entertaining and features a large reception room and open-plan kitchen as well as private patio. This property is the result of a major renovation project, showcasing the period features of red-brick on the exterior, as well as granting access to the world-class amenities of the Knightsbridge area. Available to buy for £1,995,000, please click here for the property details: https://bit.ly/2JV1aMy
Lastly, Harrods Estates is offering a stunning two-bedroom apartment located on Hans Place. The 19thCentury red-brick property has been completely refurbished to the highest quality, offering the perfect space for luxury living at this prestigious address. This home is stylish with a modern feel, and benefits from private access to the gardens of Hans Place, as well as gorgeous views over Pont Street. Available to buy for £2,875,000, please click here for the property details: https://bit.ly/2wenuYX
For further information on Hans Town or any of our Knightsbridge properties, please contact us on 020 7225 6602 for lettings and 020 7409 9205 for sales, or visit www.harrodsestates.com