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London’s Knightsbridge

Friday, November 9th, 2012

London’s Knightsbridge area is amazing for many reasons, and one of them is the local casinos and gambling stores.

After all this blog is about travelling & gambling, or gambling & travelling, whichever order you prefer.

So if you go visit the most prestigious of London’s districts, namely Knighstbridge, you will not be disappointed when it comes to casinos and gambling.

Indeed there are many casinos, and this is because the UK are very permissive in this regard. But this is not so in most locations. In China, Hong Kong or Japan, gambling is not allowed. They have casinos in Tokyo, but you can only bet with chips that allow you to buy drinks. Of course in New York there is no casino except the underground ones, but they have a big slot machines parlor in Queens. But in most locations it it forbidden in the USA; you need to be in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Los Angeles or some Indian Reserve to play your favorite game of blackjack.

So the point is, when you walk along London’s streets, you will observe a lot of William Hill venues where punters love to place bets or play the slot machines. Which in itself is an unusual sight. In addition there are some casinos like the Park Tower Casino at the center of Knightsbridge near One Hyde Park.

Do not visit a payday loans shop to get some cash to play at this casino. This will probably not be enough to let you in. Because this is clearly the casino with the most wealth in its vicinity. A stone’s throw away, there is One Hyde Park, which is an apartment complex with billionaire dwellers, such as Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone or the Prime Minister of Qatar. And most of the residents in a one mile radius are millionaires with a few other billionaires like Roman Abramovich, the second richest Russian man. So as you can imagine the casino has an inclination for high rollers.

This is the most expensive area in all of England, and probably all of Europe, maybe the world. The average home value in the neighborhood is over one million pound. Walking around you will notice the beautiful luxurious building and houses, in a variety or styles. Victorian stuccoed houses, town houses, revival Gothic as well as some more modern dwellings. Private Gardens can be discovered in smaller streets away from the main arteries, in peaceful allays of multi-million pound houses.

Except elegant architecture, Knighsbridge is renowned for its shopping with Harrods and the most expensive brands represented, either inside or nearby. For a walk in the park, Hyde Park is next door. Finally dining is an amazing experience with a huge selection of the best chefs in the world, offering French, Russian, Japanese, and many more exotic dining experiences like Iraqi.