If you're staying at the Mandarin oriental hotel, then you already know about Knightsbridge. This up scale area is home to Harrods department store and bordered by Hyde Park. A southwest ride along Brompton Road will take you to "museumland" where you can spend the day touring some of London's most famous museums. Information on most of them is available from the concierge of your hotel. Even if you don't buy anything from high priced Harrods, you will want to stop and tour the outrageous and ornate store. Stop and have some regional pastries, they are the best in town.
Harrods teddy bears are reputed to be the softest in the world, and explore the finer side of the latest fashions; Harrods is the first stop for them after being viewed in London and Paris. Five minutes after walking out of Harrods you'll find yourself in a quiet little shopping district lined with knightsbridge's best cafes and antique stores. Still hungryé This is where some of the best regional restaurants are located. After a day of shopping and eating your way across Knightsbridge, head down to the West End for an evening at the theater and take in a show at Covent Garden.