The winning entry in the 2004
'Places on Maps That Relate to David Hasselhoff'
"So called…of Knights well-armed and mounted at the Tower Royal [
|Knightrider Street as it appears today.|
According to Louis Zetterson in his 1917 book "
|Here I'm standing in Knightrider Court with my back to |
the Thames, facing towards St Pauls Cathedral.
|With my back to St Pauls, walking in a straight line from |
Knightrider Court, I'm standing on the Millenium Bridge
looking to my left over at The Shard.
Another reference is found in the work of the Jacobean playwright, Middleton, "Family of Love", where a character praises a physician as neither:
"The wise-woman of
|I'm standing in the same spot as the photo above, but looking right instead of|
left, towards Tower Bridge.
There are two main theories as to how Knightsbridge got its name. The first involves two knights getting into a fight passing over the bridge, falling in the river and drowning, and the second theory is that the area was synonymous with highwaymen and that it was not safe to pass without a knight as chaperone.
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