A small hamlet within the village of Kensington outside London. The L&M Companion suggests that the whole of Kensington contained around 200 houses. The area shown on the map is a very rough guess as to the extent of Knightsbridge.
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
Open location in Google Maps: 51.502171, -0.156555
Knightsbridge Turnpike shows south of Hyde Park on the left of this map, recalling Pepys's journey from Hyde Park on to Knightsbridge, which does not itself show on a J.Cary map (see below for the next segment west}
Further west of Hyde Park on the [Knightsbridge] Turnpike. Knightsbridge fades into Chelsea while Belgravia lies to the east and South Kensington to the west
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.