When you think of Belgravia, Regency fronted properties come to mind. As Belgravia estate agents advise, these do not come on to the property market regularly and are priced accordingly. While their interiors can vary in quality, with a little love and attention they can be restored to their former glory, with stunning results. If a sense of antiquity and grandeur is not what you’re after, Belgravia also offers a variety of slick, modern apartments and charming mews houses.
The rich and famous have always been attracted to Belgravia and some of its most famous residents past and present include: Ian Fleming, Joan Collins, Lord Tennyson, Nigella Lawson, Sean Connery and many others.
Today the community in Belgravia has a very cosmopolitan and international feel, with residents from all over the world making this area of London their home. The area is increasingly popular with families, keen to take advantage of Belgravia's selection of outstanding schools.
Whether you want to shop, enjoy international cuisine or relax in public gardens, living in a Belgravia property allows you access to these attractions and more. Colonnade Place on the southern perimeter of Belgravia offers a diverse range of shops, while there are around 50 fashionable restaurants to choose from, ranging from British bistros and traditional Italian restaurants to those serving Chinese delicacies and sushi.
Meanwhile, Ebury Square and Lower and Upper Grosvenor Gardens are the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Belgravia estate agents are also keen to point out that you are only a short walk from Sloane Street, The Kings Road and Hyde Park.
When living in Belgravia it is easy to commute to various parts of the city, with the Central, District, Piccadilly and Victoria tube lines serving Central, North, South, East and West London. From Victoria Station, it’s also possible to access other parts of the South East and South of England. From your Belgravia property you are easily placed for Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, thanks to the Gatwick Express and coaches from Victoria.
Belgravia estate agents can recommend excellent schools in this area, with the top performing primaries including Eaton House, Garden House School and Hill House, while Francis Holland School and Westminster School also offer the finest in secondary education.
● The name Belgravia comes from a subsidiary title used by the Duke of Westminster, Viscount Belgrave.
Discover popular buildings and squares, local attractions, shops and events in Belgravia
The Cadogan Hotel is a beautiful grade II listed building which was originally a private residence. The hotel is an important part of London’s literary history, as well as being a wonderful example of Edwardian architecture. Most people chose to visit the Cadogan not merely to enjoy its impressive facilities, bu..Read More »
The BBC Proms 2015 begin this July, with the first events being held in Belgravia’s beautiful Cadogan Hall. This event will celebrate the 90th-birthday year of highly regarded composer Pierre Boulez. The concert will see piece written by the composer played alongside pieces from his contemporary, Betsy Jolas, and music by two composers..Read More »
Located on the corner of Kinnerton Road and Motcomb Street, Petrus is a French fine dining restaurant from favourite TV chef Gordon Ramsay. This stunning looking restaurant is furnished in a modern and pared back style, with a sumptuous red leather reception area and simple, crisp white table cloths throughout the dining room. The showcase of the restaurant is the glass encased wine room in the..Read More »
Philip Treacy is one of London’s most famous milliners, and his hats have adorned the heads of the rich and famous for decades. The Queen is a huge fan of Treacy’s creations, as is the Duchess of Cambridge. Philip Treacy is also Victoria Beckham’s go to headwear designer when she attends weddings and special events, and even the eccentric Lady Gaga is a fan of Treacy’s designs.
Cadogan Hall is the home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, officially considered to be the least elitist of all of London’s major orchestras. The hall, located in Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, opened rather quietly, as the home of the Royal Philharmonic in 2004, but drew much more public attention in 2014 when the venue celebrated its tenth anniversary in its current incarnation. The tenth an..Read More »