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 Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road in Belgravia is a treat for any art lover, especially those enamoured of modern art. This London attraction brings together people of all tastes and cultures to admire the eclectic, contemporary exhibitions.
The gallery re-opened its doors in October 2008, after moving from its original home in County Hall to the Duke of York’s barracks headq..Read More »
Belgrave Square Garden was designed by George Basevi and first planted by Thomas Cubitt in 1826, now restored to its 1867 Victorian layout, the garden includes imposing, long established plane trees, wisteria and rose covered pergolas hanging over a meandering path, a newly planted herbaceous border, a children’s play area, even a tennis court. The tennis court is available for use by garde..Read More »
As we leave the glow of our Summer behind, why not sweeten the thought of those cooler nights and shorter days with an outing to the Royal Court Theatre, in Sloane Square in Belgravia. From the 10th September to 1st November, the Jerwood Theatre, upstairs at The Royal Court Theatre, was home to Rory Mullarkey’s Drama The Wo..Read More »