To give a little history about Belgravia, the Grosvenor family commissioned the architect Thomas Cubitt to build an area of exclusivity and high-end residential housing back in the 1820’s. It still stands as one of the more fashionable and upmarket areas of London today with an aristocratic feel and beautiful townhouses.
It is a peaceful and sought after area as despite its central location and its closeness to the hustle and bustle of central London, it has a relaxing feel. Many of Britain’s richest residents have their London homes in Belgravia.
There is plenty to do in this central part of London. We would definitely recommend a visit to Buckingham palace where you may even catch a glimpse of Her Royal Majesty the Queen!
Belgravia is also home to more than 20 foreign embassies as well as some of the wealthiest families in the UK.
Among its most beautiful streets and squares are Eton Place, Eaton Square, Chester Square, and Belgrave Square. There is also Elizabeth Street with small patisseries, cake, wine and antique shops.
Pubs/Bars: The Bar and Lounge At the Goring - Beeston Place
Boisdale - 13-15 Eccleston Street
Restaurants: Peggy Porschen Cakes – 116 Ebury Street (Tea and cakes for 2 for
Olivo – 21 Eccleston Street