Belgravia is centred around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. The area is one of the most prestigious and beautiful places to live in London and offers an enviable lifestyle.
A large proportion of Belgravia was originally owned by Richard Grosvenor, the second Marquess of Westminster. Much of the area is still run by the Grosvenor Estate, which is owned by the Duke of Westminster. An extension of the Grosvenor Estate and Belgravia, buildings were constructed from the designs of Thomas Cundey, along streets planned by Thomas Cubitt in 1825. A conservation area in its own right, these streets in the heart of the area offers a variety of family houses and converted flats, many having seen notable residents from politicians and actors to authors.
Belgravia has some of the most famous and exclusive garden squares in London. While today Belgrave Square is almost exclusively embassies Eaton Square remains a highly sought-after private address and is home to the privileged few. Belgravia has long been home to many wealthy and famous people, along with high profile politicians and international high net worth families.
Belgravia has an upmarket cosmopolitan feel to it, with it’s mixture of local residents tourists and businesses. There’s an enormous range of attractions in area, including the aforementioned Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Tate Britain to name a few. World famous hotels include The Berkeley, The Halkin and the Carlton Tower and boutique shopping areas around Pimlico Road harbour an exquisite range of antique shops, delicatessens and exclusive boutiques.