Belgravia is a district in West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It consists of incredibly pricey residential properties and it is regarded as among the wealthiest districts in the world. It lies south west of Buckingham Palace. The area gets its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave.
Belgravia’s Grosvenor Estate continues to be owned by a family property company, namely the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group. However, the estate has been made to sell lots of its freeholds to its tenants, as a consequence of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
Most of Belgravia used to be owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who developed it through the 1820s and onwards. Thomas Cubitt mainly worked on the project. You will find plenty of grand terraces at white stucco homes focused around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Many embassies are situated in this location, specifically in Belgrave Square.
Pimlico Road, on the southern side of Belgravia, is well-known for its antique shops and high-end furniture showrooms. One established brand along the road is Arthur Brett. Despite these shops, it is a quiet district of London and neighbouring districts are substantially busier with a lot more shops, offices and hotels.