Belgravia is a district in West London inside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It consists of very high priced homes and it is known to be one of the wealthiest districts in the world. It lies south west of Buckingham Palace. The district gets its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave.
Belgravia’s Grosvenor Estate is still owned by a family property company, namely the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group. However, the estate has been compelled to sell a good deal of its freeholds to its tenants, because of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
Most of Belgravia had been owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who developed it during the 1820s and onwards. Thomas Cubitt mainly worked on the project. You will find lots of grand terraces at white stucco homes focused around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Several embassies are located in this location, particularly in Belgrave Square.
Pimlico Road, on the southern side of Belgravia, is well known for its antique shops and high-end furniture showrooms. 1 established brand along the road is Arthur Brett. Despite these shops, it’s a quiet district of London and neighbouring districts are significantly busier with a lot more shops, offices and hotels.