Belgravia is a district in West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It offers extremely high-priced properties and is considered to be among 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 continues to be owned by a family property firm, namely the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group. However, the estate has been made to sell a lot of its freeholds to its tenants, due to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
The majority of Belgravia was previously owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who developed it in the course of the 1820s and onwards. Thomas Cubitt mostly worked on the project. You will discover a great deal of grand terraces at white stucco houses focused around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Several embassies are situated within this location, specifically in Belgrave Square.
Pimlico Road, on the southern side of Belgravia, is well-known for its antique shops and high-end furnishings showrooms. One 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.