Belgravia is a district in West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has extremely high priced residential properties and it is considered to be one of 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 firm, namely the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group. However, the estate has been forced to sell a great deal of its freeholds to its tenants, as a result of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
Most of Belgravia used to be owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who created it during the 1820s and onwards. Thomas Cubitt mostly worked on the project. You will discover a great deal of grand terraces at white stucco homes focused around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Many embassies are situated within this area, especially 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 a great deal busier with more shops, offices and hotels.