Belgravia is a district in West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It's got incredibly expensive residential properties and it is considered 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 continues to be owned by a family property company, namely the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group. However, the estate has been required to sell a good deal of its freeholds to its tenants, on account of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
The majority of Belgravia used to be owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who created it throughout the 1820s and onwards. Thomas Cubitt mostly worked on the project. You'll find a great deal of grand terraces at white stucco homes focused around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Several embassies are located in this area, specifically 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. Regardless of these shops, it’s a quiet district of London and neighbouring districts are substantially busier with more shops, offices and hotels.