Belgravia is a district in West London within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It's got extremely expensive homes and it is known to be 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 compelled 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 developed it in the course of the 1820s and onwards. Thomas Cubitt mainly worked on the project. You will discover a lot of grand terraces at white stucco houses focused around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Many embassies are placed 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 furnishings 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 much busier with a lot more shops, offices and hotels.