A culturally rich sanctuary of serenity and calm in bustling central London.

Things to do in Belgravia

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About Belgravia

Distinguished and truly unique, Belgravia is a delightful place to shop, socialise, and explore, where history, originality, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit combine seamlessly - A culturally rich sanctuary of serenity and calm in bustling central London.

Classic Georgian, regency-style residences, grand sweeping crescents, glorious green squares; you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered onto the set of an award-winning British period drama.

Wonderfully uniform, the Belgravia architecture with its characteristic cream-stucco terraces, mews houses and grand mansions with their symmetrical stonework graces its residential streets and line its three, stately 19th century squares.

High street in Belgravia

Destinations in Belgravia

Where is Belgravia located?

Modestly, tucked away, between the well-known districts of Knightsbridge, Chelsea, and close to the royal residence, Buckingham Palace, this charming, characteristic ward of London is the perfect spot for London’s visitors to discover, just a short 5 minute stroll from Sloane Square Underground and a ten minute walk from Victoria Station.

Luxury residences. Exclusive locations

For those calling London home, Belgravia has always been one of the city's most fashionable residential districts with its inimitable combination of a historic quintessential village feel and bright, smart, stylish contemporary lifestyle - there’s certainly plenty of things to do in Belgravia.

Proud of its global reputation as one of the world’s leading destinations for art collectors, the renowned galleries of North Mayfair, along with Mount Street and its immediate surrounding streets host fascinating exhibitions of the classical and contemporary and heart-pounding auctions of historic collectables.

The district is also home to the Royal Academy of the Arts, inside its striking Palladian mansion and the world’s largest and most diverse collection of fine antiques, jewellery, and vintage fashion; Gray’s Antique Market.

Royal Academy of ArtsVictoria & Albert Museum

Browse, admire and enjoy

Teeming with creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, the area is simply brimming with distinctive independent shops and intimate boutiques, where you can browse one of a kind pieces in fashion, homewares and gifts. The recently gentrified Eccleston Yards with its stunning outdoor courtyard, hosts one of the best outdoor markets of its kind, embracing a cultural blend of heritage, well-being, creativity and innovation. And if you have an interest in art and exceptional design, you’ll soon be completely and utterly seduced by the Pimlico Road design district, a world-renowned centre for original artworks, antiques and collectables and exceptional interiors & furnishings.

Ever evolving, the hotly anticipated Pantechnicon, will open later in the year; a new shopping, dining and social experience for all.

It is an inspirational place to simply amble - soak up the creative and illustrious history as you read blue plaque after blue plaque commemorating Belgravia’s renowned celebrated and remarkably gifted former residents; classic composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, creator of James Bond and spy novelist Ian Fleming, and stage and screen actress, Vivien Lee, to name a few.

Admire the architectural grandeur for the numerous international embassies that reside here, explore the galleries, exhibitions or take in a show at the stunning, Grade II listed concert venue; Cadogan Hall.

Indulge all of your senses

Tempt then treat your taste buds as you savour the simply outstanding food and drink Belgravia has to offer. From the pleasing scent drifting from the aromatic coffee houses, delicatessens filled with appetising, fresh locally-sourced produce and welcoming cafés and small, boutique hotels to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea.

Relax in atmospheric wine and cocktail bars and take your pick from independently owned, iconic restaurants offering the best relaxed, romantic or fine dining experiences, enjoy flavoursome culinary delights and exceptional service.

Remarkably historic

Formally known as Five Fields Belgravia, London was the creation of Richard Grosvenor and architect and builder, Thomas Cubitt in the 19th century – the Grosvenor estate remaining within the family today. The name Belgravia came from a subsidiary name of the Duke of Westminster, Viscount Belgrave; a name originally taken from Belgrave village on the Duke’s Cheshire estate.

Magnificent garden squares & gardens

The neighbourhood’s centrepiece, Belgrave Square is one the largest and certainly grandest 19th-century squares in the capital. Four decorative stuccoed terraces of individual residences with detached mansions at each corner surround a private garden; designed by George Basevi in the early 1800s. The two hectares of the established estate’s grounds with pergolas draped with wisteria and a tennis court is home to statues by Italian sculptor, Enzo Plazzetta and include explorer, Christopher Columbus.
Belgrave’s younger sibling, Eaton Square is, in fact, an elongated rectangle. Named after Eaton Hall, Cheshire; the Grosvenor family estate, the square is framed by its large 3 bay townhouses, joined by classic terraces. At the eastern end, you’ll find the Greek revival styled, St. Peter’s church, painstakingly restored after a fire destroyed the Grade II listed church. You’ll notice a variety of architectural styles due to a long contraction period, in fact, the square was only completed in the year of Cubitt’s death.

A stone’s throw from Belgrave Square gardens, you’ll find Wilton Crescent - a sweeping, elegant Grade II listed terrace, their stuccoed balconies overlooking their award-winning semi-circular garden with its tall Plane trees, white planting theme and modern sculptures. As with the other private grounds, you can explore the tranquil garden during open garden weekends in the capital.