Area Guides

  • Belgravia is located in central London in the City of Westminster next to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Sloane Street and Pimlico are also situated nearby.

    Belgravia, home to several embassies, is centered around Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. The area is one of the most prestigious and beautiful places to live in London and offers an enviable lifestyle.

    Belgravia has a cosmopolitan feel to it, with a mixture of local residents and tourists prevalent in everyday life. The area is full of hotels aimed at attracting tourists visiting the capital.

    Belgravia's main postcode is SW1.

  • There are some exclusive shops in Belgravia, including several small fashion boutiques. Other fashionable shops are located a few minutes away in Knightsbridge, Sloane Square and Chelsea's King's Road.

    Belgravia has some swanky bars, fashionable cafes, and fantastic restaurants, including The Thomas Cubitt, named after the main contractor who developed much of Belgravia in the nineteenth century.

    Other worthy eateries are the Mango Tree, Apsleys, Motcombs, Nahm and The Ebury Street Wine Bar.

    Belgravia features some of the most elegant and expensive homes in the world, and is one of the most fashionable places to own a home in the capital.

    There are a wide selection of terraced and mews houses, along with converted and purpose built apartments, including portered apartment blocks and penthouses. But housing supply is restrictive, as homes placed on the sales market are often snapped up in a short space of time, and often for an extremely high price.

    Consequently, it comes as little surprise that the vast majority of people who buy property in Belgravia tend to be extremely wealthy. Homes are often passed down through the generations rather than sold. Such limited residential supply, coupled with the prestige of living in the area, ensures that property prices - to buy and rent - always remain high.

    Belgravia is characterised by the white stucco fronted houses and palatial properties, among other homes architecturally influenced by Richard Grovesnor's era during the early to mid-nineteenth century.

    Landlords interested in Belgravia's rental market, will find that there is no shortage of prospective tenants - both long and short-term - due to the areas central location and the high volume of year-round tourists visiting the area.

    The nearest underground tube stations are Sloane Square, Zone 1, which is served by the Circle and District lines and Victoria Station with the Victoria Line and mainline rail services.

    There are a number of 24-hour buses operating in the area, along with an almost constant flow of taxis.

    A national coach service operating routes to and from the rest of the country is available in nearby Victoria.

    Sloane Square    Zone 1
    (0.26 miles)

    Victoria    Zone 1
    (0.32 miles)

    Victoria (London)    Zone 1
    (0.35 miles)

    Hyde Park Corner    Zone 1
    (0.62 miles)

  • Belgravia has some highly popular and attractive garden squares such as Belgrave Square and Eaton Square, while London's famous West End is located only a short distance away.

    There are a plethora of attractions in and around the area, including Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, the Guards Museum and Tate Britain, just to name a few. Furthermore, a few minutes down the road, there is a vast array of attractions in Sloane Street and Knightsbridge.

    Theatre lovers should checkout the Royal Court Theatre on Sloane Square, The Victoria Palace Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre.

    A large proportion of Belgravia was originally owned by Richard Grosvenor, the second Marquess of Westminster. A lot of developments were erected in the area during the early to mid nineteenth century - starting in 1820. Much of the area is still run by the Grosvenor Estate, which is owned by the Duke of Westminster.

    Belgravia has long been home to many rich and famous people, along with high profile politicians and international high net worth families.

    Many of the grand homes in the area were converted into embassies following World War II, particularly in Belgrave Square.

    The annual rate of council tax in Belgravia varies, and is dependant on a property's valuation band. The valuation band is determined by the value of the property and the current rates for the local council.

    Council Tax in Belgravia is levied by Westminster local authority

    Band 2014 2013 rise/fall
    Band A £451.16 £453.83 -0.59 %
    Band B £526.36 £529.47 -0.59 %
    Band C £601.55 £605.1 -0.59 %
    Band D £676.74 £680.74 -0.59 %
    Band E £827.12 £832.01 -0.59 %
    Band F £977.51 £983.29 -0.59 %
    Band G £1127.9 £1134.57 -0.59 %
    Band H £1353.48 £1361.48 -0.59 %