Exploring London -The Noble Belgravia

In 1825, when King George IV decided to move into the Buckingham Palace, the Grosvenor family, that is the Duke of Westminster and his family, saw a great opportunity. They employed Thomas Cubitt to build an exclusive housing area, to create a fashionable location in London, called Belgravia.

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The High Life of Belgravia

Cubitt’s grand classical designed has remained alive till date, making Belgravia an area for the upper crust of London. It is an attractive area and many of Britain’s richest have their homes here. Modernisation has had little impact on this part of the city, which has kept its old age charm burning. Nonetheless, antique shops and restaurants are tastefully located behind the modest doors, while beautiful old Belgravia Hotels and design hotels offer high-end living.

  • 1. Pimlico Road: It is more than just a road; in fact, it can be called a village in its own right. It is home to some eminent brand names like Jane Churchill and David Linley.
  • 2. Motcomb Street: This quaint cobbled stone street has a refreshing charm and is home to some high-end fashion specialists and retailers, design hotels, star restaurants, Westminster boutique hotels and fashion salons.
  • 3. Elizabeth Street: This elegant street features some whimsical old age shops like a hat maker, high-end stationer and several jewellers.

Famous Attractions in Belgravia, London

Here is a list of attractions around hotels that you can reach via the Gatwick Express. All these are just under a half mile radius if the posh design hotels in Belgravia.

  • 1. Sloane Square: This is a small landscaped square on the border of Belgravia and Chelsea. It is known for the Venus fountain built in 1953, which is located in the centre of the square.
  • 2. Wellington Arch: This is a triumphal arch built in the late 1820s. It is located in the southern part of Hyde Park and west corner of Green Park. It is also known as the constitutional arch.
  • 3. Apsley House: This is the London town house of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants. It stands at the south corner of Hyde Park and is open to the public as a museum and art gallery. It is occasionally used by the current Duke as a part time residence.
  • 4. Hyde Park: This is one of the largest parks in London, which is divided into two by the Serpentine recreational lake. It is one of the Royal Parks of London and is famous for its Speakers’ Corner.
  • 5. Harrods: This world famous department store is located in Knightsbridge, in the Royal area of Chelsea.
    • London can be quite busy during the autumn and spring season, when an array of festivals is in full swing. Visit London at this time of the year to get the best out of your stay in the city’s best design hotels.







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