Chapel Street, SW1X
Road in/near Belgravia, existing between 1775 and now
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Chapel Street runs south-west to north-east from Belgrave Square
to Grosvenor Place
Chapel Street dates from 1775 and was named after a former Lock chapel here adjacent to a hospital, both now demolished. All of the short streets connecting Belgravia to Grosvenor Place
- Chapel Street, Chester Street
, Halkin Street
and Wilton Street
, predate Thomas Cubitt’s master plan for Belgravia and were built up from the late 18th century.
24 Chapel Street was home to Brian Epstein, the manager of the Beatles. He died there on 27 August 1967 of an accidental barbiturate and alcohol overdose.
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area. Beeston Place, SW1W Beeston Place was formerly part of the Grosvenor family estate and the family owned land in Beeston, Cheshire. Belgrave Square, SW1X Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of his squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia. Cadogan Place, SW1X Cadogan Place was named after Earl Cadogan and runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street. Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area. Kinnerton Street, SW1X Kinnerton Street - a small winding street - was originally the service road for Wilton Place and Wilton Crescent. Knightsbridge, SW1X Knightsbridge is a main thoroughfare running along the south side of Hyde Park. Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west. Victoria Square, SW1W Victoria Square, a small residential square, lies on land forming part of the Grosvenor Estate to the south of the Royal Mews. Warwick Row, SW1E Warwick Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area. William Mews, SW1X William Mews is a partially redeveloped, private Mews off Lowndes Square. Wilton Crescent, SW1X Wilton Crescent is notable for its affluent and politically important list of residents, present and historic. Wilton Mews, SW1X Wilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area. Wilton Place, SW1X Wilton Place was built in 1825 to connect Belgravia with Knightsbridge. Wilton Row, SW1X Wilton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Belgravia is an affluent area of Westminster, north of Victoria Station.
Belgravia - known as Five Fields during the Middle Ages - was developed in the early 19th century by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster.
The area had begun to be built up after George III moved to Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace) and constructed a row of houses on what is now Grosvenor Place
. In the 1820s, Richard Grosvenor asked Thomas Cubitt to design numerous grand terraces centred on squares. Most of Belgravia was constructed over the next 30 years.
Belgravia has many grand terraces of white stucco houses, and is focused on two squares: Belgrave Square
and Eaton Square.
Much of Belgravia is still owned by the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group.