Print-friendly version of this page Albert Court, SW7 Albert Court, a residential block for the "upper classes", was constructed in 1890. Bayswater Road, W2 Bayswater Road is the main road running along the northern edge of Hyde Park. Bolney Gate, SW7 Bolney Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Craven Road, W2 The Earl of Craven owned the land on which the road was later built. Cromwell Gardens, SW7 Cromwell Gardens is a short but major road in South Kensington. It joins the Cromwell Road at the junction with Exhibition Road to the west with the Brompton Road to the east. Elms Lane, W2 Elms Lane in Bayswater was situated on the west bank of the Westbourne stream. Gloucester Road, SW7 Gloucester Road is a main street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Grenville Place, SW7 Grenville Place connects Cornwall Gardens and Launceston Place in the north with Cromwell Road in the south. Harrow Road, W2 Harrow Road is one of the main arterial roads of London, leading northwest out of the capital. Jay Mews, SW7 Jay Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Kynance Mews, SW7 Kynance Mews consists of 33 residential properties on a mews road which starts at Gloucester Road and ends in a cul-de-sac. Melton Court, SW7 Melton Court is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Orsett Terrace, W2 Orsett Terrace combined with Orsett Place to form one street in Paddington. Palace Gate, W8 Palace Gate was previously part of Gloucester Road and developed in the 1860s Praed Street, W2 Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north. Queens Gate, SW7 Queens Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Queensborough Terrace, W2 Queensborough Terrace was built by the grandson of John Aldridge in the 1860s on part of the Aldridge lands. Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Arcade, SW7 The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Thurloe Street, SW7 Thurloe Street is named for John Thurloe, said to have been given this land by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth. Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.
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.