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Belgravia is an affluent area of Westminster, north of Victoria Station.

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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.


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THE STREETS OF BELGRAVIA
Achilles Way, W1K Achilles Way is named for the nearby Wellington as Achilles statue in Hyde Park.
Alderney Street, SW1V Alderney Street was originally Stanley Street, after George Stanley, local landowner.
Avery Farm Row, SW1W Avery Farm Row - after a former farm here of this name, ’Avery’ being a corruption of ’Ebury’.
Belgrave Mews North, SW1X Belgrave Mews North is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews South, SW1X Belgrave Mews South is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews West, SW1X Belgrave Mews West is home to the Star Tavern, former rendezvous of the Great Train Robbers.
Belgrave Place, SW1X Belgrave Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Square, SW1X Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of his squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.
Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W Bloomfield Terrace is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Boscobel Place, SW1W Boscobel Place’s name is derived from the story of Charles II.
Bourne Street, SW1W Bourne Street is lined with what were once artisans’ dwellings.
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A Buckingham Palace Road runs from the south side of Buckingham Palace towards Chelsea.
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E Buckingham Palace Road is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W Buckingham Palace Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Buckingham Palace, SW1W Buckingham Palace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Budge’s Walk, SW7 Budge’s Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Bulleid Way, SW1W Bulleid Way is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Bunhouse Place, SW1W Bunhouse Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Burton Mews, SW1W Burton Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Cadogan Lane, SW1X Cadogan Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cadogan Place, SW1X Cadogan Place was named after Earl Cadogan and runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street.
Cambridge Street, SW1V Cambridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Cavalry Square, SW1W Cavalry Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Chapel Street, SW1X Chapel Street runs south-west to north-east from Belgrave Square to Grosvenor Place.
Chesham Close, SW1X Chesham Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Mews, SW1X Chesham Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Place, SW1X Chesham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chesham Street, SW1X Chesham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Close, SW1X Chester Close is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Close, W1M Chester Close is a road in the W1M postcode area
Chester Mews, SW1X Chester Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia.
Chester Square Mews, SW1W Chester Square Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Chester Square, SW1W Chester Square was voted London’s second best house address early in the 2000s. Nearby Eaton Square was voted first.
Chester Street, W1M Chester Street dates from 1805.
Cliveden Place, SW1W Cliveden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Colonnade Walk, SW1W Colonnade Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Conduit Street, SW1W Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Wpostal area.
Cumberland Street, SW1V Cumberland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Denbigh Place, SW1V Denbigh Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Dove Walk, SW1W Dove Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Duke of York Square, SW1W Duke of York Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews North, SW1X Eaton Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Eaton Mews South, SW1W Eaton Mews South is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews West, SW1W Eaton Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Place, SW1X Eaton Place was developed by Thomas Cubitt between 1826 and 1845.
Eaton Row, SW1W Eaton Row is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Square, SW1W Eaton Square is one of the jewels in Belgravia’s crown.
Eaton Terrace, SW1W Eaton Terrace is a street of elegant five and six storey terraced houses.
Ebury Bridge, SW1V Ebury Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Ebury Bridge, SW1W Ebury Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Mews, SW1W Ebury Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Square, SW1W In contrast with much of Belgravia’s planned building, Edbury Square developed as a result of London’s natural expansion.
Ebury Street, SW1W Ebury Street runs from the Grosvenor Gardens junction south-westwards to Pimlico Road.
Ebury Street, SW1W This is a street in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Strreet, SW1W Ebury Strreet is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eccleston Bridge, SW1W Eccleston Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eccleston Place, SW1W Eccleston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eccleston Street, SW1W Eccleston Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Elizabeth Street, SW1W Elizabeth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Ellis Street, SW1X Ellis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Flower Walk, W2 Flower Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Fountain Square, SW1W Fountain Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Gloucester Street, SW1V Gloucester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Graham Terrace, SW1W Graham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W Grosvenor Cottages is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Halkin Arcade, SW1X Halkin Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Street, SW1X Harriet Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Walk, SW1X Harriet Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hobart Place, SW1W Hobart Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Mews, SW1W Holbein Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Place, SW1W Holbein Place links Sloane Square and Pimlico Road.
Hyde Park, W2 Hyde Park, as well as being a park, is an address for some park-located buildings
Kensington Gardens, W2 Kensington Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Kensington Gardens, W8 Kensington Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Little Chester Street, SW1X Little Chester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is named after the Secretary to the Treasury William Lowndes.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Lyall Mews West, SW1X Lyall Mews West is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lyall Mews, SW1X Lyall Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Montrose Place, SW1X Montrose Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Motcomb Street, SW1X Motcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Mozart Terrace, SW1W Mozart Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
New Ride, SW1X New Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
New Ride, SW7 New Ride is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Ollin Street, E14 Ollin Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ormonde Place, SW1W Ormonde Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Passmore Street, SW1W Passmore Street, formerly Union Street, contains a social mix.
Peabody Avenue, SW1V Peabody Avenue, completed in 1885, is a monument to the birth of social housing.
Peabody Avenue, SW1W Peabody Avenue is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Phipps Mews, SW1W Phipps Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Pimilco Walk, N1 Pimilco Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street.
Policeman’s Walk, W2 Policeman’s Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Policeman’s Walk, W2 Policeman’s Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west.
Ranelagh Grove, SW1W Ranelagh Grove was formerly called Wilderness Row and Ranelagh Walk.
Roberts Mews, BR6 A street within the SW1X postcode
Roberts Mews, SW1X Roberts Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Rotten Row, SW1X Rotten Row is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Rotten Row, SW7 Rotten Row is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Semley Place, SW1W Semley Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Serpentine Bridge, W2 Serpentine Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area
Serpentine Road, SW1X Serpentine Road is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Serpentine Road, SW7 Serpentine Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Serpentine Road, W1K Serpentine Road is a road in the W1K postcode area
Serpentine Road, W2 Serpentine Road is a street in Paddington.
Silverdale Industrial Estate, UB3 A street within the SW1W postcode
Sloane Court East, SW1W Sloane Court East is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Court East, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Gardens, SW1W Sloane Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sloane Street, SW1X Sloane Street runs north to south, from Knightsbridge to Sloane Square, taking its name from Sir Hans Sloane, who purchased the surrounding area in 1712.
Sloane Terrace, SW1X Sloane Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
South Carriage Drive, SW1X South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW1X postcode area
South Eaton Place, SW1W South Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
St Barnabas Mews, SW1W St Barnabas Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
St Barnabas Street, SW1W St Barnabas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sussex Street, SW1V Sussex Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Sutherland Street, SW1V Sutherland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Unit 23 Flotilla House Battersea Reach, SW18 A street within the SW1W postcode
Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X Upper Belgrave Street was constructed in the 1840s to connect Belgrave Square with the King’s Road.
Victoria Place, SW1W Victoria Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
West Carriage Drive, SW7 West Carriage Drive is a road in the SW7 postcode area
West Carriage Drive, W2 West Carriage Drive is a road in the W2 postcode area
West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X West Eaton Place Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
West Eaton Place, SW1X West Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
West Halkin Street, SW1X West Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Whittaker Street, SW1W Whittaker Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Mews, SW1X Wilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Street, SW1X Wilton Street was built in 1817.
Wilton Terrace, SW1X Wilton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Winchester Street, SW1V Winchester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.



 

Belgravia

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.
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