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Avery Farm Row - after a former farm here of this name, ’Avery’ being a corruption of ’Ebury’.
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. 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. Brick Street, W1J Brick Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area. Chapel Street, SW1X Chapel Street runs south-west to north-east from Belgrave Square to Grosvenor Place. Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia. Chester Square, SW1W Chester Square was voted London’s second best house address early in the 2000s. Nearby Eaton Square was voted first. Dove Walk, SW1W Dove Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area. Down Street, W1J Down Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area. Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal 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. Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area. Hugh Street, SW1V Hugh Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area. Kinnerton Street, SW1X Kinnerton Street - a small winding street - was originally the service road for Wilton Place and Wilton Crescent. Peabody Avenue, SW1V Peabody Avenue, completed in 1885, is a monument to the birth of social housing. Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street. Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west. Sopwith Way, SW8 Sopwith Way is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area. The Pavilion, SW8 The Pavilion is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area. 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. 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.