Boscobel Place, SW1W

Boscobel Place is named after a pub called the Royal Oak. Boscobel Woods is Staffordshire was the scene of Charles II’s escape from the Round­heads where he hid in an oak tree. The Royal Oak in Belgravia was demolished as part of a redevelop­ment plan in 1952.

Boscobel Place was at first ’Royal Oak Place’.

The mews houses here were originally Belgravia stables giving them a contrasting design to much of the area which was largely built to the vision of Thomas Cubitt. Boscobel Place belongs to an older, more dated style of design with small, dark rooms.

Season 2 Episode 1 of BBC’s Sherlock ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’ featured Boscobel Place as a filming location; when John Watson punches Sherlock in the face.

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