Category: Belgravia

Lowndes Street, SW1X

Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.

Belgrave Square, SW1X

Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of his squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.

Orange Square, SW1W

Orange Square is a small open area in Belgravia.

Boscobel Place, SW1W

Boscobel Place’s name is derived from the story of Charles II.

Eaton Square, SW1W

Eaton Square is one of the jewels in Belgravia’s crown.

The Fascination of London: Belgravia and Pimlico

Belgravia and Pimlico – The Fascination of London by Geraldine Edith Mitton The Eia estate The larger portion of the district is included in the ancient estate of Eia, 890 acres in extent, reaching from the Bayswater Road to the Thames, which was given by William the Conqueror to Geoffrey de Mandeville, who at his …

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The development known as Belgravia was laid out in the 1820s by Thomas Cubitt and Thomas Cundy. Cubitt saw the possibilities of developing the land to the west of Buckingham Palace as a fashionable residential area and leased the land from the Grosvenor Estate. Many of the streets surrounding Cubitt’s development are of an even …

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The Fascination of London – Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater

Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater – The Fascination of London by Geraldine Edith Mitton Mayfair is at the present time the most fashionable part of London, so much so that the name has come to be a synonym for wealth or pride of birth. Yet it was not always so, as he who runs may read, …

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