Be At One with Knightsbridge & Belgravia
Terraced stucco townhouses, garden squares, international embassies, upmarket hotels, antique shops and so much more line these elegant streets, plus the number of designer fashion and jewellery boutiques on the cobbled Motcomb Street. Fancy some food? Fine-dining restaurants, posh delis and sophisticated cafes cater to the areas wealthy international residents. So, let’s begin on getting to know Belgravia.
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London is famous for its transport, with black cabs and double decker buses. But, the most notable way of transport for locals and visitors alike is London’s underground, which provides transport in and around the whole of the city.
This London Underground station is located in Knightsbridge. It runs on the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Hyde Park Corner.
Sloane Square is a London Underground station located in Belgravia. It is served on the District and Circle lines between South Kensington and Victoria stations. Located on the east side of Sloane Square and is adjacent to the Royal Court theatre.
Honing in on Belgravia, which sits shoulder to shoulder with Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square, this is one of central London’s most affluent districts. Its elegant streets are lined with international embassies, sophisticated hotels, listed townhouses and beautiful garden squares, one of the most popular being Belgrave Square Garden.
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One of London’s most affluent districts, with plenty of boutiques, embassies and designers stores lining the streets. Opening your new business here can prove to be a positive.
This French family-run bakery has boutiques in Paris, Antwerp and the heart of Belgravia. Here you will find a heady selection of breads, pastries and other sumptuous treats, freshly baked in a wood-fired oven daily. What sets Poilane apart is the passion with which its bakers work, meaning that they strive for excellence with every single bake. Brioches, sourdough, and croissants are just some of the delicacies available on your doorstep.
Denim boutique Donna Ida stands out among the boutique retailers of Elizabeth Street. Australian-born Donna Ida Thornton filled an important gap in the market when she opened her boutique, focusing mainly on jeans. Here you will find top denim brands such as FRAME denim, Mother Denim, James Jeans, Goldsign, their own brand IDA and many more. What’s more, they stock tops, sunglasses, scarves and handbags to complete your wardrobe.
Specialist perfumery Les Senteurs has something of a cult following. London’s oldest independent perfumery stocks over 350 divine fragrances, including niche and undiscovered brands alongside old classics. According to Les Senteurs, ‘each visitor is taken on a personal journey of discovery to find their perfect scent’ when visiting the Belgravia boutique.
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, Knightsbridge and Belgravia were largely uninhabited, meaning they have near enough no village history. Until the 1700s the area was notoriously dangerous after nightfall with gruesome tales of the brutal robbers and highwaymen that haunted the area.
This beautiful building was once home to the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wesley and is now one of the most popular monuments in the area of Belgravia thanks to its breathtaking architecture and intricate design. The vast house has been restored over the years and while it is still the official residence of Arthur Wesley’s descendants, there are a number of rooms which have been maintained and can be explored as part of a public tour.
Sloane Square is one of the most beautiful areas of London and is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for photo opportunities. As you stroll through the square you’ll find all kinds of historic statues and monuments including the Venus Fountain which has stood at the centre for decades. There are also a number of quaint shops and luxury eateries to be found around Sloane Square so be sure to take a trip there during your time in London.
A historic area within London. Plenty of things to see, and even do, but treading off the beaten track can prove to be positive, you just need to know where to look.
Centred around an outdoor yard with picnic tables, colourful deck chairs and street art, regular and pop-up events include a Sunday craft market and outdoor aerobic sessions. A decadent destination for dining and drinking, Eccleston Yards doubles as an enclave of creative studios and small businesses, meaning there is more to discover on every time you visit.
Possibly the most photographed building in Belgravia. If you are on Instagram or Tik Tok, you’ll likely have a sense of deja vu as you first approach Peggy Porschen. The downside to this fame is that you may have to push aside posers and Instagram wannabes from outside the entrance after their 100th attempt at a selfie.
Belgravia’s Elizabeth Street has a sundry of cafes, restaurants and fine fashion stores, perfect for outdoor sessions and people watching. Most of the businesses (particularly the fashion and floral stores) band together to change their foliage displays out front seasonably. Expect bright orange and yellow displays in the fall / autumn. Tomtom Coffee also get in on the theming action with their terrace the best place to sip a ‘spresso.
It’s one of the most affluent districts in the city (and one of the wealthiest in the world) with incredible Regency architecture that dates back to the early 19th century. The area is composed of more than 300 boutiques and businesses, and shoppers from around the globe flock to Elizabeth and Motcomb streets and Pimlico Road—the three main shopping strips—for the best in retail therapy.
Make sure to plan a trip to the iconic department store Harrods in Knightsbridge. A luxury shopping destination for more than 160 years, you’ll find exclusive collections, top-notch restaurants and outstanding customer service. The shop has 8 floors, consisting of the finest products in food, fashion, homeware and technology. Shop for international brands, such as Valentino, Prada and Dior. But, don’t miss out the famous food hall here. You will come across a set of culinary treats that will make your taste buds tingle, from tea blends, bespoke cakes, hampers, wine and more.
Located on Motcomb Street in Belgravia, this flagship store is home to their hidden Moroccan-style garden. Here you will be able to enjoy a smooth and steamy cup of hot chocolate from their very own cafe. The store is also a host of their Chocolate School running weekly workshops and tastings. They are committed to showcasing the best of British creativity and craft, from their iconic visual design to the daring imagination and style that their very own chocolatiers put into every product.
FOOD & DRINK
As one of London’s most affluent areas, you could be forgiven for thinking that the restaurant scene is all about the big spenders – but it’s surprisingly eclectic.
Burger & Lobster
Located on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols, this American-style diner serves its customers whole lobsters, burgers and so much more. As soon as you step into Burger & Lobster, you’ll be blown away. The open-plan restaurant mirrors the fun and relaxed dining experience and the ambience was buzzing.
Since it first opened its doors in 1984, this upmarket Italian restaurant has been paving the way in London. Truly is a place to indulge, with a personal favourite being the “Zitoni Toscanini”, which is essentially long tubes of pasta made with spicy Tuscan sausage and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes and Tuscan pecorino.
For a really contemporary dining experience in the heart of London’s trendy Knightsbridge neighbourhood, Buddha Bar is the place to go. Producing an elegant and stylish menu and will definitely get your mouth watering. This restaurant prides itself on pushing culinary boundaries, and combines Far Eastern delicacies with a Western influence, which works incredibly well.
Harry’s Dolce Vita
Taking inspiration from the original private member’s club, Harry’s Bar, which incorporated elements of warm Italian hospitality with classic culinary dishes and drinks, Harry’s Dolce Vita is one of the best places to eat in Knightsbridge. Each homemade pasta dish is served in a copper pan, which adds a really chic touch, and is perfect for keen Instagrammers.
It is clear that Belgravia and Knightsbridge brings a lot to the table in terms of its how affluent it is and contribution to what makes London great. But, from a first glance, there is a lot to witness beneath the surface, so get your walking shoes on and get exploring, there is plenty to see!