Top 10 Things to See and Do in Belgravia
Nestled in the heart of London between Westminster, Chelsea, Paddington and Mayfair, Belgravia is a true gem. This affluent area has plenty to see and do, whether you’re a visitor or a resident. Here are our top ten activities in Belgravia.
Pay your respects to Ian Fleming
The creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming lived at 22 Ebury Street in Belgravia for eleven years, from 1934 to 1945. Moonraker fans will remember this as the residence of Bond villain Sir Hugo Drax.
Go to the Grenadier
A former officers’ mess, The Grenadier is one of London’s truly iconic pubs. It even has a resident ghost. You’ll spot The Grenadier’s distinctive red, white and blue front on Wilton Row, right next to St Paul’s Knightsbridge.
Visit St Paul’s
Not the cathedral, but the beautiful Victorian church near Harvey Nichols. This thriving Anglo-Catholic place of worship may not look like much from the outside, but the interior is stunning. The church often hosts top-class concerts, so keep an eye on the schedule.
Shop at Harvey Nick’s
The original Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols is one of London’s most well-known historic department stores. Its famous Fifth Floor offers a range of outstanding food and drink options all day.
Have afternoon tea
Afternoon tea is a London highlight, and you’ll find plenty of excellent options in Belgravia. Why not try Peggy Porschen’s luxury afternoon tea at The Lanesborough, or champagne tea at The Goring?
Take a walk in the park
Green, leafy Belgravia is flanked on the north by Hyde Park and the east by Buckingham Palace Gardens. You’ll also find plenty of small and charming parks and gardens throughout the area, such as Belgrave Square Garden and Wilton Crescent Park.
Go to a concert
Cadogan Hall is one of London’s most prestigious performance venues. This Grade II listed building began life as a Christian Science worship hall and began hosting concerts in 2004. Its diverse programme includes opera, classical, chamber music, and rock & pop offerings from world-class artists.
Take a world tour
For a small area, Belgravia has an impressive concentration of embassies and consulates. From Norway to Bolivia, Ghana to Spain, you can take a virtual tour of the globe just by spotting the different flags.
Have a steam
On the edge of Belgravia, by Grosvenor Gardens, you’ll find an authentic banya. This Russian spa experience also offers delicious food and drink to replenish your body and soul.
See Apsley House
In the north-east corner of Belgravia, right by Hyde Park Corner, you can visit Apsley House, former residence of the Duke of Wellington. Replete with fine art and period artefacts, this is a must-see for history lovers. Don’t miss the statue of Wellington’s rival Napoleon, by Antonio Canova.
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