Are you moving to Belgravia?
Home to some of the most wealthy and influential people in London, Belgravia is an exclusive and ritzy place to call home. With a number of private members clubs, high-end restaurants and designer shops, the amenities here are made for people who enjoy the finer things in life.
Located in central London, Belgravia spans across both the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster. Home to some of the most expensive properties in the world, the area is also considered one of the wealthiest of the world’s districts.
The history of Belgravia
The area gets its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s secondary titles: Viscount Belgrave. And its relationship with the royals and British aristocracy is entrenched in the area’s history.
Throughout the 1800’s the Marquis of Westminster purchased and developed large properties in the area, which remain the property of the family today. Much of the property in the area today has close ties to royalty, aristocracy, legacy families of London, or celebrities.
Belgravia: highlights and culture
Belgravia is an exceedingly affluent and picturesque area, with peaceful tree lined boulevards, luxury boutique lined streets, and homes so big and grandiose that they border on ostentatious. The private garden squares, such as Belgrave square and Eaton square, add to the luxurious, spacious and green feel of the millionaire’s village.
One road, more than any other, sums up the culture of the area: Elizabeth Street. If you are considering a move to Belgravia, or are planning your move, Elizabeth Street is a ‘must visit’ location. Residents and tourists alike fall in love with its calming and peaceful, luxurious and beautiful feel.
Things to do in Belgravia
Here are our favourite things to do in Belgravia:
• Enjoy a spot of shopping along the strip of designer boutiques of Sloan Street.
• Shop for delicious wine, food and accessories in the boutiques around Elizabeth Square.
• Take a stroll to Hyde Park – the largest of the Royal Parks is found to the north of Belgravia.
• Treat yourself to a Michelin star dinner at Petrus: soak in the impeccable décor and exquisite menu.
• Visit Buckingham Palace: now that Her Majesty’s your next-door neighbour, it would be rude not to go visit her home, Buckingham Palace!
• Taste the best cake of your life at Peggy Porschen – the patisserie and bakery to the stars is found on Elisabeth Street.
Where to live in Belgravia
Everyone wants to boast the SW1 postcode. The area is popular with both professionals and families, thanks to its exceptional beauty and prestigious reputation. All of the property here is beautiful and impressive. And thanks to the ‘old money’ reputation of the area, as well as the very impressive properties available, property here is exceptionally expensive with many multi million-pound homes.
Much of the property market here is owned by royalty, embassies or large companies, or are legacy homes that have been passed down from generation to generation. For this reason, the availability of new homes to market is low, and prices very high. The rental market is more active, but again the homes available will come at a premium. Whether you are planning on purchasing or renting, you need to act very quickly when you see what you want.
Average rental prices in Belgravia:
1 bed – £2500 per month
4 bed – £12,500 per month
Why not save yourself the hassle of a home search and let us take care of it for you. Our Home Finding Experts take the time to find out exactly what you want from your new home, then they go out and find it. It’s just another way we make moving home easy for you.
Family life and education in Belgravia
Most of the schools in the area are private independent schools, many of which are internationally respected. However, there are some high achieving state schools in Belgravia too.
Here are some of the area’s most sought after schools:
• Hill House – for ages 4-13, this is the former school of Prince Charles
• Eaton House – for ages 4-8
• Knightsbridge School – for ages 2-13
• Frances Holland School – for ages 4-18
Take the stress out of finding the perfect local school for your children by engaging one of our School Search Experts: they match you with the perfect school for you children’s needs, and walk you through the application process. Another way we’re here to make your move easy.
Belgravia is a very walkable location, with residents often enjoying strolls down tree lined streets to their favourite cafes, restaurants and shops. However, if you plan on driving, you can reach the city in just 15 minutes. And for travel a little further out, there are excellent public transport links.
Travel by tube is available from Hyde Park Corner station, Knightsbridge station, and Sloane Square station. There is also Victoria Station, from which you can access tube, rail and coach services both around London and outside into the rest of the UK.
How can we help with your Belgravia move?
If you’re looking to move to or from Belgravia, from the UK or abroad, we are here to help. With 120 years of removals company expertise, we know exactly what you need to make this the best move of your life. From our comprehensive packing and unpacking services, personalised moving services, storage and area orientation services, we take care of every part of your move.
At Santa Fe Relocation, we make moving home easy for you.