It’s situated in the heart of London, bordered by Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Pimlico, but it offers a slower-paced quality of life. Motcomb Street, in particular, with its old-style street lamps and alluring listed buildings, has a village-like ambience.
With an active residents’ association and a strong community focus, Belgravia hosts lively street and garden parties in the summer and a series of acclaimed classical concerts in the autumn and spring. It’s a culturally rich neighbourhood, with a commitment to public art, and is home to numerous art galleries and site-specific art installations. “Slate Wall” at Montrose Place is London’s first site-specific sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy, while Wilton Crescent Garden has hosted sculptures by Zadok Ben-David and Tony Cragg.
Counting Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Neville Chamberlain, Ian Fleming and Vivien Leigh as former residents, Belgravia’s blue-plaque-strewn streets are evocative, and the neighbourhood is permeated with a sense of its past. But, with modern amenities on hand and a proximity to central London, Belgravia offers contemporary living in a historical setting.
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