Belgravia: a luxury shopping haven home to high thread counts and a long line of celebrity residents. Sir Michael Caine, Elizabeth Hurley and Sean Connery have all lived in Belgravia and it’s not hard to see why….
Spend the day walking around Belgravia’s immaculately presented streets – doing a bit of dream house window shopping – then replenish all the calories you burn off at one of their perfect patisseries. And, just in case you needed a little more inspiration, we’ve put together a whole list of reasons why you need to visit this lovely locale.
1. For the shopping:
Belgravia might be the home of Harvey Nichols (sweetie, darling) but we reckon you’re better off heading to Motcomb Street, a hidden treasure in the centre of beautiful Belgravia. It’s filled with boutique and luxury shopping opportunities and the cherry on top is that it’s just about to become a pedestrian-only zone – so there’s even more room to breathe. Certainly makes a nice change from Oxford Street.
And, to celebrate the completion of their pedestrianisation project, Motcomb Street are hosting a massive street party – and you’re invited! From 5 ’til 10pm on the 27th September the street will be buzzing with live music and they’re offering you an incredible evening of food, drinks and late night shopping. What’s even more incredible is that there’s no entry fee – so you can enjoy a brilliant night out and spend your money on some of the delicious food on offer instead.
The street’s relaunch will be kicked off by MasterChef judge Marcus Wareing and you can also expect an edible art installation by Bompas & Parr (think an epic, multi-flavoured sherbet fountain) plus loads more food offerings from The Fine Cheese Co., Lowndes Bar & Kitchen, Grace Belgravia and Pierre Hermé – to name a few. There’s even a secret garden in Halkin Arcade for you to explore. To find out more check out our Facebook event.
2. For the houses:
There are some seriously prime Instagram opportunities to be found here, so if you’re a fan of all things exterior design (or interior for that matter – just head to the Pimlico Road design district) Belgravia is the place to be. An afternoon spent wandering round the white pillared houses of Belgravia is an afternoon well spent in our opinion. And this leads us nicely to our next point…
3. For the sweet treats:
Belgravia’s bakeries and patisseries are second to none – it’s practically the Paris of London when it comes to good pastries. You’re going to want to check out Peggy Porschen (you won’t find a better Instagram opportunity than this), Dominique Ansel Bakery (home of the world famous cronut, half croissant half doughnut, trust us it works) and R Chocolate London (for their charming chocolate creations). Then proceed to waddle home after overindulging. We all need a good sugar rush occasionally!
4. For the bars:
Don’t be fooled that Belgravia will be out of your price range – you get a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to quality here. We’d recommend The Orange Public House & Hotel and The Blue Bar for a cheeky pint. Oh and if you’re hungry The Orange cracks out some truly excellent pub grub, so it’s a good place for a pit stop.
5. For the culture:
Cadogan Hall is an intimate concert venue and one of the most beautiful places to catch live music in London. Keep your eye on their schedule of upcoming shows, from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to ballet to rock music, there’s something to satisfy even the pickiest culture vulture. The Royal Court Theatre is also just down the road and showcases some excellent theatre from up and coming new writers.