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Quiet, elegant and full of beautiful Regency architecture, the affluent neighbourhoods offers visitors a highly refined shopping experience.
Nestled between vibrant Victoria Station and bustling Sloane Square, Belgravia is something of a hidden gem in the very heart of Central London. Here in Belgravia boutiques shops outnumber brand names and that is part of what makes it so special. At the heart of it all is Elizabeth Street, a lovely stretch of road occupied by pastel-coloured storefronts and charming cafes. Browse beautiful stationary at H.R. Stokes, satisfy your taste buds at Peggy Porschen Parlour and stock up on luxury accessories at Jenny Packham. Sloane Street is a short stroll from Elizabeth Street, but has a completely different atmosphere. More similar in feel to Sloane Square, this is where you will begin to run into luxury brand names, such as Prada and Armani. Head a little further into Belgravia to shutterbug-friendly Motcomb Street and you’ll reach another row of charming independent shops specialising in fine fashion, home goods and more.
This crown jewel of Belgravia is lined with beautiful boutiques and quaint cafes. You won’t find a large number of tourists here, as Elizabeth Street attracts a very local crowd. Pick up luxury fragrances from Jo Loves and family-owned Les Senteurs. Purchase books and beautiful stationery from H.R. Stokes, which has operated on Elizabeth Street for over 150 years. The street is also home to two Jenny Packham stores. The London designer, who is a favourite of Kate Middleton, has a bridal boutique on one end of the street and an accessories boudoir on the other end.
Lined with beautiful Regency buildings and paved with cobblestones, there are few better places to be on a weekend morning than Motcomb Street. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Belgravia, like Elizabeth Street, Motcomb is something of a secret with locals. Shop for fine linen at L&B London, pick up fresh flowers for your London Perfect apartment at Moyes Stevens, indulge in gourmet confections at Rococo Chocolates or simply enjoy the window-shopping.
Marking the western edge of Belgravia, busy Sloane Street is where you’ll find some of the world’s top luxury fashion brands. This major thoroughfare connects to Sloane Square and continues in the square’s theme of high-end brand name stores. Head to Sloane Street to shop for brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Giorgio Armani and Jimmy Choo.
Stop into Tomtom Coffee House for some gourmet coffee, a light lunch or maybe even a pint. The luxury coffee house and cigar shop proudly features local beer on its menu from Meantime Brewery in Greenwich.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with award-winning cupcakes from Peggy Porschen Parlour on the corner of Elizabeth and Ebury Street. The lovely bakery and cafe is hard to miss with its bright pink facade and also serves a fabulous selection of loose leaf teas.
Continue luxury retail therapy in nearby Knightsbridge. From Sloane Street, pop on over to Hans Cres, which will take you directly to London’s finest luxury department store, Harrods. From here, you can easily stroll up Brompton Road to Harvey Nichols. Alternatively, from Sloane or Elizabeth Street to Sloane Square, where you’ll encounter department store Peter Jones as well as a range of brand name luxury shops, including Tiffany & Co. and Hugo Boss.
The Saatchi Gallery
Located near Sloane Square Underground Station, the Saatchi Gallery showcases up and coming modern artists in a revolving exhibition space. It is a wonderful place to discover new artists and catch up on the latest trends in contemporary artwork. Admission to the gallery is free.
Belgravia, as it turns out, has some impressive neighbours. After a day of shopping in the neighbourhood, make your way to Grosvenor Place. It is here where you will find Buckingham Palace Gardens, and just a little further down the way will be Buckingham Palace itself. The London residence of the royal family is open to visitors in the summer months.
For most of our guests, the easiest way to reach Belgravia is to either walk there directly or take a short ride on the London Underground to Sloane Square (District and Circle Line). From Sloane Square, follow Sloane Street north for international luxury brands or take Eaton Square until you reach the boutiques of Elizabeth Street. Other London Underground stations bordering Belgravia include Victoria (District and Circle, Victoria Lines), Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line).