Belgravia is one of the world’s most desirable and exclusive neighbourhoods. With world-class shopping, stately period townhouses, and access to Hyde Park, homes in this area have reached £4,500 per square foot. The people who live here are best described as the global superrich. Fully 96% of residents of this ward are satisfied with the area.
Most residents in this area have lived here for 3-10 years, which is higher than the average for Westminster. However, many of the properties in this area are second homes.
A very impressive 99% of residents feel safe during the day, and 88% feel safe walking alone after dark. Residents feel the main issues are dog fouling, noisy building sites, rubbish/litter, homeless/begging, and noisy pubs/clubs. This is a very safe area in which to live, but note that statistics indicate theft-related crime is a possibility.
Parking in Belgravia can be difficult and expensive. Car ownership in this area is, however, slightly high for London. Residents’ parking permits are available through the City of Westminster and the cost depends on the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.
Although the area is primarily residential, it borders Chelsea and Pimlico and is within easy reach of the West End, giving unparalleled access to world-class pubs, clubs, and bars.
A high 48% of homes in the ward live as families. There is access to a wide range of excellent schools. There is also access to much green space, including Hyde Park. However, the cost of this neighbourhood can make the financial burden of raising a family particularly heavy.
Dogs benefit from access to numerous garden squares and the vast open space of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, but you won’t be bringing Fido along to any of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the area. Many homes are large enough to comfortably accommodate a pet, at the high end of the market.
Belgravia’s central Zone 1 location makes it possible for a very high percentage of residents to walk to work; nearly a quarter of those in this ward do. There are numerous bus services in the area, as well as several Tube stations: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line), Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), Sloane Square (Circle and District lines), and Victoria Tube, National Rail and Coach station is nearby (Victoria, Circle, and District Lines). The Brompton road becomes the A4. Heathrow is about 40 minutes away, and can be reached by the Piccadilly Line.