Keep scrolling for The India Edit’s guide to her favourite places in Belgravia…
It was only in 2020 on many bike rides and walks that I realised quite how close I lived to beautiful Belgravia. It’s not immediately on my doorstep, but 10 minutes by bike / car or 30 minutes on foot is definitely close enough to make it somewhere I have since frequented at least once a week.
I love the variety of places to visit from delicious eateries to a curated edit of brands, many inspiring interior stores and the countless pillar-fronted properties to fawn over. Another thing I love about it is that there always seems to be something new to discover – from upcoming brands to pop-ups and a catalogue of exciting events.
I’m so excited to share my favourite Belgravia-based spots as it’s somewhere that I wax lyrical about regularly – the love is truly genuine and ongoing. I’ve visited Belgravia for all sorts – facials, many street style shoots, the best pastries, my favourite salad spot, yoga, a pottery class and much more. Below you’ll find my edit of places to visit –
Food + Drink –
- Amie Wine Studio – I was so excited for Amie Wine to have a physical home and it does not disappoint. It’s the perfect spot to meet friends or grab a drink before dinner at Wild By Tart as they’re both in Eccleston Yards. Another option (if you get carried away drinking their organic rosé – easily done) is to grab a pizza from Happy Face around the corner. Amie also rent out their studio for events.
- Atis – My absolute lunchtime addiction – I can’t go a week without a salad from Atis and often find myself walking 30 minutes there and back on days WFH. My top tip is to use their click + collect option so you don’t have to join the lengthy queue.
- Pantechnicon – With four floors to discover there’s so much good stuff at Pantechnicon. My top picks would be a matcha and a caramel miso rice pudding brioche at Cafe Kitsune or brunch at the roof garden with views over Belgravia. I’ve spoken on a panel at Sachi on the lower ground before so look out for events there – eating at Sachi is next on my list!
- Polaine – The best pain au chocolat and sourdough, trust me!
- Wild By Tart – Amazing for all occasions – I’ve visited Wild By Tart for work meetings, family outings, girly get togethers and double dates. The food is always delicious and there’s a wonderful buzz. The shop has some gorgeous pieces and they often have pop-ups that you can look out for. The private dining spaces are on my list to host an event at one day.
- ME+EM – Think gorgeous, classic and timeless womenswear pieces that are functional, comfortable and chic. They always do incredible knitwear – big chunky collars and cuffs that feel divine.
- Pinch – One of many beautiful interior stores along the Pimlico Road. I’d take one of everything here, but narrowing it down their beautiful Moreau sofa and Anders lamp are top of my wishlist!
- Rose Uniacke – Oodles of inspiration, Rose Uniacke is known for her modern luxury interior style pairing contemporary and self-designed pieces with a curation of antiques. I love her fabrics store nearby too – it’s like a grown-up candy shop
- Soane Britain – Soane is another interior store I love, which really encapsulates the joy of interiors. It’s a melting pot of print, rattan and sumptuous furniture. Their armless Tuileries sofa with a ruffled trim makes my heart sing each time I see it!
- Summerill + Bishop – If you pop into Summerill + Bishop then be sure to find out more from the team about the brand and their products – they have such a beautiful curation of homeware brands and self-designed pieces. They offer custom colours, designs and sizes for all their linens too (which feel like heaven). They have a lot of striped pieces, which are my current weakness!
- With Nothing Underneath – I’ve been a long-time lover of the women’s shirt brand WNU so I was thrilled when they opened a store on Elizabeth Street. The only problem is that I’d literally take it all. Alongside their gorgeous shirts (that work for work or play) they’ve also got boxers that you can mix or match. The store makes me feel like I’ve stepped into a Nantucket hideaway, beautifully designed by interior design duo Findda.
- Studio Pottery London – I love trying new skills and a couple of years ago I received a beginners pottery class. Three hours and a lot of clay later I had my very own bowl to take home. If you’re looking for a gift for someone that is hard to buy for (or yourself!) then I highly recommend it – the studio is ultra-chic too.
- Renee Lapino at Neville – My most visited facial studio, led by the wonderful Renee Lapino. My go-to is their Holistic Facial, which has my skin glowing. The facial massage is my favourite part – it feels so good and leaves you ultra-sculpted