For those of you who are looking for fun and exciting things to do, then Belgravia can meet your needs – if not go above and beyond expectations. Here are some of the fun things you can do in Belgravia.
Top things to do in Belgravia
If there is one thing you cannot escape from in Belgravia, it is that it is naturally beautiful. The streets which were designed by master builder Thomas Cubitt have been elegantly preserved and have an air of sheer joy for anyone walking around this space.
Elizabeth Street “is a story of history and innovation – where signature restaurants and eateries cosy up to independent fashion and lifestyle brands.” Better yet, if you’re big on Instagram or TikTok, enjoy taking a snap or video, then Elizabeth Street has to be on your shortlist of things to do in Belgravia. From the bright pink corner buildings to the Victorian stonework of the townhouses that juxtapose boutique fashion, restaurants and living, it’s a perfect hodgepodge of telegenic delight.
Motcomb Street brings in the more urban living side of this famous quarter, but still, a stroll around here and you will be pitching your lottery winnings on a home or several that you will see, reserving your own spot in this boujee neighbourhood that mixes pleasure, shopping and fun!
Belgrave Square Gardens
How about taking a moment for yourself and having a little sit down? That’s not so interesting in many spots but Belgrave Square Gardens may just be the place you want to do just that.
Take in the sights of incredible buildings, of which, many are current embassies.
Visit Peggy Porschen on Elizabeth Street
“Peggy Porschen is one the prettiest cafes in the whole of London” as many of its fans shout but really, it is and, you need to visit it. If you’re unsure as to which one Peggy Porschen is on Elizabeth Street then it’s quite simple, just look out for the café which is pink and on the corner.
Peggy has made herself a name as an “award-winning cake designer to the stars” which is quite a testament to Peggy’s skills. A-Listers like Kate Moss and Stella McCartney, as well as Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball all enjoy Peggy’s creations and the best thing is, so can you.
Served daily are a freshly baked collection of cupcakes, layer cakes and pastel coloured confections. The boutique bakery also offers an exquisite selection of artisan teas, coffees and champagnes and if you really wanted to have the perfect date or “show off to your parents” the Afternoon Tea is something else!
Enjoy Belgravia Restaurants
With several Michelin star restaurants in the area and a litany of great eating spots, it’s hard to not to enjoy some of the great restaurants that Belgravia has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the best options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Do you like your gastropub cuisine? If the answer is yes, then The Thomas Cubitt is the place to go. With three different dining areas to choose from, you get to see modern British cuisine delivered in some unique settings. But, if you love, and we mean, LOVE, a Sunday roast then Thomas Cubitt is for you. Time Out London has classed it as one of the best in the capital, and it can boast a menu which includes, Roasted Angus Beef Rump, Horseradish Crème Fraîche; Roasted Cashew & Mushroom Wellington and Half Spatchcock Free Range Chicken with Sage & Garlic Butter and bread sauce.
For those looking to really experience Michelin cuisine, then Belgravia has everything you need. Firstly there are 16 restaurants carrying the seal of approval from the French guide, secondly, there is so much choice. MUSE by Tom Aikens is a restaurant which Grace Dent exclaimed as “the sort of pretentious I live for” in her Guardian review. Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus always manages to get patrons talking!
Belgravia Pubs and Bars
One of the many things that Belgravia embraces is a good watering hole and well, some of the finest are all within a good walking distance of each other. Of course, as it is Belgravia, there is no such thing as an ordinary pub and bar, they excel in delivering some of the finest atmospheres and importantly, drinks you can get your hands on.
The Nag’s Head is a jewel in the crown of British pubs, which many locals have hailed as the best pub in the world. The unspoilt interior has remained practically unchanged for over 300 years and is the perfect place for a serious digital detox. Mobile phone and TV free, it is a true favourite with anyone who wants to appreciate pub life as it should be enjoyed – in front of a fine pint, (or glass of wine) a sandwich and great company. With live jazz every first Sunday of the month, The Nag’s head is a British institution.
Another great stop is the, The Alfred Tennyson - described as “a real community pub” in the heart of Knightsbridge. Positioned at the end of the cobbled Motcomb Street, this beautiful grand dame of public houses is set over four floors – each one as cosy as the next. Inspired by one of England’s greatest poets, the menu is suitably lyrical, so feel free to choose from a selection of sustainably and locally sourced dishes, which change seasonally to show off great British produce at its finest.
Are you looking for a bar that has great design and even better drinks? Then the Blue Bar will blow you away when you visit. It’s one of the most gorgeous bars in places in Belgravia – and you can settle in to a cosy nook to take in the incredible design of this beautiful blue space, designed by the late David Collins who used over 50 shades of the colour and called it Lutyens Blue – after the original panels designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Eccleston Yards is a popular hub for independent business, entrepreneurs and creative talent, located on the boundaries of Victoria and Belgravia.
On derelict land, 80,000 sq. ft. of industrial buildings have been sensitively reinvigorated to create 19 units dedicated to innovation in food, fashion, co-working and wellbeing.
There is a central courtyard which sees life revolving around the location offering dining spaces to an array of events from Sunday farmers markets to live music, yoga, screenings and art exhibitions.