John D Wood & Co. Belgravia estate agents are centrally located on Elizabeth Street, a charming location between Sloane Square and Victoria in London SW1. The office handles residential sales, lettings and property management primarily in Belgravia as well as Mayfair, St James's, Victoria, Westminster and Pimlico.
Belgravia is predominantly owned by the Grosvenor Estate, one of London's largest landowners, and includes Eaton Square, regarded as one of the top addresses in the world. Belgravia and Pimlico are distinctive due to the white stucco terraces and ornate garden squares, laid out and constructed primarily by Thomas Cubitt in the 1800s. These provide a range of property from houses of ambassadorial proportions, to elegant apartments and flats together with mews houses and smaller cottages. Westminster, which includes the Houses of Parliament, is known for flats and pieds-a-terre which are often rented by politicians and Government staff, being within the “division bell”. Belgravia has been home to many notable politicians and celebrities including Lady Margaret Thatcher.
The area around Victoria Station is undergoing massive re-generation providing enhanced facilities for public transport and the construction of state-of-the-art flats along Victoria Street, attracting global brands, including some of the best restaurants and retail amenities in the capital. Belgravia is nearby to Britain's most famous home, Buckingham Palace, Harvey Nichol's flagship Knightsbridge store and the boutique shops of Elizabeth Street. Walking in the streets you're likely to stumble upon multiple Blue Plaques. This scheme has been set up by English Heritage and marks buildings which have a link to notable historical figures.
Being centrally located, Belgravia has convenient transport facilities. It is well serviced by buses and tubes, with Sloane Square, Victoria and Pimlico Underground stations all within walking distance. Victoria Station also offers overground services by Southern and Southeastern, as well as the Gatwick Express. The adjoining Victoria Coach Station offers hundreds of routes to destinations in the UK as well as mainland Europe.
Schools and recreational facilities in Belgravia are amongst the best in London, enhancing its prestige, and thereby attracting property enquiries from all over the world. Top local schools include Knightsbridge School, Eaton Square School and Frances Holland School. The green, open spaces of Hyde Park, St George's Square and St James's park add to Belgravia's family appeal. Belgravia is very well located bordering Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Pimlico, Mayfair, Westminster and St James's.