Belgravia, London SW1X 8HJ
Serviced apartments in Belgravia: Chesham Court, located right next door to the buzz of Knightsbridge, is a beautiful mid-Victorian mansion with 14 spacious serviced apartments. Bordering on Knightsbridge and Buckingham Palace Road, Belgravia is a charming, relatively quiet area in the heart of London and characterised by grand terraces and white stucco houses.
The central location is ideal for Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and London's world famous museums, and some would say even more famous department stores: Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Also, excellent transport links will get you into the West End theatre district and the popular shopping areas, designer and high street, are within walking distance.
Chesham Court offers comfortable, classically styled accommodation, ideal for business travellers, couples or families enjoying a holiday in London. Each apartment is equipped and includes quality audio-visual equipment, modern, fully fitted kitchen and a choice of Studio and One Bedroom apartments, with Standard and Superior options available. And the three bedroom penthouse suite offers privacy and a balcony to enjoy the views across the London skyline.
Reception at Chesham Court is available 9am-6pm to welcome guests and deal with individual requests and amenities include: every other day cleaning service, lift and nearby public Car Park.
Please note: where an apartment doesn't have a washer/dryer there is a central facility available in the building.
Apartment Rating: ★★★
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Spacious Studio apartments that can comfortably accommodate up to two people. The apartments feature a Living/sleeping area with pull-down double bed and audio-visual system including TV/DVD with a wide choice of satellite channels. The Kitchen is fully-equipped with modern appliances, including washing machine/dryer, and the Bathroom is fitted with bath and shower.
1 Bedroom Standard
One Bedroom apartments featuring a spacious Living/Dining area equipped with audio-visual system including TV/DVD with satellite, cable and Freeview channels, and the fully-fitted, modern kitchen includes all appliances. The Bedroom is fitted with a double bed and the bathroom includes bath and shower.
Please note: where an apartment doesn’t have a washer/dryer there is a central facility available in the building.
1 Bedroom Superior
The spacious Living/Dining area is equipped with audio-visual system including TV/DVD with satellite, cable and Freeview channels and the modern Kitchen includes all appliances. The Bedroom is fitted with a double bed and the Bathroom includes bath and power shower.
2 Bedroom Standard
Two Bedroom apartments are located on the Ground and Lower Ground Floors. The spacious Living/Dining area is equipped with audio-visual system including TV/DVD with satellite, cable and Freeview channels and the modern Kitchen includes all appliances. The main Bedroom is fitted with a double bed and there is a second, small Bedroom with a single bed. The Bathroom includes bath and shower.
Three Bedroom Suite
Three Bedroom Suite on the top floor includes a terrace with views across London. The apartment is ideal for a family stay or up to six people. The spacious Living/Dining area is fitted with audio-visual system including TV/DVD satellite, cable and Freeview channels, and the fully-fitted Kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, including washing machine/dryer. Two Bedrooms are fitted with a double bed and the third Bedroom with Twin beds. The apartment has two bathrooms and one guest WC.
In Room Private & Personal Chef Service
With our private chef service you will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation in style.
Luxury Car Transfer Service
We provide high class vehicles to help you get around London and to your destination. Airport transfers can also be arranged. All vehicles are climate controlled, immaculately cleaned and driven by efficient professional chauffeurs. To book please contact Reception.
Belgravia can be described as a pocket of prosperity – and a very big one at that – it’s one of one of the wealthiest districts in the world. Bordered to the north by its more well-known neighbour, Knightsbridge, and Buckingham Palace to the east, it’s a relatively quiet area characterised by grand Regency-style streets, palatial properties and secret garden squares. The architecture is grand and impressive, featuring a mix of stately white-stucco mansions, picturesque mews houses and embassy buildings and eclectic, one-off shops.
Belgravia’s central location, less than three minutes from London’s centre, makes it ideal for Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, London’s many museums and galleries, the West End, and of course, Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Wander the streets and absorb the grandeur or take advantage of the excellent transport links to explore further afield.
Museums & Galleries:
Buckingham Palace: you may not be able to have tea with the Queen but during the summer months, when the Queen travels to Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the palace is open to the public. The tour features 19 lavishly furnished state rooms, including the Throne Room, Queen Victoria’s Picture Gallery (with works by Rembrandt, Canaletto and Vermeer) and part of the gardens.
Apsley House: Originally the London home of the first Duke of Wellington (famous for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo), Apsley House dates back to 1778 and retains some of the finest Regency interiors, unrivalled silver and porcelain collection and paintings by Velazquez, van dyke and Rubens. The Wellington family still reside at the property, which is colloquially known as ‘Number 1 London’ because it was the first house after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge.
London’s three World Famous Museums are conveniently nearby in South Kensington and entry is free (charges do apply for temporary exhibitions):
The V&A (Cromwell Road)
Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road)
Science Museum (Exhibition Road)
Saatchi Gallery based in the Duke of York’s Headquarters, King’s Road, the Saatchi Gallery is a must for contemporary art fans.
The Osborne Studio Gallery on 2 Motcomb Street specialises in sporting paintings, landscapes and figurative works by leading contemporary artists.
The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, is perfect if you love the theatre, the Royal Court specialises in modern productions featuring the work of innovative writers from around the world.
Hyde Park can be described as ‘across the road’, albeit a big road, and whether you want a gentle stroll or to push your body to the limits, there’s plenty of space and opportunity for both.
Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanical garden, the Chelsea Physic Garden (66 Royal Hospital Road) is certainly worth a visit. It’s not open every day (particularly during the winter months) so it’s worth checking before you visit, and it also has a lovely café within the grounds.
Or, if you simply enjoy wandering and soaking up the atmosphere, there are farmers’ markets on Pimlico Green and in Duke of York’s Square on Saturdays which are great for indulging in locally made goods and freshly sourced produce.
World-famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols are both within easy walking distance, as well as designer brands. If you’re looking for little-known boutiques, Austique(330 King’s Road) and Musa (31 Holland Street) are worth a visit and stock niche brands and accessories (Musa’s sandals are must-have investment).
Motcomb Street is a cobbled street with individual charm and home to high-end specialist retailers in fashion, art and antiques, as well as health and beauty salons and top-quality restaurants.
Elizabeth Street features an abundance of sophisticated and quirky shops ranging from Henry Stokes stationer, to hat maker Philip Treacy’s only London store and jewellers Erickson Beamon, De Vroomen and Kim Poor.
Elystan Street:is a second hand clothes shop, Sign of the Times (17 Elystan Street) is brimming with designer finds: barely worn Louboutins, Jimmy Choos and Bottega Veneta bags have all been spotted in store. If you’re lucky, you might even find a classic piece of Chanel.
As you’d expect, there’s a lot of fine dining in Belgravia, but it’s also possible to find friendly cafés and less formal restaurants. Below are some suggestions in the area to investigate:
Amaya: a traditional curry house that serves up something different.
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb St, London SW1X 8JT
Zafferano: Italian cooking as an art form. Very popular and booking is recommended.
15 Lowndes St, London SW1X 9EY
Nobu: Very fashionable, very celebrity central. High end Japanese food with a big reputation.
19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB
Le Poule au Pot: French bistro, entertaining waiters and regularly voted the most romantic restaurant in London.
231 Ebury St, London SW1W 8UT
Grenadier: diminutive pub famous for its resident guardsman who not only gave his name to the place but continues to haunt it too.
18 Wilton Row, London SW1X 7NR
Boisdale of Belgravia: Lively Scottish restaurant with cigar terrace, whisky bars, private dining rooms and live jazz every night.
15 Eccleston St, London SW1W 9LX
Olivomare: Sardinian cuisine.
10 Lower Belgrave St, London SW1W 0LJ
Santini: Mid-range, modern, minimalist Italian dining.
29 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 0NZ
Petrus: Michelen starred restaurant with a fierce reputation.
1 Kinnerton St, London SW1X 8EA
The Pantechnicon: Gastro Pub in the heart of Belgravia.
10 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LA
Ottolenghi: Middle-eastern influenced delicious deli and café.
13 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB
Baker and Spice: a great place for tea, coffee, cakes and delicious deli food.
54-56 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9PB
Eclipse: good for cocktails and late-night drinks.
111-113 Walton St, London SW3 2HP
A Short History:
How times change: in the 17th century, Belgravia, was a desolate swamp and windswept pasture, known as the Five Fields, and a dangerous place to be avoided. The 400 acres of land was inherited by the Grosvenor family and named Belgravia after Belgrave, a village on their family estate in Leicestershire, England.
In 1825 King George IV decided to make Buckingham Palace his permanent residence and the Grosvenor family seized an opportunity by commissioning architect Thomas Cubitt to build an area of exclusive housing on this newly fashionable land. His grand classical designs survive to this day as some of the most fashionable residential property in London. Past and present Belgravia residents include historians, poets, princes, statesmen, industrialists, inventors, field marshals, scientists, actors, politicians, painters and reformers.
Today, Belgravia is considered one of the most fashionable residential areas in London and is home to A-list celebrities, the privileged and the super-rich, entrepreneurs and oil tycoons, Russian oligarchs and business magnates.