Private Secrets of Belgravia

Belgravia is one of the most expensive places to live in London. Hear how an area of swampland became ripe for development, which eventually became the must have address for the members of the ruling class.

Actors and TV celebrities have long made a beeline for Belgravia when searching for a London home.

Joan Collins, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Christopher Lee and Vivien Leigh have all lived in Belgravia plus many more notables.

More recently, Belgravia has attracted Noam Gottesman, founder of Mayfair hedge fund GLG, investment guru George Soros, advertising and art dealing millionaire Charles Saatchi and his wife Nigella Lawson plus CarpetRight founder Lord Harris of Peckham.

Hidden backstreet pubs, quaint cobbled streets and garden squares add to the character of this exclusive area.

Impressive mansions and townhouses take pride of place, but also there was also a large domestic servant population that worked tirelessly to keep the owners households running.

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Listing created Mar 27, 2024

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