Belgravia is known for its beautiful architecture, high-end shops, and fantastic restaurants. It’s also home to some of the most prestigious embassies in the world! But there’s more to the area than just fancy mansions and fancy cars. Its cobbled streets are lined with artisan shops and quaint cafes, making it the perfect place to spend a day exploring.

Whether you’re a local looking for a new neighbourhood to explore or a tourist wondering how to get to Belgravia, this guide will show you the way.

Where is Belgravia in London?

Belgravia is located in the City of Westminster, just southwest of Buckingham Palace. However, a bit of Belgravia's western section spills onto the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, so you could technically say that Belgravia is in both Westminster and Chelsea.

Bordering neighbourhoods include Knightsbridge to the north, Buckingham Palace Road and Grosvenor Place to the east, Pimlico Road to the south, and Sloane Street to the west.

Thanks to its location, it's an excellent base for exploring London. Most key tourist attractions are within walking distance, including Big Ben, the Natural History Museum, Madame Tussauds on Baker Street, and the amazing Sherlock Holmes Museum.

If you want to just bask in Belgravia's luxury, though, that's perfectly fine too. Window shopping along Sloane Street is an experience in itself! You'll also find everything from chocolatiers, artisan bakers, vintners, and independent retailers, to high-end designer stores like Gucci, Dior, and Hermes.

The only thing missing? You! So let's talk about how to get you there.

Belgravia Tube Station - Get to Belgravia via the Tube

The Belgravia area is centrally located and well-connected to the London Underground, making it easy to get to whether you're coming from the north, south, east, or west.

Several tube stations are located within Belgravia itself, including Sloane Square, Victoria, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, and Green Park. Let’s take a look at them one by one:

Sloane Square Tube Station to Belgravia

One of the closest tube stations to Belgravia is Sloane Square, which is on the District and Circle lines. It's about a 3-minute walk to the heart of Belgravia.

From there, you can go down Sloane Street and walk to Motcomb Street in about 11 minutes. Sloane Square Tube Station is also the closest one to Pimlico Road if you're looking to do some shopping.

Knightsbridge Tube Station to Belgravia

Knightsbridge tube station is on the Piccadilly line and is also just a few minutes' walk from Belgravia.

If you're coming from Heathrow Airport, this is the best station to get off at because you can take the Heathrow Express all the way to Knightsbridge.

After getting off Knightsbridge Tube Station, you can reach Motcomb Street via Sloane Street in about seven minutes.

Hyde Park Corner Tube Station to Belgravia

Another tube station along the Piccadilly line is Hyde Park Corner. It's a tiny bit further from Belgravia than Knightsbridge or Sloane Square, but it's still only about a 3-minute walk total.

South Kensington Tube Station to Belgravia

If you don't mind a little stroll, you can also get off at South Kensington tube station, which is on the District, Piccadilly, and Circle lines.

Belgravia is a 10-minute walk from South Kensington, but the route is pretty straightforward.

Victoria Tube Station to Belgravia

You can get on the District, Circle, and Victoria lines and get off at Victoria Tube Station.

From Victoria station, it's a straight shot down Buckingham Palace Road. When you get to Grosvenor Gardens, take a right, and you'll see Belgravia right in front of you.

Getting off Victoria Tube Station will place you moments away from Eccleston Street and Elizabeth Street, which are two of Belgravia's shopping hotspots.

How to get to Belgravia by Train

Want to catch the train to Belgravia? The most convenient way is via the Victoria Rail Station, which takes about 12 to 14 minutes from London to Belgravia.

The station is only five minutes away from three of Belgravia's main streets: Eccleston Yards, Elizabeth Street, and Ebury Street.

Heading to Belgravia straight from the airport? The nearest one is London Heathrow. The Southern Service makes a stop at Victoria Station from Gatwick Airport every 15 minutes. You can also opt for the Gatwick Express, which arrives at Victoria Station every 30 minutes.

How to get to Belgravia by Bus

Taking the bus is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to get to Belgravia. Several bus services pass through the area like clockwork.

You can take the following bus routes to Belgravia:

  • Bus Route 11
  • Bus Route 19
  • Bus Route 22
  • Bus Route 137
  • Bus Route 170
  • Bus Route 211
  • Bus Route 452

Depending on the bus route you take, you have numerous options when it comes to getting off. Most of the stops are less than 10 minutes away from the center of action.

Bus stop 4 minutes away from Belgravia

Grosvenor Place Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park Corner

Bus stops 5 minutes away from Belgravia

Grosvenor Gardens
Victoria Station Oxford Tube, Victoria

Bus stops 6 minutes away from Belgravia

Victoria Station / Grosvenor Gardens
Buckingham Palace Royal Mews, Victoria
Bressenden Place

Bus stop 6 minutes away from Belgravia

Victoria Station

Finally, some of these bus routes run 24/7 and throughout the evening, so you don't have to worry about catching the last bus home.

How to get to Belgravia by Car

Driving to Belgravia makes for a lovely road trip, but it does require some planning ahead, especially in terms of parking.

First, you cannot drive through Motcomb Street anytime from 12 pm to 12 am. The area is close to traffic during this time in order to give way to pedestrians enjoying the Belgravia area.

Still, there are plenty of parking options if you want to bring your car. Try any of the Westminster pay-and-display parking bays in the area, or look for car parks operated by Q-Park Knightsbridge or Kinnerton Street (SW1X 8JU) or NCP (SW1X 9SA).

Here's a rough estimate of how long the drive takes from some key locations:

London to Belgravia via The Mall: 12 minutes (1.6 miles)
London to Belgravia via A4: 13 minutes (2.1 miles)
London to Belgravia via Constitution Hill: 14 minutes (1.9 miles)

Of course, these times may vary depending on traffic conditions. If you're coming down to Belgravia on a weekend when there's usually an influx of visitors, you may want to consider leaving your car at home and taking public transportation instead.

Otherwise, it's always a good idea to get there early so you can snag a good parking spot!

How to get to Belgravia by Bicycle

Cycling is one of the most fun ways to get to Belgravia. Aside from helping you work up an appetite for all the delicious food in Belgravia, it's also a great way to enjoy the lovely weather and sights of London. There are plenty of cycle parking locations within the area, so you don't have to worry about where to leave your bike. And if you're looking for a challenge, some of the hilly streets in Belgravia make for a great workout. You can leave your bike at one of the numerous parking locations in the area, the most central of which is the one at Eccleston Yards. With 72 covered cycle parking spaces in a two-tier arrangement, it's a safe place to leave your bike while you enjoy all that Belgravia has to offer. To find the main entrance, bike in the direction of Victoria Station and the Travellers' Tavern pub. The cycle parking is near Audi Garage. If you're along Ebury Street, you'll find another entrance about 70 metres from the Ebury Wine Bar. Just remember to take your bike with you before the development closes for the night! You don't want your bike to be locked in when they close the gates, typically at 9:30 pm on weekdays, 7 pm on Sunday, and 5:45 pm on Sunday.

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