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We love independent boutique b+b Belgravia

We want to share our b+b and our Love of Belgravia ,  to explain why we are proud to be part of the boutique fabric of this independent neighbourhood.  Belgravia is quiet, peaceful and exclusive in comparison to it’s neighbours . Buildings are tall white townhouses organised in quiet streets and squares – it has always been considered a fashionable part of London and has attracted fashion houses – Jenny Packham’s  wedding boutique window is a joy and Allison Rodgers offers a discerning service to very high profile Belgravia residents including Cherie Blair and Nigella Lawson.

The independent spirit is alive. Just around the corner  is Elizabeth Street – home to Mungo and Maud – Luxury dog & cat accessories for the contemporary home & lifestyle. We love a browse here and often suggest our guests take their pooches for a perusal whilst staying with us!  And not to forget Peggy Porschen. I dare anyone to try to pass  without stopping to gaze at her inimitable fancy cupcakes and sipping on a capuccino whilst watching the world go by. Peggy offers a super range of baking courses and we provide 4* accommodation within walking distance of the famous pink front door. The artisan foodie culture is alive and well in Belgravia.  Olivo’s Sardinian collection has expanded into divine ice creams and gelatos whilst OlivoCarne still serves the best steaks around. No visit to Belgravia’s foodie scene is complete without a glass of something cheeky in the Ebury Street Wine Bar. Gourmet food acclaimed throughout the world and still going strong after 52 years!

Walking is  the way to explore – we are within 10 minutes easy stroll of Victoria Station – tube, rail and bus networks throughout the City and beyond. ..And just around the corner is the famous Buckingham Palace Road leading directly to the Palace and Parks. But this leads us away from Belgravia and perhaps we will explore further afield in our next blog…!



Haunted Victoria Walks

The haunted walks will take you to some of Victoria’s famous landmarks and less well-known buildings. There are plenty of fascinating, spooky tales about this historic area’s real and supernatural past. Haunted Victoria promises to unveil the magic and mystery that lies hidden behind Victoria’s sober stone and steel facades…Victoria is an area drenched in history, spiritual symbolism and tales of strange, ghostly apparitions. Learn to distinguish between the true stories, myths and paranormal tales associated with two of London’s great churches, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. The walk will unearth some of the most haunted steps in England and unveil grim anecdotes about Victoria’s bloody past.

  • Known for its bustling shops and offices, Victoria Street straddles the site of the notorious 17th century Tothill Fields Prison, within one of the oldest districts in London, Westminster.
  • Visit some of the dark passageways dotted across the SW1 area towards the walk’s climax; an exceptionally rare opportunity to explore the secret underground rooms and vaults of the old Army & Navy building beneath House of Fraser. Today, the building lies unused and empty, apart from a few ghostly sounds in the dead of night…
  • We’ll bring you back to present reality by inviting you to join your fellow haunted walk guests and guide for a complimentary cup of steaming hot chocolate, courtesy of Victoria BID, before we send you off into the night.
  • Thursday 27 October starting at 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Friday 28 October starting at 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 1 November starting at 6.00 – 7.30pm

The starting place for all these walks is outside the Victoria Palace Theatre. The walks have been arranged by bespoke experience company Urban Gentry, with thanks to House of Fraser for granting Victoria BID permission to enter former Army & Navy Store.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes (no heels) and warm casual clothes!
  • All participants will need to sign a disclaimer and personal liability waiver form before they depart.
  • For further info, please contact Rozanne Shipman on email [email protected]