Top 10 things to do around Belgravia
1. Buckingham Palace
One of the most popular tourist attractions, Buckingham Palace is an official residence of the Queen. See the lavish interiors of the State Rooms during the summer or watch the famous “Changing the Guard”.
2. Hop on Hop off bus tour
Hop on Hop off bus tour offers a fantastic opportunity to oversee the main London attractions which can be combined with a river cruise and/or a walking tour. A lot of tours depart from Victoria, 3 min walk from B+B Belgravia.
3. Apsley House
Apsley House is open to public as a museum and art gallery. It has been a townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. Nowadays the visitors can see the exhibition of the Wellington Collection, a large art and militaria collection.
4. Wellington Arch
Also known as Constitution Arch, a triumphal arch built between 1826 and 1830. It was planned in 1825 by George IV as a grand entrance to London from the west. Visitors can step onto terraces on the top of the arch and oversee the surrounding areas along with exhibits detailing the history of arch.
5. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is a must see gothic church and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and British monarchs.
6. Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative art and design. The V&A covers 12.5 acres and holds the most comprehensive collections in the world spanning over two thousand years of human creativity. It includes paintings, sculpture, fashion, textiles and much more to view.
7. Royal Albert Hall
Originally built in 1871 by Queen Victoria in loving memory of her husband Prince Albert, today Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous events venues. Discover some of the most notable events in British culture among with more than 400 events in the non-auditorium spaces. Guided tours to explore the inside history of the Royal Albert Hall are available to visitors throughout the year.
8. Natural History Museum
The Museum offers a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history together with a wide range of programmes of temporary exhibitions. See the blue whale or dinosaur skeletons, an eight-metre-long giant squid or the Earth Lab, a gallery themed around the changing history of the Earth.
9. St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square
Ranked by The Times as “one of the most beautiful churches in London”, this Grade II listed building was built between 1824 and 1827. The church is open to public daily, except Saturday, with regular concerts featuring both established musicians and young artists.
10. Elizabeth Street, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge and Belgravia areas are vibrant destinations for eating, shopping and cultural experiences. You will find here both upmarket boutiques and department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and high street stores, different range of eateries and art galleries. A number of cafes and restaurants, located in a walking distance from B+B Belgravia, offer exclusive discounts for B+B guests. Please ask reception for more details.