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Beyond Belgravia

The stars of the television series Belgravia are most definitely the grand Georgian homes around which the series is based. The drama plays out in the lavish drawing rooms and quiet garden squares of the wealthy London neighbourhood built by the architect Thomas Cubitt in the 1840s.

Although Eaton Square was very much second choice in the 1800s, today it is one of the most sought-after addresses — the Duke of Westminster, whose company Grosvenor Estate owns much of Belgravia, has a home here. Simon Tollit, a director of Tedworth Property, says: “Eaton Square is the crown jewel of the Grosvenor Estate, although most of the homes are now divided into flats.”

Tollit says: “Take away the issues with coronavirus, the market has picked up in terms of certainty and confidence since the end of last year. Where Belgravia comes into its own is when people are taking flight to quality, and now, with the stock market down, we are seeing many turn to these white stucco tangible assets.”