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Secrets of Belgravia Tour

Explore  beautiful Belgravia
  • Private walking tour
  • Hear histories of famous residents
  • Qualified City of Westminster tour guide
90 min linear tour
Private walking tour

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On your private tour you’ll see the beautiful townhouses of the ruling classes and discover how this land was developed by one of the most important urban planners of the 19th Century.

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.

  • Start: Hyde Park Corner
  • End: Victoria Square
Your Guide: Mark Unsworth

Secrets of Belgravia Tour Reviews

Seetha and Walter
Jan 2, 2022
“Great way to spend a Sunday morning. Would defo go on another of these walks.”
Oct 25, 2021
“Excellent walk and talk, well delivered. Mark was informative and engaging, and the pacing was perfect”
Sep 13, 2021
“I really enjoyed this walking tour around Belgravia-made even better by the beautiful weather! Mark was a great guide. The walk was well paced and Mark clearly knew his stuff about the area. Brilliant! Thanks”
Sep 13, 2021
“Great chance to explore an area I rarely go to. From the rich squares to the story of the mews we were given a “rich” history. Increased my love of London.”
Sep 23, 2020
“I really enjoyed this tour of Belgravia is not an area I am familiar with. Learnt a lot about origins of area and saw some cute little pubs. I went myself and people were friendly. Would recommend tours by this company and to learn more about London.”
Mar 13, 2020
“Highly informative and interesting tour. Well delivered and worth attending.”
Mar 10, 2020
“This was a very enjoyable tour of Belgravia! I got to learn a few anecdotes about life in London in the past two centuries. Never new about the origin of the mews:)! Lovely experience to take home. Thank you!”
Mar 10, 2020
“We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Mark was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area and its inhabitants. He was thorough and very well informed on different topics about the places in the area. The tour wasn’t rushed, even though we covered a lot of the area. He was really good and we would very much like to see him again doing a tour of a different area of London, perhaps.”
Mar 9, 2020
“Fabulous tour, guide very well informed with constant facts and stories for us to digest. As a Londoner, it is wonderful to learn more about our great city and see new cut-throughs and gems that we have. I have more of these tours to do and look forward to any more that I can attend. Even in the rain, it was marvellous.”
Mar 9, 2020
“We really enjoyed this walk despite the rain showers. Our guide (whose name I have unfortunately forgotten) was excellent. Lots of very interesting information about the history of the area, the people who have lived there and events that have happened there. The pace of the walk was good and the size of the group was very manageable. It was possible to hear everything that was said by the guide which is always a plus. All in all an excellent and informative walk around an undiscovered area of London.”

Qualified London Tour Guides

Blue Badge Tour Guide
City of London Tour Guide Badge
City of Westminster Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Lambeth Tour Guide Badge
Camden Tour Guides Association


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