The tour starts at Hyde Park Corner across the road from a former hunting ground of Henry VIII, and next to the home of the Duke of Wellington. We then walk into the heart of Belgravia to learn how an area once frequented by highwaymen became one of the most fashionable and affluent residential districts in London. Walking around the Grosvenor Estate you will hear about some of the people who have lived there, from actors, authors and politicians to notorious criminals. You will also discover the history of some of the houses, including three pubs, all of which have an unusual story associated with them. The tour ends in a 21st-century courtyard close to Victoria Station.
I am a qualified City of Westminster tour guide with several years’ experience of leading walking tours. I currently work for a London Agency taking groups on educational and historical tours around Westminster and the City of London. I also have a Masters degree in Victorian Studies and have lived and worked in London for over 25 years. I am a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association.
We start the tour at Hyde Park Corner but soon move on to the quieter streets and mews of Belgravia. We see the grand terraces of Belgrave Square before continuing onwards through Eaton Square. The tour then takes us to Chester Square before finishing near Victoria Station where plenty of onward transport is available.
Guided walk around Belgravia