Moving to London’s Southwest Side
While technically falling within an SW postcode (“SW” representing “Southwest”), Belgravia is far more central and cosmopolitan than some of its more suburban counterparts and home to some of the most expensive houses in London, if not the world. Nestled between Victoria and Westminster to the east and Knightsbridge and Chelsea to the west, much of this district is comprised of the Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group (many tenants have been able to buy up its freeholds, however, in recent years). Its grand 19th-century white stucco terraced houses stand proud street after street, Belgrave Square and Eaton Square being two of its charming and notable private gardens.
Belgravia has close access to even more abundant green space than its garden squares, with Hyde Park just to the north and Green Park and St. James’s Park not far to the east. It’s also surrounded by the best shopping London can offer between the nearby Knightsbridge, Sloane Street, Sloane Square, and King’s Road as well as Oxford, Bond, and Regent Streets just to the northeast. Regal, fashionable and at once quiet and in the center of the action, Belgravia apartments are choice properties for certain.
Generally bounded by Knightsbridge, Grosvenor Place, Sloane Street, Pimlico Road, and Buckingham Palace Road, depending on where you seek said Belgravia apartments, this district has a few public transport options. Just off each of its four corners are Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, Victoria, and Sloane Square stations; the first two service the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, and the last two service the District and Circle Lines. Victoria also services the Victoria line of the Underground as well as Gatwick Express, Network Rail trains to southeast England, and coach buses. And in addition to the buses stopping at each of the abovementioned stations, ten bus routes run from Grosvenor Place at Belgravia’s eastern edge, and there are Barclays rental bikes stationed in five neighborhood locations.
Finding Belgravia Apartments
The first step toward educating yourself on the London rentals market is understanding that individual estate agencies don’t use MLS (multiple listing service) to share their listings of London apartments with each other. They are also extremely localized, so only offices in the Belgravia area will list Belgravia apartments. To view a comprehensive selection of these prime properties, therefore, you would need to work with multiple agencies to piece together the complete picture.
Even if you’re willing to devote the necessary days/weeks to this process (which is a challenge for us all given work, family, and other demands on our precious time), the rate at which London flats turn over in this high-demand city does not guarantee that what you view and mull over one day will be available the next.
Providing personalized attention to your moving needs, we at London Relocation bridge the gaps that the London rentals market otherwise leaves unsuspecting tenants to trip into. We’ll conduct a thorough assessment of your requirements and short-list as many as 25 Belgravia apartments, each of which we’ll chauffeur you to in only one day. This provides you the full scope of what’s available out there within your budget, time frame, and other criteria, leaving you confident that your ultimate decision will be a sound and informed one—and just in time to secure that dream home before someone else does.
Negotiating your lease terms and rent price as well, we’ll be with you through every stage of the process, going beyond just finding flats for rent in London to help you sort through all other tough logistics and see that you move in and settle into London life peacefully.