The Grand Houses and the Pittoresque Mews of Belgravia and Kensington. Belgravia High & Low.
- Starts Sloane Square tube – Ends at Gloucester Road tube
- ~4 hours
- Saatchi Gallery, Horse & Groom pub, Mews of Belgravia & South Kensington
1. Sloane Square Tube Station
At Sloane Square the districts of Chelsea, Knightbridge and Belgravia meet. The Square is the east end point of the famous shopping street King´s Road. A short walk from here you find the Saatchi Gallery.
2. Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery provides a forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. The Gallery is free to enter, but not all exhibitions are free.
3. Eaton Gate
Check out the local pub the Antelope with its interior in wood. The address Eaton Terrace might be of interest to readers of Elisabeth George murder mysteries, this is where the main protagonist Inspector Lynley lives.
4. Eaton Mews
Mews was initially a row of stables where the staff could have their living quarters above, built on the backside of the big residences. Today most of the mews ha been turned into exclusive dwellings. The stable doors on some of the mews are repainted but have kept the original features.
5. Belgrave Mews
After entering the archway to Belgrave Mews South we find a porter´s lodge to the left. However, today the porter is not to be seen.
6. Horse & Groom
Horse & Groom is a rather strange situated pub in the street corner of Groom Place. A couple of streets away in Montrose Place, you also find the Old English Coffee House as an alternative for refreshments. After the stop the walk continues to Belgrave Square, here you find a lot of different embassies centred around the square.
7. Lennox Gardens
In the very middle of Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square tube stations you find Lennox Gardens with its fantastic red brick houses. There is a lot of patisseries, boulangeries and wine merchants in the area, an area much influenced by French culture and food.
8. Onslow Gardens
Beautiful houses in yellow and white. You find a strange house hosting The Royal Society of Sculptors where Onslow Gardens meets Old Brompton Road.
9. Cranley Mews
Cranley Mews is a mews Utopia with its garden furniture and plants all along the cobbled street. You find Gloucester Road tube station not far away, or why not go to the Bentley Hotel that serves up traditional afternoon tea.
10. Bentley Hotel
The Bentley Hotel serves up traditional Afternoon tea with scones and all of the “trimmings”. A great way to finish off a day of walking with a pot of tea!
11. Gloucester Road Tube Station
Gloucester Road tube station opened in 1868 and three lines serve the station.