London is a great place to be on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a romantic stroll through Hyde Park or a cruise down the Thames, London offers a magical Valentine’s experience. But, if you’re looking for a head-in-the-clouds feeling this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the beauty of Belgravia 💗

Whether you’re flying solo and treating yourself to a much-needed self-love day or enjoying the day with a loved one, escape the Monday blues in London’s most charming corners.

Live a London fairy-tale with the best of Belgravia’s hotspots. A neighbourhood that is rich in unique places to shop, eat and be merry. Spaces where independent thinking, creativity and crafted experiences take prominence. A truly enchanting place to spend the most romantic day of the year.

Why Spend Valentine’s Day in The Beauty of Belgravia?

Belgravia is timeless, sophisticated, and one of the more affluent areas of London. A neighbourhood that is not judged by its past, nor overlooked by its future. Like a jigsaw puzzle, without its pieces from the past, its future wouldn’t make sense. What’s more, Belgravia’s innovative journey to becoming more sustainable makes it that more appealing. From the local shops to the products, to its communities, Belgravia continues to excel and stand out.

Home to many British nationals and diplomats, Belgravia is brimming with quaint cafes, luxury, shops, boutiques, art, smooth sweeping crescents, picturesque mews houses, charming period homes, and verdant squares – the makings of a fine district indeed.

Its inclusive community spirit, however, is one to be desired. Local vendors, owners happen to be some of the happiest and most welcoming people we’ve ever come across.

Belgravia is an idyllic place to shop, socialise, and explore. It’s a place where history, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit all come together effortlessly. Get ready to discover unique stores specialised in baked goods, wine, gifts, and stationery while roaming around the streets that are each lined with magnificent cream-colour stucco terraces. 

Offering contemporary living in a historical setting, read on for Nestor’s complete neighbourhood guide of Belgravia, West London.

A Brief History of West London’s Belgravia

Did you know that Belgrave stems from one of Richard Grosvenor’s (the 2nd Marquess of Westminster) properties in a village called Belgrave in Cheshire? He owned most of the land in this area by the early 19th century.

In the early to mid 19th century, it was the Grosvernors family that took on the task of building and developing most of Belgravia.

In 1826, architect Thomas Cubitt laid out the whole square, many of the other boulevards the district is known for. He is one of the earliest builders who has stood the test of time and considered to be, by many, as having done more to change the face of London than any other man.

Post World War II, the largest and most elite houses became embassies and professional institutes. These days, the surrounding streets consist of multi-billion dollar homes and celebrity residences. By the time aristocrats started to move in, the area soon became popular for its fashion and style.

The place is also a magnet for the well-off and highly respected figures, attracting people from all over. If you’re an avid football fan, you’ll know the name, Roman Abramovich – otherwise known as Chelsea’s football club owner! He is one of many that owns property in the area.

Explore The Mews & Side Streets in Belgravia

Expansive squares, meticulous gardens, embassies, delicious restaurants and cafes all make up the trappings of a truly wondrous area of London.

While each corner of Belgravia is unique in its own way, they are inherently tied together by a quintessentially Georgian-era village feel.

Elizabeth Street, a street famous for its cafes and flower-adorned facades, and Motcomb, both celebrate the finest in food and independent fashion. The perfect place to get yourself or a partner a beautiful bouquet of flowers?

Elizabeth street Belgravia

And, Eccleston Yards, a place that screams innovation, embraces creativity, well-being, and an entrepreneurial spirit, while Pimlico Road is an internationally renowned design and interior hub.

The side streets are filled with evocative pubs and cafes, you’d think they’re straight out of an old-school photograph.

Ever been to Halkin Mews? Well, you should. This is a dreamy cobbled street that’ll leave you in a trance. Groom Place also offers lots of charming pubs and streets to wander and uncover some of the best foodie spots the area has to boast.

Who Doesn’t Love a Pub?

Of course, there are plenty of pubs to enjoy on Valentine’s Day, but one certainly comes to mind. Named after the man of the hour, and this article it seems, The Thomas Cubitt Pub – a local institution and popular go-to for after-work drinkies.


Located on the picturesque Elizabeth Street (it gets a mention or two) and just a hop, skip, and a jump from Victoria station. A British gastropub at its finest! Set over three floors and conveniently located right in the heart of Belgravia. What’s more, all of their ingredients are seriously and sustainably sourced in the UK to create a true “farm-to-fork” experience. 

Working with small and independent suppliers has allowed them to invest in the best quality products, while also supporting their growth. And on top of that, they also work with the Green Earth Appeal to help raise money and awareness for the sustainable future of the planet.

Sharing a similar vision and values to Nestor, any donations made are used to plant trees in the developing world, which not only help offset the carbon footprint of the meal guests have had, but also aids empowerment and opportunity for some of the world’s poorest communities.

Read here to learn more about this positive initiative.

Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market

Every weekend, from 9am until 2pm, the Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market takes over Belgravia’s Orange Square showcasing 25 stalls selling everything from organic fruits and veggies to fresh juices, homemade bread, and smoked fish.

Gorgeous flower shops like Wild at Heart and high-end grocers like Daylesford surround the market, making it a truly charming experience.

The Best of Things to Do in Belgravia This Valentine’s Day

Looking for a little soul in your life?

Head down to Boisdale of Belgravia for an evening with blues singer, Acantha Lang. You can even top the night off with cocktails at Bar and Cigar Terrace – it can’t get better than that!

Acantha Lang: Soul/Blues songstress
@ Boisdale of Belgravia on Monday 14th February

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Valentine’s Opera Gala

If you’re suddenly in the mood for opera, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Valentine’s Opera Gala is transforming into Valentine’s haven with its very own Valentine’s Day concert.

The Philharmonic will be performing an outstanding range of overtures, arias and duets alongside soprano Gemma Summerfield and tenor Luis Gomes. Get ready for all the romantic classics from classics such as Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and more.

Book here.

Looking to aimlessly shop around this Valentine’s Day?

Nestled in the heart of London, Belgravia is a treasure trove of stylish finds

If you’re into your shopping, then it’s well worth a visit to the glitz and glamour of Belgravia Sloane Street and Elizabeth Street – renowned for the utmost luxurious experience with exclusive brands from top designers, artisans and boutique stores. From designer pieces to a wardrobe revamp to beautifully crafted homewares, you’ll find yourself totally at home here.

Elizabeth Street Belgravia

Although Belgravia is commonly known for its high-end streets, it’s not short of green spaces. Enjoy downtime in some of the glorious landscapes nearby. Several historic parks surround the area, filled with evergreen trees, green space and grass to chill out. Nothing but tranquil vibes hang over these private garden squares, leaving you simply content.

Two refreshing hectares of greenery make up the magical Belgrave Square Garden, further elevated by the enchanting view of the surrounding townhomes. A little like Alice in wonderland, if you ask us.

A true oldie, this park was designed by George Basevi and planted by a name that keeps coming up, Thomas Cubitt. Not only does it have a tennis court, but it features statues of famous individuals and pergolas covered in Wisteria.

Whether a fan of exclusivity or not, the garden is sadly only open to those lucky enough with a key. Better find yourself a friend with the magical key!

Best Cafes & Restaurants to Eat in Belgravia This Valentine’s Day

Grab your foodie passport and get ready.  Belgravia is packed with eateries, which will satisfy the most discerning palette.  Come and discover fine dining Michelin starred restaurants, world cuisine – Italian, Asian, British contemporary – and so much more – Belgravia London

If it’s gourmet and fine dining or cafes or a pub that radiates history and charm, Belgravia has it all. From open kitchens serving up the best of kitchen theatre to the finest mixology on show, you’re in for a treat.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to indulge in something sweet! So for any sweet tooths out there (including us – guilty as charged), Peggy Porschen Cakes is one of the most delightful cakes houses you’ll find. Vanity Fair magazine even described their cakes as the best cupcakes in the world! A delightful balance of sweet, soft, crunch and satisfying – scroll down for Peggy’s afternoon tea!

Peggy Porschen Cakes

If you’re feeling naughty and looking to sample a cocktail or four, Baker & Spice on the famous Elizabeth Street offers an array of eclectic drinks to try.

Don’t miss Dominique Ansel Bakery, where New York’s world-renowned pastry chef has set up home in Belgravia, serving up yummy sandwiches, cookies, Ansel’s famous cronuts, and frozen s’mores. Now, we really do push you to try these said s’mores – think of a Tahitian ice cream vanilla centre covered in chocolate wafer crisps, wrapped in their signature all-honey marshmallow, before torched to order and served on a smoked willow wood branch for smokey campfire heaven. If that’s not heaven, we’re not sure what is!

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Chef Dominique’s sumptuous Breton pastry is similar to a caramelised croissant, filled with a crispy crust on the outside, plus light-as-a-feather, flaky layers and a yummy gooey centre on the inside. If your mouth isn’t exploding while reading, we’re in shock. 

Dessert at Belgravia

Be sure to try and introduce yourself to the legend that is Chef Dominique, his welcoming nature and inviting attitude are what makes him and his cafe one of the centre points of Belgravia. He will tell you first hand about his experience since relocating to the area.

What else is going on?

Other unmissable restaurants to pay a visit to include Lowndes Bar & Kitchen, Kouzu, and Pont Street. All offer dishes representative of different cultures and whipped up by celebrity chefs like Kyouichi Kai, Martin Gabler and Sophie Michell.

Food Heaven in Belgravia: Welcome to The Michelin Star Chapter

These two words don’t go down without a fuss. Have a deep appreciation of food? Or a habit of moaning a little too loudly in a restaurant? Then stop right there.

Get yourself, and your appetite, ready for one of these bad boys…

Where to Eat This Valentine’s Day


Amaya is known as perfection on a plate! A Michelin restaurant offering sophisticated grilled Indian cuisine – a culinary journey of fine food and the epitome of “sharing is caring”.

Marcus Belgravia at The Berkeley

Marcus Wareing offers two Michelin-starred dining at his eponymous restaurant, offering the ultimate British experience.

If you’re feeling generous, treat a loved one to the Taste Menu, an exquisite section of British seasonal treats.

Muse by Tom Aikens            

Outside Tom Aikens restaurant

You won’t regret a Valentine’s Day meal here! A fully immersive kitchen-table experience set in a 25-cover converted mews house, Tom Aiken and his team have delicately designed an outstanding 8-course tasting menu. Inspired by the nostalgia of Tom’s personal life and career, you can’t get more intimate than that!       

Tom Aikens and his team of chefs use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create exceptional dishes inspired by the founder’s Norfolk roots.

If you book a table at the counter, you’ll be lucky enough to witness all the action. From an exquisite bottle of French dry white wine to sumptuous desserts, Tom Aikens enchanting kitchen will take you on a passionate culinary journey like no other.

Location: 38 Groom Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7BA

Where to Stay: The Grosvenor Collection, Powered By Nestor

When it comes to nearby homes, you’re spoiled for choice with Grosvenor’s sought-after collection of holiday rentals, each driven and powered by the Nestor family.

We have a fabulous range of properties on hand for you – only the best properties pass our test. So, whether you’re looking for a studio or a delightful 4-bedroom house, we’ll hand you a dream stay.  

Grosvenor Properties

Grosvenor’s exclusive portfolio offers some of the most luxurious and pleasant rental properties you’ll find on the market. Fused with our magical touch – going above and beyond to ensure our guests have whatever they need – guarantees a stay you won’t forget. 

From the exceptional hotel quality linen to the towels and toiletries to our local recommendations, browse our ever-growing portfolio to book an unforgettable stay today. 

Enjoy Valentine’s Day @ Eccleston Yards

Have you been to Eccleston Yards? An urban oasis and one of London’s best-kept secret alleys that opens up into a colourful courtyard full of shops, restaurants, and creative spaces.

Independent restaurant and bar, Jones family kitchen, is one not to be missed this Valentine’s Day! Set in a chic, charming pedestrian-only historic courtyard, this was voted best steak restaurant in London by Steak Society in 2019.

It’s also the perfect spot if you’re planning to spend the day simply co-working or putting your head down. Head on over to collaborate in a creative hub with like-minded individuals, while snacking on delightful, delectable dishes, all sourced from sustainable and seasonal ingredients. We can’t get enough!

Afternoon Tea in Belgravia Darling? Look No Further!

Ahh, finally you have another excuse to enjoy afternoon tea! Valentine’s Day, and all.

The Goring

Considered the ultimate cultural experience with an award-winning flair. We can’t argue with that!

The Goring Hotel offers a wonderful experience to enjoy with friends and family. It’s the perfect venue to indulge in second-to-none pastries, scones and sandwiches served with the finest blended teas from around the world. And if you’re in the mood, you can enjoy a glass of Bollinger Champagne.

Peggy Porschen’s ‘Love is in the Air’ Afternoon Tea

“Step through the fairy-tale arches at the Parlours this Valentines’ season and prepare to be swept off your feet. Discard any trace of winter blues as Peggy takes us on an uplifting journey through a lens of pink modern romance.”

Afternoon Tea Peggy Porchen

Enjoy a whimsical pause from life and “float happily on pink cloud 9 as you indulge in the first seasonal Afternoon Tea of 2022.”

Enjoy some of Peggy’s classics: Delectable finger sandwiches, buttery scones, clotted cream and jam, light sandwiches, and an eclectic assortment of Peggy Porschen and The Lanesborough’s tea blends and infusions. 

You can also enjoy a glass of classic champagne if you’re in the mood.

Peggy Porschen Valentine's Day

£45 per person | Children 12 years and under – £20

Afternoon Tea tables are available to book between 13.00 – 16.30.

Book your table here.

Peggy Porschen

A Nestor Top Pick!

Ministry of Nomads is a boutique art gallery specialising in unique art sourced from culturally active places around the world, opening up the table to both emerging and established artists.

Self-described as a new “sustainable art system” and a foundation aimed at promoting principles of sustainability within the emerging markets of art and culture. A respectful initiative that’s close to our hearts.

Discover one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, sketches, and more.

Ministry of Nomads art gallery

How to Get to Belgravia

It wouldn’t be a complete Belgravia West London Guide without a few helpful tips!

The beauty of Hyde Park, Harrods, and Buckingham Place all border the chic district of Belgravia, making it conveniently located to get to. Sloane Square, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge and Victoria tube stations are all within walking distance. 

You can catch a bus from all over the UK and even Europe to Victoria Coach Station. You can even travel from Gatwick Airport as Victoria Train Station is a mere 10-minute walk.

General Top Tips for Exploring Belgravia:

  • Best tube station: Victoria
  • Convenient tube stations for the northern part of Belgravia: Knightsbridge or Hyde Park Corner
  • Convenient tube stations for the west: Sloane Square station, which is also close to Cadogan Hall and Royal Court Theatre
  • During the week: the streets of Belgravia are relatively quiet and chilled out
  • Weekends: be prepared for crowds as cafes, shops and bars come to life

Go Forth And Enjoy!

However you plan to spend the day, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the majestic streets of Belgravia. It’s the perfect neighbourhood whether you’re a fan of the famed holiday of love, or not.

But, whatever you do – be sure to spend the day in this part of London. The places, the food, the buildings, the spirit, all encapsulate the enchanting and home-like neighbourhood that Belgravia is famous for.

You won’t be short of things to explore, eat, and drink! But, don’t just take our word for it, go and take a look for yourself. We hope you enjoyed our Belgravia West London guide for the upcoming day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, from Nestor with love!

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