Located right in Central London, Belgravia is the place to be to get the most out of a trip to the UK capital. The neighbourhood enjoys great transport links, and is surrounded by famous landmarks, spacious parks, great restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities. Indeed, Belgravia holiday apartments are just a stone’s throw away from where the Royal Family resides, as well as where the UK parliament convenes. HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday apartments in Belgravia that exude a level of luxury and sophistication befitting of the neighbourhood. Belgravia holiday homes offer between one and five bedrooms, with interiors ranging from the contemporary to the traditional, and all are furnished to a high standard with absolutely everything needed for a comfortable stay.
-Parks: Hyde Park is just north of Belgravia and is a favourite with local residents as well as tourists. It’s a short walk from holiday apartments in Belgravia and just happens to be one of the largest parks in Central London. Hyde Park lays claim to several notable landmarks such as the Serpentine and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, and just west of Hyde Park are Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace, the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
-Palaces: Buckingham Palace has been the site of so many significant events in the UK’s history, as it’s been the official London residence of the Royal Family since the first half of the 19th century. Its famous balcony can be seen from the street, and the palace is open to visitors during the summer months and on select dates throughout the rest of the year.
-Shopping: Oxford Street is an easy walk or short tube ride away from holiday homes in Belgravia. Londoners and tourists from all over the world flock to Oxford Street to snatch up great deals. Legendary British department store Selfridges is located here, and historic Liberty is just off the main road.
-History: Westminster Abbey has a history that dates back to the 11th century; few buildings in London are more famous. It was recently the site of the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and has hosted countless historic events over the past centuries. Despite all its pageantry, however, the abbey welcomes visitors Monday through Saturday each week. On Sundays it is closed for worship.
-Attractions: Trafalgar Square is in many respects the heart of London. Just half an hour’s walk from Belgravia, it is one of the must-see sights of the city and is always subject to a whirlwind of activity. Standing proudly above it all is Nelson’s Column. The square is also home to the National Gallery, which displays Western European paintings from 1250 to 1900. It is open 361 days a year and entry is free of charge.
Belgravia is worth visiting any time of the year. Like the rest of London, the area is subject to a temperate oceanic climate. The annual rainfall average for the city is just over 600mm, with the wettest month being October. Winters can be quite chilly, though snow is not a common occurrence. Temperatures generally heat up in late spring, peaking in the mid-20s in July and August.
Belgravia is very central: it's within a short walk of four London Underground stations – Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, and Victoria – and one major rail station, Victoria. Express trains are available from airports in and around London to the London Underground network. It’s also possible to drive or take a taxi to Belgravia, as it’s right off the A4. If driving, keep in mind that parking in the area is limited and drivers will have to pay a congestion charge.