Belgravia, located in the heart of London next to Knightsbridge, epitomises the elegance and charm of the British capital. This prestigious district, renowned for its grandiose white stucco terraces and leafy squares, stands as a beacon of classic London architecture and aristocratic flair. Its tranquil streets, lined with luxury boutiques and gourmet restaurants, offer a serene escape from the bustling city. Here, history and modernity coalesce, as Belgravia’s storied past intertwines with contemporary luxury. Whether it’s a stroll through the picturesque Eaton Square or a visit to the luxury boutiques on Sloan Street, Belgravia invites discerning travellers to experience the quintessence of upscale London living. Here are our favourite 5-star and luxury hotels in the area.
Walking distance from the poshest landmarks in the city, The Hari is an exclusive pad for distinguished travellers. Its 85 bedrooms include 14 suites, draped in velvet and marble with contemporary artworks on the wall (the hotel hosts its own annual art prize). Dine in-house at the refined Italian restaurant, il Pampero, drink in the Hari Bar, and relax with a cocktail on the Garden Terrace during warmer months. The Hari’s fitness room includes a Peloton bike and you can book personal training sessions. The hotel has strong eco-credentials too, having received Silver Accreditation from EarthCheck.
COMO The Halkin
Escape the noise of the capital, with this Belgravia townhouse as your base. The grand building, formed of arched windows, portland stone and Georgian brick, has been reimagined inside, by Milan-based architecture studio Laboratorio Associati and Linzi Coppick. 41 bedrooms and suites channel the elements, in a sophisticated, warm, elegant and upscale home-like style. The COMO Shambhala philosophy is evident throughout, be it in the healthy cuisine options, or the in-room therapeutic treatments (there’s no spa onsite, but guests have access to the Halkin’s sister property’s wellness facilities, a ten-minute walk away). Families are catered to with mini bathrobes and COMO the Halkin teddy bears for little ones.
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
88 bedrooms and suites (including two-bedroom family rooms) at this Knightsbridge hotel, come with The White Company bathroom amenities, iHome radio alarms and Nespresso coffee machines. Chef Isabela Vaz heads up the bistro-style restaurant, The Lowndes Belgravia, with service from 7 am to 10 pm. There’s a chauffeur-driven car to whisk you to and from the airport. And there’s The Map Room, catering for any meetings, receptions and private dining requirements you may have while in town. Jumeirah Lowndes is every bit the modern urban boutique hotel, with a palette of muted tones and plush furnishings. It’s also dog-friendly.
The Park Tower Knightsbridge
Part of the Luxury Collection group, The Park Tower is a five-star establishment in the heart of Knightsbridge and Belgravia. It first opened to guests in 1973, a noticeable new landmark on the west London skyline, with its unusual circular architecture. All 271 rooms and suites come with a view thanks to its unique shape, as well as 200-thread count cotton sheets, robes, slippers and deep soaking tubs. In-room spa services are available, as well as The Park Tower Butler, for your every need. The Hyde Bar is the hotel’s main dining establishment, with afternoon teas served in The Knightsbridge Lounge.