Living London

Grosvenor in London

Our core asset is our London estate, first developed in the early 18th century and still actively managed today. Belgravia and Mayfair now have a global reputation, reflecting their position for centuries as being amongst the most desirable residential quarters of London. To maintain that reputation we constantly improve these neighbourhoods – refreshing buildings and nurturing the public realm – actively creating a sense of place. Elsewhere in London, we have developed high-end residential properties in Bankside and Chelsea and we are embarking on a new placemaking project in Southwark.

 

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My London

A personal view by Peter Vernon

"London is an eclectic mix of styles, full of hidden surprises: a short walk through our London estate shows the variety of buildings and streetscapes that make up this part of the city."

 

Peter Vernon, Chief Executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

 

 

Grosvenor's city insights

  1. Secret shopping

    London is home to some of the world's best known shopping destinations, from the innovative department store that is Selfridges to the retail meccas of Oxford and Bond Streets. Visitors who are prepared to go off this well-worn track will be rewarded by other electic and often unique retail clusters from the edgy boutiques of the East End to high-end fashion on Mayfair's Mount Street.

  2. Historic pubs

    London is famous for its historic pubs and The Grenadier in Belgravia is one of the city's better known. Originally built in 1720 as the officers' mess for the Senior Infantry Regiment of the British Army, it is said to be haunted by the ghost of a subaltern who was beaten to death for cheating at cards.

  3. Green city

    London's parks provide a welcome respite from its urban bustle. The better known range from the more manicured and planned Royal Parks of central London such as Hyde and Regents Parks to the larger, more untamed spaces of Hampstead Heath and Richmond Park. There are also many smaller leafy oases provided by a series of garden squares and public spaces. Our London estate is home to public gardens including Mayfair's secluded Mount Street Gardens, spacious Grosvenor Square and beautiful Brown Hart Gardens.

A royal connection 

Eaton Square, Belgravia, London is perhaps the best known address on Grosvenor's London estate. It was built close to George IV's royal home at Buckingham Palace and to the Houses of Parliament, during the housing boom that followed the Napoleonic wars. Grosvenor continues to adapt these classical buildings to provide contemporary homes for domestic and international residents. 

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