Belgrave Square

Belgrave Square is one of the grandest 19th century squares in London. It is a centrepiece of Belgravia, and was laid out by the property contractor Thomas Cubitt for the 2nd Earl Grosvenor in the 1820s. Most of the houses were occupied by 1840. There is a village called Belgrave two miles from the Grosvenor family’s main country seat, Eaton Hall in Cheshire, so the square is presumably named for that.

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