Belgravia

Belgravia

[bel-grey-vee-uh]
noun
a fashionable district in London, England, adjoining Hyde Park.

Belgravian, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To belgravia
Collins
World English Dictionary
Belgravia (bɛlˈɡreɪvɪə)
 
n
a fashionable residential district of W central London, around Belgrave Square

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

belgravia

neighbourhood in the London borough of Westminster. It lies east of Chelsea, south of Hyde Park, and southwest of the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Part of London's fashionable West End, it has many residential squares featuring large 19th-century houses. Belgravia is part of the Grosvenor Estate, which also includes a large portion of nearby Mayfair. The Grosvenors acquired title to the land in 1677, by way of Sir Thomas Grosvenor's marriage to the child-heiress Mary Davies

Learn more about Belgravia with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature