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Little Known Facts about Belgravia

  • Apsley House (built in the 1770s) uses the address Number One, London, because it was the first house people saw after passing through the Knightsbridge tollgates.

  • Glamorous chef and all-around domestic goddess Nigella Lawson lives in Belgravia with her husband, ad mogul and art guru Charles Saatchi.

  • Belgravia’s most famous current residents include UK's second richest man, Roman Abramovich, Margaret Thatcher, Joan Collins, Sarah Brightman and Elle Macpherson.

  • Notable past residents of Belgravia have included Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Frederic Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vivien Leigh, Mary Shelley and Lord Tennyson.

  • Queen Victoria rented number 36 Belgrave Square for her mother. This was considered to be a royal seal of approval for the square.

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