Knightsbridge and Belgravia

Welcome to Knightsbridge and Belgravia! Knightsbridge and Belgravia is situated on the western border of Westminster neighbouring the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. To the east the ward meets Mayfair in the West End ward.

Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets and embassies. It is identified in the London Plan as one of two "International centres" in London, alongside the West End. Hyde Park (in the north of the ward) is one of the largest parks in central London and one of the Royal Parks of London.

Knightsbridge and Belgravia ward is also home the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Academy of Music and some of the Imperial College sites. Many properties in this ward are used as second
residences.

If you have a story or know any local history about Knightsbridge and Belgravia, or if you have recently found a hidden gem, share with your neighbours in the 'your stories' tab below!

Welcome to Knightsbridge and Belgravia! Knightsbridge and Belgravia is situated on the western border of Westminster neighbouring the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. To the east the ward meets Mayfair in the West End ward.

Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets and embassies. It is identified in the London Plan as one of two "International centres" in London, alongside the West End. Hyde Park (in the north of the ward) is one of the largest parks in central London and one of the Royal Parks of London.

Knightsbridge and Belgravia ward is also home the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Academy of Music and some of the Imperial College sites. Many properties in this ward are used as second
residences.

If you have a story or know any local history about Knightsbridge and Belgravia, or if you have recently found a hidden gem, share with your neighbours in the 'your stories' tab below!

  • Your Priorities for Knightsbridge and Belgravia

    by Catherine, over 3 years ago

    Have you got an idea that could improve your local area? Is there a big issue you think we should all be talking about? What would make you more proud of the area you live or work in?

    We want to hear about your priorities so we can work together to achieve something great for your area.

    For example, if a priority is helping adults and young people into work, we can discuss together how to make services more visible in your area. If a priority is improved environment (plants, art, seating), residents and ward councillors can discuss the use of ward budgets. If a priority is to support and provide social activities for elderly people, we could take ideas forward together.

    Start the right conversations by clicking here and and letting us know what your top three priorities are and why.

    Have you got an idea that could improve your local area? Is there a big issue you think we should all be talking about? What would make you more proud of the area you live or work in?

    We want to hear about your priorities so we can work together to achieve something great for your area.

    For example, if a priority is helping adults and young people into work, we can discuss together how to make services more visible in your area. If a priority is improved environment (plants, art, seating), residents and ward councillors can discuss the use of ward budgets. If a priority is to support and provide social activities for elderly people, we could take ideas forward together.

    Start the right conversations by clicking here and and letting us know what your top three priorities are and why.

  • Ward Budget Projects in Knightsbridge and Belgravia

    by Catherine, over 3 years ago

    Ward budgets are a dedicated and flexible resource with which to address specific local issues and priorities.

    Local councillors have been given an annual budget since April 2008 to spend on local projects in their wards, from 1 April 2014 this is £46,000 per ward per year. The budgets are intended to enable councillors to address local issues and priorities that matter most to residents. This could range from improving the local environment with new trees, flowers or improved paving, to purchasing new equipment for the local sports club, or funding activities for older residents.

    See below for recent projects.


    Continuing from 2014-15


    Planning Enforcement Officer

    Provider: Planning team; Cost: £36,000

    A Planning Enforcement Officer is employed to work specifically on ward related issues.


    2015-16


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £70

    Specialist tutor-lead singing sessions for residents with respiratory issues has been funded through the ward budget.



    For more information on these projects please contact Janis Best at jbest@westminster.gov.uk



    Ward budgets are a dedicated and flexible resource with which to address specific local issues and priorities.

    Local councillors have been given an annual budget since April 2008 to spend on local projects in their wards, from 1 April 2014 this is £46,000 per ward per year. The budgets are intended to enable councillors to address local issues and priorities that matter most to residents. This could range from improving the local environment with new trees, flowers or improved paving, to purchasing new equipment for the local sports club, or funding activities for older residents.

    See below for recent projects.


    Continuing from 2014-15


    Planning Enforcement Officer

    Provider: Planning team; Cost: £36,000

    A Planning Enforcement Officer is employed to work specifically on ward related issues.


    2015-16


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £70

    Specialist tutor-lead singing sessions for residents with respiratory issues has been funded through the ward budget.



    For more information on these projects please contact Janis Best at jbest@westminster.gov.uk