Embassies of Belgravia | London
Embassy of Germany
1-6 Chesham Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8PZ
The Embassy of Germany in London is located on Belgrave Square, in Belgravia. It occupies three of the original terraced houses in Belgrave Square and a late 20th-century extension. In the 1970s, office space in the embassy was tight so an extension was erected at Chesham Place. The extension has previously won the Westminster City Council prize for architecture. In 1990, after German reunification, the East German embassy building at 34 Belgrave Square became part of the German embassy.
Embassy of Finland
38 Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8HW
The Finnish Embassy in London is located in Belgravia, near Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. The Finnish embassy is across the road from the German embassy and next door to the Spanish embassy. The house was built between 1830 and 1840. It was the grandest house in Chesham Place at the time and is still rather unique as it is the only detached house on the road and resembles the houses in nearby Belgrave Square.
Belgravia is famous for its exceptionally wealthy residents, its leafy squares and a large selection of embassies from around the world. A foreign embassy is the official office of one country in the capital of another country. It is where the ambassador of the home country works and it is where most of the communication between the two governments happen. Embassy buildings are often found in exclusive areas of the city, and Belgravia is no exception. These white Georgian mansions are master pieces of British architecture. Take an afternoon stroll down Chesham street and you will find a beautiful selection of embassy buildings, residential homes, boutique shops and independent cafes lining the picture perfect streets. As you walk along the streets of Belgravia you may notice that many of the roads have a slight curve to them, and parallel streets curve in the opposite direction. This is so that the back gardens of the houses could be turned into one large communal area to hold garden parties and special events. Unfortunately these are mostly private and out of bounds for visitors. Belgravia is a rather quiet part of west London with less attractions than many other areas, however with its grand buildings and eccentric charm its the perfect place to just stroll around on a crisp winters afternoon.
Embassy of Denmark
55 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9SR | www.storbritannien.um.dk
Mungo & Maud | Dog & Cat Outfitters
79 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PJ | www.mungoandmaud.com
Raw Press | Cold-Pressed Juice Café
3 Ellis Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 9AL | www.rawpress.co
Dominique Ansel Bakery London
17-21 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RP | www.dominiqueansellondon.com
Peggy Porschen Cakes | Cupcakes, tea & Champagne
116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QQ | www.peggyporschen.com