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One of the world’s richest districts, Belgravia SW1 was a dangerous zone in the Middle Ages. It was then known as the Five Fields. Robberies took place here quite often. Traveling through Belgravia was unsafe due to highwaymen.
Actor Rupert Everett owns a house in Belgravia SW1. Late Christopher Lee who is known for playing Saruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy was born here in 1922. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, lived in a flat in Belgravia.
Belgravia SW1 district is named after the settlement of Belgrave, Cheshire which belongs to the Duke of Westminster. Over the years, Belgravia was home to many famous people. From sports personalities to politicians, movies stars, writers, and composers, the area has had its share of notable residents. The list of famous residents includes musical theater personality Andrew Lloyd Webber, Frankenstein’s author Mary Shelley, actor Sean Connery, and former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
White stucco buildings are a staple of the area’s architectural style. Some of the most expensive properties in London can be found in Belgravia SW1. Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, and current owner, Roman Abramovich, owned neighboring white stucco houses in Belgravia.