Charlotte

Destination:
England
Region:
London
Disctrict:
Belgravia
Metro:
Sloan Square
# of Bedrooms:
2
# of Bathrooms:
2
# of Persons:
6
Rating:
Upscale

From the west windows of Buckingham Palace the blue-blooded can look out beyond the gardens to the terraced street-tops of Belgravia. The rows of patrician, white stucco houses were built in the 1820s, and since then they’ve made up one of the most expensive and exclusive neighborhoods in central London. The grand squares, Belgrave and Eaton, are dotted with embassies and institutes – you’ll see motorcades aplenty. But Belgravia as a whole is decidedly residential, and even more so resolutely desirable.'

Belgravia, simply, is London at its loftiest. Here, the townhouses stand taller, the little mews streets look sweeter and even the grass of the garden squares gleams that little bit greener. Which brings us to Charlotte. Not content with being an elegantly styled English townhome, this apartment is enlivened by cool eastern artifacts and jazzy pops of color. The kitchen is a retro racing green, the sitting room a happy blend of both the decorous and the designer. Yes, you’ll spot a bit of everything here – not least when you hop outside. All of Sloane Square, South Ken and Knightsbridge are within an amble.

You’ll find Pimlico Road dotted with delicatessens, interior design shops and antiquers. Turn one way for Sloane Square and the splendor of the Kings Road, or turn the other for Knightbridge’s truly excellent eateries. You’ve also Knightsbridge (for Harrods), South Kensington (for the Natural History Museum) and Battersea Park (for a thoroughly good picnic). The