Exclusive homes – exclusive pastimes

Written on 7 May 2013 by Alistair Boscawen in London


The latest addition to the list of Belgavia's affluent locations is a women-only private members club

There's no denying that anyone who lives in Belgravia lives in luxury. This exclusive area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, noted for its immensely expensive residential properties, is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest districts in the world.

Comprising mainly of flats, Belgravia's average property price lies at just under £2 million. Houses in Belgravia have a mean price of just under £5 million, but can cost anything up to a dizzying £12 million. But just how do the ladies who reside in these magnificent properties live? Rumour has it that many of Belgravia's female elite are migrating towards London's first private women's club.

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Grace Belgravia

The ladies of Belgravia have a new hang-out, but it's not just any old haunt. It's London's first private women's club – Grace Belgravia

Behind a discreet black doorway lies a chic sanctuary for some if the world's richest women.  Its facilities are exquisite, with an ultra-modern spa, gym, restaurant, lounge and food delivery service. Throw in the services of a celebrity hair stylist and a medical centre (complete with psychotherapist, plastic surgeon and acupuncturist) led by the Queen's apothecary Dr. Tim Evans and you have a perfect retreat for Belgravia ladies who want to be empowered and feel nurtured.

The delights don't stop there, with an atelier showcasing the best designs from the world of fashion and an atrium lined with expensive art. The icing on the cake is the ‘angels’ who are there to act as a personal assistant come empathetic best friend for the clients. Every lady gets her own. 

Female Elite

There's been a steady rise in the number of women-only clubs and this could signify that, increasingly, the female elite are a displaying a preference for spending more time in other women's company.

As well as Grace Belgravia, other venues dominated by women include London's The Sorority, where women can meet to discuss business matters. Perhaps a signal to their men-folk that they too can prove successful in the world of business and that the time of these women staying behind the doors of their multi-million pound homes tied to their lavish kitchen ranges is now undoubtedly a thing of the past.

Such women are making the most of some ‘me time’, it just so happens it’s in places which many others didn’t even know existed.

Belgravia's homes are grand to say the least, but the lifestyles of the ladies behind the doors of these homes are no less impressive. If Grace Belgravia is anything to go by, these ladies are certainly looking after themselves and taking steps to ensure they feel nurtured and empowered every step of the way.

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Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

All articles by Alistair Boscawen

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