You know where Belgravia is, right? Sure, eastern Europe, south of Romania, right? Um…nope, it’s a district in West London where that Downton Abbey guy has set his new novel.
As “one of the wealthiest districts in the world”, you might think that bike tours just aren’t done in Belgravia. However, if you happen to find yourself staying at the luxe Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, you are invited to borrow a Belgravia bike (note that there are only FOUR of these “bespoke” bikes) and take the Belgravia & Beyond by Bicycle self-guided tour.
Presumably, this ride is only for hotel guests, but Luxury London got an insider’s preview:
I head off into the heart of Belgravia and with one eye on the cars around me, I glance up at the houses majestically lining the edge of Belgrave Square. Seeing it from afar, and not behind tinted windows of a car, I can appreciate its unparalleled beauty. From Wilton Terrace to Grosvenor Crescent, the tour takes you to the best of Belgravia and then beyond.
It all seems quite civilized, upper crust and a jolly good ride. Here’s the good news for us commoners, the Jumeirah has kindly linked the route map. So, grab a bike (there’s bike share all over London) and ride like a king.
Pip pip and cheerio, then.