Victoria and Pimlico are both residential areas as well as a hub for travellers. With Victoria’s coach and railway station, the area is always bustling with tourists and there is also no shortage of bars and restaurants in the nearby streets. There are some grand mid 19th century white stucco houses with classical columns at entry which make the area a truly lovely area to visit. Both areas are very centrally located and are a 10 minute walk to Tate Britain which is home to the largest collection of British art in the world. Westminster Cathedral, the biggest Catholic Church in England and Wales is located on Victoria Street.
There are many bars and pubs in the area which are definitely worth a visit. One in particular is The Boisdale Jazz and Cigar Club in Belgravia. It is home to Scottish cuisine and live jazz music. It also offers a number of master classes in how to make cocktails, drink champagne and smoke cigars. If you fancy a night at the theatre, Victoria Palace Theatre is in the area and stages many productions throughout the year. Another grand West End theatre is situated right by Victoria Station, the Apollo Victoria. The theatre is currently decked out in green as it has been the UK home of Wizard of Oz prequel musical Wicked since 2006. Pimlico Road which leads into nearby Belgravia is a high end shopping experience that is becoming known for its interior and home furnishing stores. Pimlico and Victoria are also both located walking distance to the River Thames and nearby is Hyde Park which is a 15 minute walk away. Both of these spots are perfect for an afternoon stroll. We highly recommend checking out the area during your stay in London.
Pubs/Bars: Cask Pub & Kitchen, Charlwood St, The Queens Arm on Warwick Way, The Jugged Hare on Vauxhall Bridge Road.
Restaurants: Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca, Willow Place, A Wong, Wilton Road, Cyprus Mangal, Warwick Way, Giraffe, Wilton Road .
Parks/Greens: Hyde Park, Chelsea Embankment.