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Pimlico and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Pimlico and surrounding areas

"The grand architecture and public gardens around Victoria remind us of London's Victorian opulence."

Jamie Newson-Love

"The view from the tower at Westminster Cathedral is amazing, it's really worth the trip up there."

Eduard Pistea

"The handsome Georgian buildings in Pimlico heighten the elegant, welcoming feel of the area."

Stephen Lovelady

What is your favourite place?

Where do Pimlico and surrounding areas locals go?

Hardcore Lobster & More

Perfectly cooked lobster and burgers - a welcome alternative to restaurants serving similar dishes.

St John's Smith Square

If you're a fan of classical music, this stunning venue is a must. The architecture is awe-inspiring too...


The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.

Pimlico Fresh

Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...


As well as selling a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, the Oddbins in Pimlico does free tasting sessions too!

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Bateaux London Cruises

A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!

The Goring Hotel

A luxurious spot for upmarket afternoon tea and beautiful rooms for a romantic getaway.


Luxurious leather goods with a very high price tag, but perfect for special occasions and treats.

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

The Grenadier

A local pub tucked away and open since 1818. It gets incredibly busy with people coming after work and is one of the most haunted pubs in London! They serve a fantastic beef Wellington too!

The Orange

Who wouldn't enjoy a whole roast cow?! The Sunday roast at The Orange is certainly generously sized...

Rubens Hotel

An institution over 100 years old, this stunning hotel is beautiful inside - you really are stepping back into a grander era!

Kate Spade

The perfect place to pick up a gift for the women in your life - classic handbags and luxurious accessories.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Pimlico, Westminster, Vauxhall, Victoria, Nine Elms, Sloane Square, Kennington, West End, Mayfair and Stockwell

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"Installed in 1868, the world's first traffic light was gas powered and operated by a policeman at all hours of the day and night. Unfortunately, just a month later a gas leak caused an explosion that halted the introduction of further lights for another 40 years."

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Child-friendly activities near Pimlico and surrounding areas

Wiggle and Jiggle at Pimlico Library

Pimlico Library
Wiggle and Jiggle, Music and Movement: toddlers aged between about 1 and two-and-a-half. Website

Parents and Toddlers

Emmanuelle Centre,
All Free and All Welcome! We have excellent facilities for the under-fives! Spacious Carpeted Hall, Refreshment, Baby Corner, Book Corner, Home Corner, Painting Corner, Puzzles, Bikes, Slides, Pop-UP Tents, Pushchairs, Big Cars, Dressing Up, Soft Toys, Lego and much more. Website

Marsham Street Nursery

Twins Group ,
We are a friendly team made up of outreach workers, speech and language therapists, link to midwife, dietician and health visitors, a social worker, early years practitioners, Qualified Teachers and more. The centre has been recently refurbished and offers daily activities including courses and events. Website

St. James the Less Playgroup

St. James the Less Westminster
An interactive group Learning basic principles of who God is and who we are in God. Craft, drama, songs, prayer, messy play, stories, games and fun! Website

Play Sessions

Pimlico Toy Library
Sessions are for adults and children together. There is a timetable of play and toy-loan sessions throughout the year. Website

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Pimlico Library
Baby Bounce and Rhyme: knee-bouncing songs for babies aged between about 3 months - 12 months. Website

Parent and Toddler Drop-in

Buckaroochies is a group for parents, carers and toddlers. It is a great chance to get out of the flat, meet new friends, arrange play dates and encourage social interaction for your child. Website
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