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A locals' guide to Victoria

"Say hello to the Queen at London's most recognisable landmark, Buckingham Palace."

Stephen Lovelady

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

Eduard Pistea

"Reminiscent of a charming village green, I love eating lunch in picturesque Vincent Square."

Hayley Thomas

What is your favourite place?

Where do Victoria locals go?

Hardcore Lobster & More

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

The Botanist

Overlooking Sloane Square, this chic restaurant also has a well stocked bar where they serve classic and adventurous cocktails.

Rubens Hotel

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


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

The Orange

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


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

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

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!


Set alongside Chelsea's upmarket boutiques, Browns is the perfect place to pick up designer women's clothing.

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

The Goring Hotel

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

Inn the Park

A fantastic place to watch the world go by, with an outdoor terrace to enjoy sunny days and stunning views of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace.

Galvin at Windows

Stunning views across Hyde Park, fantastic service, beautiful food and a surprise birthday dessert!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Sloane Square, Pimlico, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Westminster, West End, Soho, Nine Elms, Vauxhall and Covent Garden

What do you love about Victoria?

Why do you find Victoria a great place to live?


"I am a French girl and, for me, Victoria is the heart of London and it's great to come to this country and to be in the heart. This is a fantastic place, with something all hours, see people moved like beats"

February 2015


"Victoria is as central as you can be with the amazing Georges Square Park just a few minutes away. Lovely walks and beautiful buildings. I feel at home and wstminster council embrace you like a family would. Amazing surroundings, culture and tourist spots keeps it interesting"

January 2015


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"The River Westbourne is one of the River Thames' many tributaries and now flows through an underground pipe owing to the development of the land over it. At Sloane Square Underground Station, there is evidence of its existence where the pipe is exposed above the platform."

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Child-friendly activities near Victoria

Bach to Baby

Bach to Baby - critically acclaimed classical concert series specifically designed for babies tots and their carers. Enjoy exhilarating performances by outstanding musicians with your baby in tow. Children can dance roam about and listen to music the way they feel it. Website

Baby and Toddler Swim

Queen Mother Sports Centre
Queen Mother Sports Centre offers a fantastic selection of facilities and activities. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult at all times. A maximum of two under 8's to one adult. Children under 5 years of age swim for free. All children under 3 years of age are required to wear an Aqua Nappy. Website

Music and Movement

The Abbey Centre
This is a movement class set to live and recorded music. The tutor sings and plays guitar. Parents and children join in group games and sing familiar children's songs. Toys, equipment and musical instruments are used to tell stories. The class follows a similar format each week. The children join in their own way, so it is suitable for toddlers up until aged five. Website

Pippa's Poppets Music and Movement Classes

Pippa’s Poppets Music and Movement Classes (0-4 yrs) St. Gabriel’s Church Vestry
Award-winning music classes - let Pippa the Panda teach your child the fundamentals of music! Classes are made up of well-known nursery rhymes as well as original songs written by Pippa to challenge vocabulary and improve language skills. We use music to enhance physical and emotional development and playing percussion instruments introduces rhythm and coordination at an early age. Places allocated on a first come first served basis. Email or call to be sent an enrollment form or book a free trial. 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

Purple Dragon

Bramah House
Purple Dragon is a members only club in Chelsea for families with children from birth to 12 years of age. Set over 13,000 sq ft it facilities include an ozone swimming pool and wet play area; music lab with recording studio; kids kitchen; art and crafts studio; active play area; imaginarium; pro golf simulator; adult escape pods and library; juice bar and restaurant offering all day dining. Website
  1. About Victoria

    Victoria is a commercial and residential area of inner city London, lying wholly within the City of Westminster, and named after Queen Victoria. The area is vaguely defined as the streets around, and named after Victoria Station, including Victoria Street, Buckingham Palace Road, Wilton Road, Grosvenor Gardens, and Vauxhall Bridge Road. Victoria consists predominantly of commercial property, private and social housing, with retail uses along the main streets. Victoria Street runs on an east-west axis from the station to Broad Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. There is a development, located across the street from Westminster Cathedral, which contains a selection of restaurants, banks and shops. There are three notable schools within the Victoria area.

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