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Pimlico and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Pimlico and surrounding areas

"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

"When you think of the history and pageantry that has happened at Westminster Abbey, it gives you goosebumps!"

Jamie Newson-Love

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Where do Pimlico and surrounding areas locals go?


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Rubens Hotel

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


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.

Wellington Arch

In this corner of Green Park, there's a number of memorials that remind us of Britain's rich history.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

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

Duke of York Square

Watching Wimbledon on a sunny day in Duke of York Square is a great way to pass the day! There is also a market every Saturday selling upmarket, handmade products and food.

Liz Earle

Premium skincare with a premium price tag, but worth every penny!

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...

Delicias de Portugal

Super favourite amongst locals and professionals in the area. Great selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas, wines, meat and cheese, and take away lunch. Usually the queue starts on the street outside of the shop.

The Botanist

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

Pimlico Fresh

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

Kate Spade

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

Australian War Memorial

I love its design and you get to experience a bit of culture walking from this pretty corner of Green Park to Hyde Park.

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"Built over 2 years from 1927 to 1929, 55 Broadway was the original headquarters for London Transport and it filled firefighters with horror, as they were convinced their ladders would not reach that high. Consequently, the upper floors were largely unused except for storage."

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Child-friendly activities near Pimlico and surrounding areas

Stay and Play

Churchill Gardens Youth Club
A big space for children to play. Come along for a chat, refreshments and to meet your local children's centre team.

Just for Dads

Pimlico Library
Dads, bring children along for stories and songs. 1st Saturday of each month. Website

Parent and Toddler Drop in

Churchill Gardens School (Johnson Place Entrance)
Parent & Toddler groups are informal sessions run by voluntary members of the community. They usually involve free play with maybe a story , sing-a-long, or craft session to join in with. Most groups have a baby corner for new mums to make friends and enjoy a coffee. Website

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

Stay and Play

Twins Group
Session includes messy play, art activities and a children's snack time. Session ends with a story, songs and rhymes. 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
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