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Pimlico and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Pimlico and surrounding areas

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

Jamie Newson-Love

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

Hayley Thomas

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

Sigita Ranger

What is your favourite place?

Where do Pimlico and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

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...

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

The Goring Hotel

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

Parliament Tour

Informative guided and audio tours of the beautiful and ornate parliament building. It's great to see the place in real life, rather than just on the tele!

A. Wong

This upmarket Chinese restaurant is great for a peking duck feast!

Rubens Hotel

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

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

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

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.

Pimlico Fresh

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

Oddbins

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

Delfino

A traditional family-run Italian restaurant where they serve the best pizza this side of Naples.

Cecconi's

Without a shadow of a doubt, the best breakfast in London. A celeb hangout, you may be sat alongside Bernie and Tamara Ecclestone, Bill Nighy and Kylie Minogue.

The Audley

A great after work boozer. Some of its original features have been retained throughout the years, which give it an authentic pub feel.

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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

New Parents Group

Victoria Medical Practice
The New Parents Group with Baby Cafe is a great resource for first time and new mums seeking guidance or companionship for breast feeding newborns. Of course, bottle fed babies are welcome to come and make friends. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and fun! Website

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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.

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

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

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

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