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Inn the Park

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.

Pimlico Fresh

Pimlico Fresh

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

Tachbrook Street Market

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Shepherd Market

Shepherd Market

A great selection of pubs and sandwich shops in a corner of Mayfair between Green Park and Hyde Park.

Hardcore Lobster & More

Hardcore Lobster & More

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

Oddbins

Oddbins

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

The Goring Hotel

The Goring Hotel

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

St John's Smith Square

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...

Moo

Moo

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

Rubens Hotel

Rubens Hotel

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

Australian War Memorial

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.

Royal Artillery Memorial

Royal Artillery Memorial

This World War I monument is very impressive, even on a cloudy day.

Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch

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

Delicias de Portugal

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.

A. Wong

A. Wong

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

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

"Much of Belgravia's distinctive Georgian architecture owes itself to renowned master builder Thomas Cubitt, who oversaw the construction of many of the elegant stucco-fronted properties we see today."

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

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

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

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Parent and Toddler Drop-in

Buckaroochies,
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

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

Parent and Toddler Group

St. Peter's Eaton Square
This is a small and intimate playgroup. It's the best one for meeting local mums and learning more about the area. There is also a nice set of toys for infants and toddlers. 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

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

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

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