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A locals' guide to SW1V

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

Sigita Ranger

"The lights on Grade II listed Chelsea Bridge twinkle brightly at night."

Joseph Divito

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

Jamie Newson-Love

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW1V locals go?

A. Wong

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

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Hardcore Lobster & More

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

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.

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.


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

Pimlico Fresh

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


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

The Orange

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

The Goring Hotel

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

Rubens Hotel

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

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...

VauxWall Climbing Centre

A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.

The Botanist

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

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

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"Now undergoing an extensive redevelopment, Battersea Power Station is one of London's most iconic buildings and is the largest brick built building in Europe."

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Child-friendly activities near SW1V

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.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

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

Capital Carboot

Pimlico Academy
Central London's only indoor and outdoor all year round carboot sale The salubrious central London location of this event means shoppers are willing to part with a fair amount of cash in return for quality vintage and high-end clothing. Retro garb is especially popular here as is kitsch granny-style homeware. 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

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

Rhyme Time at Pimlico Library

Pimlico Library
Regular sessions are held in Westminster Children's Libraries throughout the City. They are designed to help children to develop their concentration, co-ordination and comprehension skills through the use of books, songs, finger rhymes, nursery rhymes and poetry. Rhyme Time Rhymes: songs, crafts and games all based around a popular children's story each week Website
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