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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?

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.

Moo

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

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Pimlico Fresh

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

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.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

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

Oddbins

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

A. Wong

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

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

Just for Dads

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

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
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