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A locals' guide to Victoria

"Sloane Square is definitely the place to go if you're looking for both upmarket boutiques and high street stores in one area."

Joseph Divito

"Belgravia is not only popular because of its location, but for its elegant properties too."

Christopher Sellwood

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

Sigita Ranger

What is your favourite place?

Where do Victoria locals go?

Oddbins

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 Orange

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

Browns

Set alongside Chelsea's upmarket boutiques, Browns is the perfect place to pick up designer women's clothing.

Rubens Hotel

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

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.

A. Wong

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

The Botanist

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

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

The Goring Hotel

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

Moo

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

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.

Hardcore Lobster & More

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

Smythson

Luxurious leather goods with a very high price tag, but perfect for special occasions and treats.

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

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

What do you love about Victoria?

Why do you find Victoria a great place to live?

celine

"I am a French girl and, for me, Victoria is the heart of London and it's great to come to this country and to be in the heart. This is a fantastic place, with something all hours, see people moved like beats"

February 2015

Lauren

"Victoria is as central as you can be with the amazing Georges Square Park just a few minutes away. Lovely walks and beautiful buildings. I feel at home and wstminster council embrace you like a family would. Amazing surroundings, culture and tourist spots keeps it interesting"

January 2015

You

What do you like about Victoria?

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"Ebury Street was home to famous composer Mozart and it is here that he composed his first ever symphony in 1764 at the age of eight."

Explore Victoria

  1. Food and Drink places Amenities

  2. Tube and rail stations Transport

  3. Schools, colleges and universities Schools

    School performance tables

  4. Shops Property

Child-friendly activities near Victoria

Just for Dads

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

The Ark Playgroup

St. Michael's Church
The Ark Playgroup is a lively morning session for babies, toddlers, parents and carers. The children have lots of space to play with a superb range of toys, in a fun and happy atmosphere. After playtime, everyone gathers together for some children's songs and a Bible story. Coffee and juice and a snack are provided. The Ark gives children the opportunity to learn how to play in a safe environment, and mothers and carers the chance to make new friends. 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

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

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

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

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

    Victoria is a commercial and residential area of inner city London, lying wholly within the City of Westminster, and named after Queen Victoria. The area is vaguely defined as the streets around, and named after Victoria Station, including Victoria Street, Buckingham Palace Road, Wilton Road, Grosvenor Gardens, and Vauxhall Bridge Road. Victoria consists predominantly of commercial property, private and social housing, with retail uses along the main streets. Victoria Street runs on an east-west axis from the station to Broad Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. There is a development, located across the street from Westminster Cathedral, which contains a selection of restaurants, banks and shops. There are three notable schools within the Victoria area.

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