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A locals' guide to Victoria

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

Hayley Thomas

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

Christopher Sellwood

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Victoria locals go?

A. Wong

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

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.

Smythson

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

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.

Moo

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...

Pimlico Fresh

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

Hardcore Lobster & More

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

Browns

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

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

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

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

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

The Botanist

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

Rubens Hotel

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

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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

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"The River Westbourne is one of the River Thames' many tributaries and now flows through an underground pipe owing to the development of the land over it. At Sloane Square Underground Station, there is evidence of its existence where the pipe is exposed above the platform."

Explore Victoria

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Child-friendly activities near Victoria

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

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

Young Parents Group parents 15 - 22 years old

Twins Group
Young Parents Group is a relaxed social group parents who are in their teens and early 20's and their children, to meet, socialise & share information. 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

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
  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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