About our local area
Named after Queen Victoria, London’s Victoria area is steeped in history and fantastically located for touring around our city. Most of the buildings in the area were built over 100 years ago. London Victoria is adjacent to the area of Pimlico, which was developed in the 19th century by famous architect, Sir Thomas Cubitt. The streets were uniquely designed as a grid system and are lined with grand white stucco terraces and buildings dating back to the 1800’s.
Victoria is perfectly located for visiting London given its very central location and great transport links. Trains from London Victoria go directly to many destinations in the South East including Brighton and London Gatwick Airport. The Gatwick Express departs from London Victoria three times an hour, and takes just 35 minutes. The famous and luxurious Orient Express leaves from London Victoria and journeys on to cities further afield in Europe such as Paris and Venice. From London Victoria you can also get onto the London Underground network to travel to all parts of the city, including our other airports, London Heathrow and London City. Victoria Coach Station is one of London’s main coach terminus, with coaches going to and from many UK and European destinations.
London Victoria is also home to two main theatres, the Apollo Theatre and the Victoria Palace Theatre, where Wicked and Hamilton are currently showing. Some of London’s most historic buildings and popular landmarks are located within the London Victoria area, such as Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
Shopping & Eating
Victoria Place and Cardinal Place are perfect for a spot of shopping when staying in the area, offering a selection of popular shops and bars and restaurants. You are spoiled for choice in Victoria when it comes to food and drink. The Pimlico Grid is a local brasserie serving breakfast, brunch and dinner, with a range of drinks and a well-crafted wine list. It is the perfect spot for a pre-theatre meal.
Travelling to other parts of London to see key landmarks is extremely easy from Victoria. Oxford Street is just 5 minutes away on the underground. Oxford Street is a popular shopping area, the home of Selfridges and other large stores, such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer’s, Primark and Debenhams. From there you can navigate yourself to buzzing areas such as Regents Street, Carnaby Street, Bond Street, Soho, Covent Garden and Leicester Square.
If you feel like leaving the city for a day trip, you can be in Oxford in an hour from London Victoria, using the Oxford Tube. Many tours leave from Victoria Coach Station, such as organised tours to Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath, the Cotswolds and the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studios.
Take a look at our Area Map to see what key sights are near us at The Windermere, London and travel times to get there.