London area of Pimlico guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Pimlico neighbourhood

Pimlico doesn’t shout about or show off its many attributes. You might not realise, for example, that it’s ten minutes’ walk to Sloane Square, a stone’s throw from Tate Britain and that Buckingham Palace is within easy reach. It’s also just a brisk half an hour walk to Trafalgar Square and, cutting through St James’s Park, the route is a scenic one too. Plenty of people, however, are in on the ‘secret’ making it a predominantly quiet, residential area with an interesting architectural mix. There are some grand mid-19th Century white stucco houses with classical columns at entry but, as is often the way in this city, these might abut an ugly block of high rise flats. Victoria, with its coach and railway stations, means the area is a hub for travellers too – the Gatwick Express and Orient Express deliver visitors by the train load to the capital and there’s no shortage of hotels in the nearby streets to put them up.

See our recommended nearby Pimlico Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Pimlico Hotels

in or near Pimlico
Georgian House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
35-39 St Georges Drive, SW1V
Located close to Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben as well as Trafalgar Square and Royal Albert Hall, The Georgian and Bower House Hotel offers ... More
Eccleston Square Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
37 Eccleston Square, SW1V
The grade II listed Eccleston Square Hotel provides unique accommodation in central London. Bordering Belgravia and Victoria, the boutique hotel is ideally located to explore the ... More
Sidney Hotel London Victoria
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
68-76 Belgrave Road, SW1V
Sidney Hotel London Victoria is located in central London, close to Westminster Cathedral, the Tate Britain and Buckingham Palace. Nearby points of interest also include Big ... More

Pimlico Entertainment

in or near Pimlico
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Pimlico, London SW1P
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Pimlico, London SW1W
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Pimlico, London SW1E
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More

Pimlico Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Pimlico
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Pimlico, London SW1P
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman ... More
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Purple Dragon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Grosvenor Waterside, 30 Gatliff Road, Pimlico, London SW1W
Purple Dragon is a dream playground, kindergarten, day nursery and private members' for kids. Relocated from its original location in Battersea, the exclusive club occupies ... More
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Big Bus Company
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Road, Pimlico, London SW1W
The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More

Pimlico Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Pimlico
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
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Erickson Beamon
London > Shopping > Jewellery
38 Elizabeth Street, Pimlico, London SW1W
Beamon is an inspired designer who offers subtly pretty and fabulously stylish jewellery, eyecatching but not overpowering. The company is much lauded for its work with ... More
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The Chocolate Society
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36 Elizabeth Street, Pimlico, London SW1W
The Chocolate Society is one of the most excellent shops in London. They really know their stuff and produce handmade confections that will knock your socks ... More

Pimlico Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Pimlico London?
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UNo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
1 Denbigh Street, Victoria, , Pimlico, London SW1V
Pizza & Pasta ... More
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Mekong
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
46 Churon Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Vietnamese cuisine. ... More
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Kazan
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
93 Wilton Road, Pimlico, London SW1V
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Pimlico Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Pimlico.
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The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
Jugged Hare
London > Nightlife > Pubs
172 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London SW1V
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Pimlico Nightlife

Pimlico clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Pacha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Terminus Place, Pimlico, London SW1V
Pacha is the shamelessly glamorous antidote to London's gritty clubbing scene. Their stated intention has always been to recreate the Ibiza experience in London, a policy ... More
Slug & Lettuce
London > Nightlife > Bars
11 Warwick Way, Pimlico, London SW1V
A deeply average pub chain. Serves a reasonable range of beer, wine and spirits and has a decent food menu.... More
Pimlico Wine Vaults
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Bar ... More

Pimlico Leisure

Pimlico gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London SW1V
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Pimlico, London SW1X
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
The Buddhist Society
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
58 Eccleston Square, Pimlico, London SW1V
Meditation Therapy ... More

Pimlico Education

in or near Pimlico
Eurocentre, Victoria
London > Education > English Language Courses
56 Ecclestone Square, Pimlico, London SW1V
200-500pw. Less than 8 per class. Wide variety of courses offered.... More
Live Music Now
London > Education > Arts and Drama
4 Lower Belgrave Street, Pimlico, London SW1W
Social and educational initiative to promote live music. They take performances all over the UK.... More

Pimlico Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Pimlico.
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Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Pimlico, London SW1W
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Pimlico, London SW1P
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Pimlico, London SW1P
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
 
 
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