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
Comfort Inn London Victoria
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
18-24 Belgrave Road, SW1V
A good, central budget hotel in Victoria with the nearby train, tube and coach stations providing good transport links within the city and beyond - the ... More
Holiday Inn Express London-Victoria
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
106 - 110 Belgrave Rd, SW1V
Victoria is one of the great transport hubs of London, a bustling area that offers great connections to the rest of the capital and the South ... More
The Belgrave London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
80 - 86 Belgrave Road, SW1V
Spanning four Georgian townhouses in the heart of Pimlico, The Belgrave London combines traditional English heritage with sleek contemporary style to offer guests an urban hideaway ... More

Pimlico Entertainment

in or near Pimlico
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
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
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
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
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
Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Pimlico, London SW1P
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More

Pimlico Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Pimlico
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
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
Peggy Porschen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
116 Ebury Street, Pimlico, London SW1W
For excellent cakes and pastries Peggy Porschen's shop in Belgravia is the place to go - it's where many A-listers including Elton John, Stella McCartney and ... More

Pimlico Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Pimlico London?
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
1 Denbigh Street, Victoria, Pimlico, London SW1V
Pizza & Pasta ... More
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
46 Churon Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Vietnamese cuisine. ... More
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.
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
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.
The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Terminus Place, Pimlico, London SW1V
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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.
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
Big Bus Company
London > Leisure > 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
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

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.
Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Pimlico, London SW1W
... More
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
Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Pimlico, London SW1P
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
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