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
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
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

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

Pimlico Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Pimlico
Edel Assanti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
74a Newman Street, Pimlico, London W1T
Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein's Edel Assanti Gallery has evolved since it was first set up in 2009, from a pop-up initiative to a project space ... More
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

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
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
42-44 Warwick Way, Pimlico, Pimlico, London SW1V
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
Air Improvement Centre
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
23 Denbigh Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Climate Control ... 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
... More

Pimlico Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Pimlico.
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, Pimlico, London SW1W
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, Pimlico, London SW8
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More

Pimlico Nightlife

Pimlico clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
Rochester Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Rochester Row, Pimlico, London SW1P
Wine 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
The Buddhist Society
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
58 Eccleston Square, Pimlico, London SW1V
Meditation Therapy ... More
Acupuncture & Osteopathy Centre
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
34 Alderney Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Acupuncture ... 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
Pimlico Academy
London > Education > Lupus Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Pimlico Academy is a non-fee paying school in South West London. The facilities are often used for community activities and car boot sales on weekends, evenings ... More

Pimlico Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Pimlico.
Quality Hotel Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
82-83 Eccleston Square, Pimlico, London SW1V
Lying on the edge of the exclusive enclave of Belgravia, the Quality Hotel Westminster sits calmly on the edge of a tranquil garden square. Visitors love ... More
Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-12 St. Georges Drive, Pimlico, London SW1V
The closest hotel to Victoria Coach Station, and one of the cheapest in this exclusive part of London. Buckingham Palace and St James' Park are in ... More
Comfort Inn Victoria
London > Business > Venue Hire
18-24 Belgrave Road, Belgravia, Pimlico, London SW1V
This comfortable, recently refurbished hotel is located in one of London's biggest transport hubs, with trains, buses, coach and underground services all on your doorstep. On ... More
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