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
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... 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
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
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 ... 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

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 > British restaurants
35 Churton Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
A hugely popular place to eat in Pimlico, Grumbles has been giving the locals what they want - an affordable night out - since it began ... More
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
46 Churon Street, Pimlico, London SW1V
Vietnamese cuisine. ... More

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
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

Pimlico Nightlife

Pimlico clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Terminus Place, Pimlico, London SW1V
... More
The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
191 Victoria Street, Pimlico, London SW1E
Promising to "submerge party-goers into a cornucopia of pleasure" The Qube Project basement club opened in Victoria in October 2014 with music from some of Europe's ... More
The Goring Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Beeston Place, Pimlico, London SW1W
With deep red walls, a carpeted floor, leather chairs and a roaring log fire, The Goring Bar and Lounge is the epitome of opulence. Run by ... 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
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
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

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.
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
Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Pimlico, London SW1W
... More
The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Pimlico, London SW8
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
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