A Guide to Pimlico

03 Mar 17
Visiting London

A Guide to Pimlico

03 Mar 17

In addition to being the home to some of Britain’s most prominent historical figures including Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Conrad and notably loads of local MP's, it is also an ideal location for those visiting the capital.

Nestled in the between the fabulous and famous areas of Chelsea, Westminster and Victoria, Pimlico is often overlooked but is in fact the ideal destination for tourists!

Here’s our guide of the best restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and things to do in and around Pimlico.

Walk to London's major attractions

Not often can you stay that you’re within walking distance to the Queen’s residence!

Within 30 minutes you can walk to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. James' Park, Trafalgar Square, and more! And of course, there is a lot to see on the way. 

Shopping on Oxford Street                    

From Pimlico underground station, you can catch the tube on the Victoria line to Oxford Circus in just two stops.

Here you’ll find the famous Selfridges store, as well as a plethora of big brands including, Zara, Topshop, H&M, and many more.

Go vintage/thrift shopping

There is a myriad of charming little vintage/thrift stores in and around Pimlico. 

If your wallet is feeling a little light of late but you have expensive taste, exploring these will a be great option for you as it’s not unusual to find luxury brands such as DKNY, Gucci and Chanel! Be sure to leave some room in your suitcase to take home all your new pre-loved treasures. Our favourites are Trinity Hospice and Fara.

Visit the Tate Britain

If you're an art and history lover, then visiting the Tate Britain is a must!

The Tate Britain holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. You can find out more on their website here

Dine out

There are many lovely restaurants in Pimlico itself that must be tried. You might even spot a few famous faces dining out if you're lucky!

Ivy Lettings' recommends-


If you're looking for old fashioned charm, this Scottish themed restaurant is the place to go! You'll be in for traditional British food, live jazz, private dining and an eccentric setting.


The Thomas Cubitt

Named after the great Belgravia architect Thomas Cubitt, this pub is a favourite among locals!

Cambridge Street Kitchen-

This cafe is located within Artist Residence Hotel, and serves a range of food from pancakes to burgers. It was recently rated 5 stars by TimeOut, so it's bound to impress! 

This restaurant is a favourite of our very own Head of Sales, Holly. It is an Italian tapas style restaurant close to Victoria train station. It does such fabulous food, and the atmosphere is fantastic - the kitchens are open so you can see the chefs preparing the food at their different stations, and they even project old Italian films onto a wall for all to watch. Holly highly recommends the Truffle Ravoli (yum!)


Relax in the privacy of your London holiday rental

If you’d prefer to spend the night in instead of dining out, why not grab some fresh produce from the nearby Pimlico Farmer’s Market (located in the quaint Orange Square, just off Pimlico Road- open 9am-1pm on Saturdays), and take them home to whip up a lovely dinner in your own private kitchen? 

So have we sold you yet? Here are our top Vacation Rental Homes in Pimlico/Victoria-


Westminster (sleeps 4) - from £135/night (great value!)

*Easter Sale* 10% off stays starting between 1st - 30th April at this home. More information here


St George’s Square (sleeps 4) - from £199/night 

Sutherland Street (sleeps 4) - from £175/night

*Easter Sale* 10% off stays starting between 1st - 30th April at this home. More information here


Winchester Street (sleeps 4) - from £210/night

*Easter Sale* 10% off stays starting between 1st - 30th April at this home. More information here.


Eccleston Square (sleeps 4) - from £199/night

Eccleston Square 2 (sleeps 2) - from £190/night


Our experienced sales team can help find you the perfect London vacation rental based on what you're looking for. If you have a specific criteria for your search regarding budget, location or amenities, do feel free to let us know by emailing [email protected] and we will get back to you with our recommendations!

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