Cardinal Place

Shopping, Womenswear St James's Park
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
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This slickly impressive glass and metal building on the corner of Victoria Street and Bressenden Place opened in 2004, bringing a much needed burst of new life to what was a rather bleak part of Westminster as far as shopping was concerned. You’ll find Topshop, L’Occitane, Zara, North Face and Hawes & Curtis, and there’s a good range of eateries. The space also houses the sleekly designed 3,000sq ft SW1 Gallery ( And if you want to exercise – or exorcise – your soul after an excess of consumption, cross the road and duck into the darkly mysterious interior of Westminster Cathedral.


Venue name: Cardinal Place
Address: Victoria Street
Opening hours: Open see website for opening hours of individual shops
Transport: Tube: Victoria tube/rail or 11, 24, 148, 211, 507 bus
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This place is a pleasant shopping area off Victoria Street.  It now also has a new entrance to Victoria Tube Station right next to it.  It has a decent selection of shops such as M&S, boots, a few eateries and some clothes shops on the Victoria Street side.  On a Thursday lunchtime, there is a food market, although the hot food always has such long queues, I have never taken the time to wait to try anything. 

I like to walk around the Victoria/Westminster area on my lunch break, but I much prefer the older areas, which have a lot more character than the new glass buildings.


Since I am working in the area, this is my go- to lunch walk.

Around lunch time there is a mini food market organised in the middle of the Cardinal Place, but there is plenty of other places to get lunch from ( Wasabi, Coco di Mama, Pret, …).

Area is very convenient for quick sneaky shopping ( Zara, Topshop, Mango …) and after works drinks and food ( La Tasca, Browns, Wagamama, …)


Cardinal Place is a new-ish development of shops and restaurants near Victoria Station. 

There's a lack of originality about the food on offer - there's a Browns, a Nando's, a Zizzi, and a La Tasca. But then who doesn't love a Nando's! 

However, the entire area is quite fresh looking, and whilst it doesn't let much sun in on a hot day, the network of walkways provides a cool breeze. There's also quite a variety of shops, which draw less of a crowd than their counterparts in Oxford Street - always a bonus! 

With Victoria being dug up there's a fair amount of construction noise during the day, but that's ceased post 5pm. 

A convenient and easy place to meet friends - it's very close to both the Apollo and St James theatres.


I've recently become quite a fan of Cardinal Place as there is such a great selection of my favourite shops and restaurants in such a close proximity. It is considerably less busy than Oxford Street and for a shopping centre - all the shops and restaurants are so closely located it makes it really convenient to flit between shopping and restaurants. There's even a great rooftop garden next to Wagamama for when you really need a break! I think it's definitely a new cultural hive, I just hope it stays like this! 

Hawes & Curtis I recommend for their shirts. This is where I buy white shirts to wear at events and other shirts for social use.

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