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Victoria area guide

Discover the best pubs, restaurants, hotels and landmarks in bustling London SW1

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Victoria may be best known for its rail and coach stations, but the busy surrounding streets have their fair share of diversions. Some historic London hotels are here, joined by two leading West End theatres, and St James's Park provides a serene green space for strolls and pelican spotting.

Victoria Street, the main drag linking Parliament Square to Victoria station, has an array of chain cafés and restaurants, but more interesting eateries are popping up, too. You can also enjoy a fabulous view from the campanile of the Roman Catholic cathedral. And Buckingham Palace is so close by, the Queen is practically a neighbour.

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Things to do in Victoria

Buckingham Palace guide
Attractions

Buckingham Palace guide

The Queen's house is an iconic London landmark just a short walk away from Victoria rail station.

Restaurants in Victoria

Vincent Rooms
Restaurants

Vincent Rooms

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Superb cooking at surprisingly low prices.

Bleecker
Restaurants

Bleecker

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Burgers and shakes worth queuing for. 

Hai Cenato
Restaurants

Hai Cenato

  • 3 out of 5 stars

New York-style Italian from Jason Atherton.

Hotels in Victoria

41
Hotels

41

A swanky 5-star hotel with a mixture of stylish, monochrome decor and high-quality furnishings. 

The Goring
Hotels

The Goring

  • 5 out of 5 stars

It drips with the elegance you'd expect from a 105-year-old hotel with a Royal Warrant. 

Pubs in Victoria

The Orange Public House & Hotel
Restaurants

The Orange Public House & Hotel

  • 4 out of 5 stars

This smart gastropub with rooms is a perfect match for this exclusive corner of Pimlico, and attracts a well-heeled crowd. If the ground-floor bar and dining...

The Thomas Cubitt
Bars and pubs

The Thomas Cubitt

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

After a little refit in spring 2010, this upmarket brasserie is busy nearly every mealtime, a Belgravia clientele venturing towards Victoria coach station in...

Cask
Bars and pubs

Cask

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Craft beers from all over the globe.

The Albert
Bars and pubs

The Albert

  • 3 out of 5 stars

A Victorian landmark serving pints and pub grub.

Bars in Victoria

Boisdale
Restaurants

Boisdale

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

Scottish-themed bar-restaurant with excellent whisky.

Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
Bars and pubs

Clarendon Cocktail Cellar

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Tucked away in a residential dead zone near Victoria station, this subterranean bar is cute and cosy, but unfortunately lacks pizzazz. The decor attempts to...

The Drunken Oyster
Bars and pubs

The Drunken Oyster

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Spritzes on tap and a good-value happy hour.

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O'Sole Mio
Restaurants

O'Sole Mio

An Italian restaurant in Pimlico, serving traditional dishes from regions across the boot. 

Cambridge Street Kitchen
Restaurants

Cambridge Street Kitchen

Located within Pimlico's boutique hotel Artist Residence, this all-day café-cum-restaurant is open daily from breakfast through dinner. It was once a...

Pimlico Road Farmers' Market
Shopping

Pimlico Road Farmers' Market

Set in the quaint Orange Square just off Pimlico Road, this London Farmers’ Markets operation caters for the chi-chi residents of Belgravia, Chelsea, Battersea...

St James Theatre
Theatre

St James Theatre

St James Theatre is the first newly-built theatre complex in central London in 30 years, built on the site of the former Westminster Palace. Though from the...

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