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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