Estate Agents Pimlico, Victoria and SW1
As Pimlico Estate Agents, we recognise the importance of having the finger on the pulse of property values in Pimlico and Victoria.
They might be best known variously as a key transport hub and a well-heeled residential area on the banks of the Thames, but Victoria and Pimlico have far more going for them than those narrow definitions alone. As experienced estate agents Pimlico, Victoria and the surrounding area we can find you that well hidden gem of a property.
It’s true that Victoria might once have been a place people merely passed through to get elsewhere, but that’s all changed as it’s developed a reputation as a cultural hotspot – with street food markets alongside smart shopping arcades, trendy restaurants and some of the best West End theatre experiences in town.
As well as two architecturally interesting theatres, there’s also Curzon Victoria – a cinema opened in 2014 – Market Hall Victoria (a veritable mecca of street food) and shopping opportunities at Victoria Place and Cardinal Place.
Buckingham Palace is on the doorstep, while Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park can all be reached with ease. Sloane Square, Westminster and the South Bank are also within walking distance.
Perhaps Victoria’s most interesting landmark, though, is Westminster Cathedral, a distinctive, neo-Byzantine building designed by John Francis Bentley.
Pimlico, by contrast, is a haven of peace and tranquillity despite its proximity to Central London. Private gardens, well-kept public squares, Regency architecture, independent stores and quirky pubs all add up to make it one of London’s best-kept secrets.
As for housing, Pimlico is much more obviously residential than Victoria. It’s home to a significant number of Grade II listed buildings and the infamous Dolphin Square development – home to MPs, spies and princesses throughout the years – as well as the Churchill Gardens and Lillington Gardens housing estates, both now conservation areas.
Property in Victoria and Pimlico is mostly luxurious townhouses – often newly refurbished and stucco-fronted. There are also new-builds, penthouse apartments and cheaper one-bed flats on offer.
As you’d expect, property here isn’t cheap – with even a studio apartment likely to set you back around £320,000 – but demand is high from affluent young professionals and renters eager for an easy commute.
“Fantastic transport links, top-class entertainment, riverside living, and more eating and drinking opportunities than you could know what to do with – Victoria and Pimlico provide all this, and more, making their popularity easy to fathom .”
For those seeking excellent transport links, it doesn’t get much better than London Victoria – one of the capital’s busiest commuter hubs. It’s London’s main link to Gatwick Airport (just 33 minutes on the Gatwick Express) and also offers easy access to London’s commuter belt, as well as to the Kent coast, Brighton and Redhill.
Additionally, Victoria has an underground station (Victoria Line, Circle Line and District Line) and London Victoria Coach Station – the capital’s largest coach terminal, handling around 14 million passengers per year.
Meanwhile, Pimlico tube station is on the Victoria Line and is also close to Vauxhall station (another major transport hub) and nearby Sloane Square station (Circle, District).
Visit Tate Britain, one of the world’s best art galleries. It holds the largest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, set within a grand, beautiful building.
See a show. Victoria is home to two theatres – the Apollo Victoria Theatre (which has been showing West End favourite Wicked for more than 12 years) and the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Eat your way around the world at Market Hall Victoria– an all-day dining destination perfect for street food devotees.