Pimlico is uber central and it hosts Westminster Abbey for a parish church and Tate Britain for the local museum.
The attractive white stucco Victorian terraces have historically been inhabited by characters such as Laurence Olivier and Winston Churchill. The area has an upper class aspirational feel and it slightly more affordable than its super-rich neighbour. However, while Belgravia was designed for the pinnacle of society, Pimlico was a family-orientated area with conveniently located shops selling everyday household goods, restaurants, cafes and lavishly-appointed public houses on corner plots.
Everyone likes a good street market and Pimlico delivers. The Tachbrook Street Market offers a great range of stalls selling arts and crafts, fruit and vegetables, fish, dairy and a fantastic selection of freshly made food.
Soho is but a 20 minute walk. Victoria station, the Victoria line at Pimlico and Victoria; the Circle and District lines at Victoria are all in close proximity. You can also take a riverboat from Millbank Millenium Pier and head down towards Waterloo and Southwark.
Many of the town houses have been converted into apartments. Prices are high, but still very attractive considering the low transport and council tax costs with the area.
Pimlico is well known for its regency architecture and sweeping white stucco façades and squares. The large five story houses along the main access roads, St. George’s Drive and Belgrave Road, are divided into flats. The four-story houses in the streets off these two roads are slightly smaller and few remain intact single homes.
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