Our Victoria Area Guide gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include Victoria, Westminster, Pimlico and SW1
PROPERTY TYPES & ARCHITECTURE
Architecturally speaking, the area contrasts itself between antiquated buildings and modern developments that are often being constructed. Being one of the main hubs of transport within London as well as the Westminster postcode the prices are generally known to be high in this area, although ex-local authority apartments, in generally well-maintained blocks can snatched up for bargain prices. Aside from the ex-local authority apartments there are a number of luxury new build developments in the area, although they come with an equally luxurious price tag.
SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT
Victoria features shopping centres’ such as Cardinal Place, theatres such as Victoria Palace or the Apollo Victoria and a wide range of restaurants, palatable for any customer, from Michelin starred to your typical high street restaurants. This gives residents and commuters alike plenty of choice on how to make their money stretch. The expansion of two major supermarkets also makes the area far more practical for food shopping than the rest of the West End with both a Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s only moments away.
PARKS & COMMONS
Victoria benefits by being just minutes away from small squares such as Belgrave Square Gardens as well as Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’ Park.
WHO LIVES HERE?
Victoria tends to suit high-income young professionals, although few properties are large enough to be practical for families. There are more young couples than sharers, as most properties are one bedroom flats.