Pimlico is a small area in the City of Westminster, known for its Regency architecture and garden squares. At the heart of Pimlico is a grid of residential streets laid down by the planner Thomas Cubitt beginning in 1825 and now protected as the Pimlico Conservation Area.
Separated from Belgravia in the north by Victoria Railway station, and bounded by the River Thames to the south, the area has over 350 Grade II listed buildings as well as several Grade II listed churches.
Whilst Pimlico has no main high street as such, there is a good mixture of boutiques, restaurants and bars, whilst Sloane Square is a mere 15-minute walk away, giving access to the many facilities that the renowned King’s Road has to offer.
Transport in to and around the city is serviced by nearby Pimlico underground station on the Victoria line, whilst Victoria station provides both mainline and underground stations, including District, Circle and Victoria lines, as well as mainline trains to the south-west and Gatwick express services. Furthermore, Victoria is home to the coach station, making the area a hub for travellers.
Pimlico is also just a stone’s throw away from landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain while Notable residents have included designer Laura Ashley, politician Winston Churchill, actor Laurence Olivier and the inventor of lawn tennis, Major Walter Wingfield.