About this office
The well-regarded team of sales and lettings agents at our Pimlico branch offer a wide breadth of local knowledge and can assist with all parts of the marketing, sales and lettings processes, with much experience in the high value luxury market. The team’s patch extends from Pimlico through Westminster to St James’s Park and south across the river to Vauxhall.
Why move to Pimlico?
The historic districts of Pimlico and Westminster are at the very heart of the nation’s capital, with many of the UK’s best-known landmarks and attractions on the doorstep. Residents will benefit from a whole host of amenities, including fabulous shopping and dining, excellent schools and convenient transport links. The area is well-connected for City workers and has also gained popularity with families in recent years, largely as a result of its ongoing regeneration. Upmarket Belgravia and Chelsea are just a short distance away, while a stroll across Lambeth Bridge takes you to Waterloo station.
A little bit of history
Pimlico and Westminster are steeped in history and heritage, with Westminster serving as the seat of England’s government since the early 13th century and the British government since 1707. Pimlico first gained popularity as a fashionable residential area following the development of the area by master builder Thomas Cubitt in the mid-19th century. The arrival of the underground in the 1970s and further regeneration over the course of the last century have cemented the area as one of the most desirable in London.
Architecture and property
Properties in Pimlico and Westminster are vibrant and varied, encompassing a range of styles from Georgian stucco terraced houses and mansion blocks to period conversions and new build riverside apartments. Many of the area’s grid-like garden squares can be attributed to renowned Victorian builder Thomas Cubitt and now form a Conservation Area. Pimlico has undergone significant regeneration in recent years, so modern properties now sit alongside characterful period houses.
Some of the most famous buildings in the country are situated in Westminster, including Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, otherwise known as the Houses of Parliament.
Shopping and amenities
Victoria Place shopping centre is next to the station and houses an assortment of high street mainstays like WHSmith, Boots and New Look alongside popular eateries itsu and Leon. Cardinal Place mall offers further stores, while there are plenty of independent shops, convenience stores and supermarkets across the area. The choice of classes and contemporary amenities at GymBox will appeal to fitness fans.
Pimlico has a lively food scene encompassing a range of world cuisines from Chinese at A.Wong to Turkish at Cyprus Mangal and Italian at UNo restaurant. Westminster is also home to a plethora of outstanding bars and restaurants, including Davys Wine Bar and The Cinnamon Club for modern Indian cooking in a grade II listed former library.
Pimlico is home to Tate Britain art gallery for a taste of culture and all the varied entertainment on offer in the West End is just a short tube journey away.
Pimlico is characterised by its attractive garden squares and prime position on the Thames, with the
Riverside Walk Gardens affording pleasant riverside strolls. There are not one, not two, but three glorious Royal Parks in close proximity, St James’s Park, Green Park and Victoria Tower Gardens. Across the river is Battersea Park, which makes a fun family day out with its boating lake, zoo, playground and Go Ape adventure park.
The area has many well-regarded schools, including Pimlico Primary, St Gabriel’s CofE, Westminster Cathedral Roman Catholic Primary and Pimlico Academy. Respected independent schools Eaton House Belgravia, Eaton Square School and Francis Holland School can all be found nearby. Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College provides science and technology further education courses for students from 14-19.
Pimlico and Westminster with excellent transport links to the rest of the capital and beyond, with numerous bus routes and Zone 1 tube stations, including the major transport hub of Victoria, where the Victoria Line meets the Circle and District Lines for regular services to Euston, Brixton and Edgware Road to name a few. Victoria is also the terminus of the Brighton Main Line with overground trains reaching the coast in around an hour and Gatwick Airport in around 30 minutes.