My ten things to do in Pimlico, London SWIV list showcases the area’s best streets, restaurants and shops. Pimlico lies next to Belgravia, Victoria and Millbank/Westminster in the City of Westminster. It’s a peaceful residential area with imposing houses laid out in a grid by Thomas Cubbit in 1825, now a conservation area. The borders are Vauxhall Bridge Road, Grosvenor Road/River Thames and the railway lines of Victoria station. It’s not an area you may consider exploring, but if you’re going to Tate Britain, you should put aside a couple of hours to have a mooch around.
10 Things To Do In Pimlico List:
1. Get your caffeine fix at The Roasting or Caffe Foresta
2. Enjoy a leisurely brunch at No.11 Pimlico
3. Hang out and eat lunch at the Artist Residence
4. Grab a takeaway lunch at Tachbrook Street Market
5. Browse the posh interior shops and eateries along chic Pimlico Road
6. Potter around the shops on Moreton Street
7. Explore the restaurants on Wilton Road
8. Seek out the shops and eateries on Upper Tachbrook Street
9. Eat at the Lupus Street cafes, restaurants or delis
10. Relax at one of the garden squares
My Favourite Ten Things To Do In Pimlico
1. Get your caffeine fix at The Roasting or Caffe Foresta. The Roasting specialises in Italian espresso and some food at 31 Churton Street, London SW1V 2LY. Caffe Foresta is an artsy coffee shop at 95 Charlwood Street, London SWIV 4PB.
2. Enjoy a leisurely brunch at No.11 Pimlico. The address is the same as their name, so you won’t forget where it is! Their brunch menu is served from 9 am until 4 pm, so there is no need to rush! Whether you fancy their big House Breakfast, Vegan House Breakfast, Eggs, Benedict or Pancakes, the choice is yours.
3. Hang out and eat lunch at the Artist Residence. I popped into this charming and cosy boutique hotel while exploring Pimlico. Their lunch menu features delicious mains like Butternut Squash Ravioli in a Chilli Butter Sauce, Roasted Seabass, Bavette Steak or Chicken Schnitzel. The address is 53 Cambridge Street, London SW1V 4QQ. It’s just off Warwick Way, where you’ll find most Pimlico hotels.
4. Grab a takeaway lunch at Tachbrook Street Market—a small market with stalls selling hot food, fruit, veg and more. Open Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm.
5. Browse the posh interior shops and eateries along chic Pimlico Road. This pretty street is at the Western edge of Pimlico, bordering on Chelsea and a short walk from Sloane Square Station. It has upmarket interiors stores, including Linley, Howe, Robert Kime and antique shops, like Jamb and Gordon Watson. Dine at one of the restaurants, including The Orange Public House, La Poule au Pot and Hunan. Buy quality food produce from Daylesford or The Pimlico Road Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm.
6. Potter around the shops on Moreton Street. Independent stores on this back street include Beautiful Knitters, Petra Smyth Antique Textiles, Ulrich Engler Designer Clothing and Kipper and Chalk Bespoke Clothing. The Little Bread Pedler also has a little bakery there.
7. Explore the restaurants on Wilton Road. Look out for Lorne Modern European Restaurant, Hatch 77 Brunch Place, Kazan Turkish Restaurant, About Thyme European Restaurant and A Wong Chinese.
8. Seek out the shops and eateries on Upper Tachbrook Street. My favourite places include Choi Asian Grocery Store, Kimchimama Korean Restaurant, Ben Venuti Italian Food/Deli, Rippon Cheeses, Coco and Nut Café, Retromania Second Hand Store, Kookie of London Clothing and Pimlico Trove Gifts.
9. Eat at the Lupus Street cafes, restaurants or delis. These include Iberia Georgian Restaurant, Goya Spanish Tapas, Frieda’s Mexican Food, Delizie D’Italia Italian Deli and Delicias Portuguese Deli.
10. Relax at one of the garden squares: Pimlico Gardens, St George’s Square, Bessborough Gardens, or Eccleston Square Park. Warwick Square Gardens are private, but you can peek through the railings. You may also want to look at Dolphin Square, a private block of flats built in 1930 that has housed many MPs due to its proximity to Westminster.
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Helpful Information About Pimlico London SWIV
For more information on the area, read the Wikipedia Pimlico Page. Pimlico Underground Station (Victoria Line) is near Lupus Street, only eight minutes from Tate Britain in Milbank. A few other things to mention is the Capital Car Boot Sale at The Pimlico Academy every Sunday from 11.30 am until 2.30 pm. You’ll also find a library at the Academy. As you are close to the River Thames, I recommend you walk down to the Grade II* Vauxhall Bridge for stunning views.
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Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Please check that the places I referenced in this article are still in business before you visit to avoid disappointment.