A Passport to Pimlico


Pay a visit to Pimlico in south-west London and enter one of London’s hidden gems, its iconic standing as a self-sufficient pocket of London, outstandingly portrayed in the Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico, has always seemed unchangeable and without a doubt Pimlico is a rarity, a diverse residential area in the heart of central London

The neighbourhood is a very well-located and safe locality, with many long-standing residents who create a village environment, it’s very busy during the day, for the most time with government employees of the close at hand governmental ministries, and now with plentiful tourists visiting, its energetic street life goes on well into the evening with restaurants, cafés, and pubs in profusion, there is something for everyone who wishes a drink or something to eat.

There are plenty of schools in the area and Pimlico has its own brand new academy with the local library built-in,

Also available to the residents of Pimlico are a few private schools, such as the famous Hill House, and is just a short walk away in Chelsea.

Plus it is the bars, restaurants and shops of Chelsea that also appeal to Pimlico’s residents just five minutes away is one of London’s most romantic restaurants, Poule au Pot in Ebury Street bringing a hint of France to the area.

The shops of Sloane Square, King’s Road, and Knightsbridge are a walk or short bus ride away and as for shopping, we believe it can’t be beaten to purchase supplies and those hard to find items.

On Victoria Street you will find a Sainsbury’s, Army and Navy Stores, Boots the Chemist, Banks, Jayems (Tobacconists), Thomas Exchange Global (Bureaux de Change), The Carphone Warehouse, McDonald’s Restaurant, Clarks (Shoe Shops), Curry’s Digital and many more high street shops.

Only two minutes from Victoria station, Cardinal Place is open 7 days a week for eating, drinking and shopping, in fact, the ideal place for living and working, there is an Art Gallery, SW1 Gallery, Waggamama, Marks & Spencer, La Tasca, Costa, Hawes and Curtis, Molton Brown, L’Occitane, Thornton’s, Nando’s, Zizzi. Boots, Hobbs, Specsavers, Goldsmiths, Monsoon, Top Shop, Jones, Zara, and more

You will find large Sainsbury’s “Market at Pimlico” within easy walking and carrying distance (also large car park below the market) on Wilton Road.

On Warwick Way, Tachbrook Street, Lupus Street and Rochester Row there are specialist bakeries, butchers, and delicatessen of several nationalities, including Rippon cheese stores in Upper Tachbrook Street with hundreds of cheeses at the peak of readiness, and many more food shops again just on the other side of Victoria Station in Elizabeth Street and Ebury Street, Belgravia, there is also a farmers market at the top of Ebury Street which compliments Tachbrook Street market very well.

Pimlico Road SW1, which links Pimlico with Chelsea, has been nicknamed the new King’s Road, after its chic shops, antique dealers and lively bars and pubs.

Pimlico is quiet at night, and extremely quiet on Sundays and Bank Holidays there is a regular presence of neighbourhood police on foot patrols (Scotland Yard is just down Victoria Street), and good local services, in our minds our neighbour hood is a great collection of 3 or so villages and a great place to live with quality shops, lively cafés and restaurants, a roof garden with a restaurant and an art gallery in Cardinal Place.

Therefore, in wrapping up we think that Pimlico is one of the best places to live in London.

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