One of London’s lesser known districts, Pimlico is however one of the capital’s most central areas and ripe for exploration on your next trip.
Just take a walk through Pimlico to enjoy some of the finest Regency architecture in the city or use it as a starting point to reach many great London sights, there’s so much to see and experience in Pimlico!
Here’s a neighbourhood guide to the area so that you can make the most of your visit to Pimlico the next time you stay at the Park Grand London Kensington.
A walk through Pimlico
Anyone with an interest in design and architecture can’t help but be impressed at the vast number of Regency buildings that line the leafy streets of the area.
Nestled between more modern structures, see if you can spot some of the grand mid-19th century white stucco houses with the classical columns that the area has become renowned for.
You’ll find that this neighbourhood has a slower, more laid-back feel than the rest of London as it is mainly a residential district, so take your time travelling through the beautiful streets and enjoy the relative calm that Pimlico has to offer before moving on to your next destination.
Attractions near Pimlico
There are so many great attractions near Pimlico that are literally a five-minute walk away. Art lovers can take a leisurely stroll to the Tate Britain to view some of the world’s most famous works of art from bygone eras or pass through trendy Sloane Square with its sleek bars, high-end shops and astronomical house prices.
Those wanting to take a peek into the lives of the royal family can also reach Buckingham Palace on foot from Pimlico, so it really is a great base to start your day of exploration around London from the Park Grand London Kensington.
If you’re feeling energetic or just want to burn off some of the big breakfast you’ve already enjoyed at the Park Grand London Kensington, then Trafalgar Square with its huge statues is just a thirty-minute walk away from Pimlico. Or, you can escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life and retreat to the beautifully maintained St. James Park which is a serene attraction near Pimlico that’s great for a little time away from the crowds.
Pimlico is also located next door to Westminster Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament are nearby for tours and photo opportunities, so it’s a great place to start if you want to pack as much into your day of sightseeing as you possibly can.
How to get to Pimlico from the Park Grand London Kensington
Reaching Pimlico from the Park Grand London Kensington couldn’t be easier. Simply head to the High Street Kensington Tube station and take the Circle line. It leaves every ten minutes from the station. It is then a ten minute journey to the Pimlico stop.