The Top 5 Attractions Near Pimlico


As a tourist, Pimlico is one of the best areas of London to visit. It’s an upscale residential area that’s packed with stunning architecture and some of the best-known landmarks in the capital. You can find a mixture of visitors and locals alike around the leading attractions and stylish bars, giving it a vibrant atmosphere.

If you’re staying at one of the hotels near Earl’s Court tube station, you’re well connected to make visiting Pimlico easy. The District line takes you right into the heart of the busy London area, so you’ll be ready to explore quickly. If you’re planning to head into Pimlico, make sure these five attractions are on your list.

  1. Big Ben

As the iconic clock in London, Big Ben should be on the itinerary of every tourist in the capital. Built at the north end of Westminster Palace, the tower was completed in 1859 and was renamed in 2012 to Elizabeth Tower to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It still has its original Victorian mechanism in place and has become one of the most recognised symbols of the UK and democracy.

    1. Buckingham Palace

Just a short journey from Park Grand Kensington London, you can find one of the most famous royal residences in the world. It’s the centre of state occasions and the grand building continues to impress guests to the UK. The palace boasts an impressive 775 rooms and while the state rooms are usually off limits to the public, if you’re visiting during August and September you can book to venture inside.

  1. Churchill War Rooms

If you want to catch a glimpse of wartime Britain, the Churchill War Rooms are an essential stop. The historic underground complex is a maze of tunnels and rooms that acted as the British government command centre during World War II. You’ll be taken on a journey to discover the lives of those that lived and worked in the bunker during the war years, as well as discovering more about Winston Churchill.

    1. Tate Gallery

If you love art, Tate Britain is a must visit. It’s one of four art museums that make up the Tate network and houses a significant art collection dating back to the Tudor times. Among the permanent collection is a substantial number of works completed by J M W Turner. From hotels near Earl’s Court tube station, the Tate Gallery can be a little trickier to get to, as you’ll need to swap tube lines. But it’s a great opportunity to either get to grips with the famous Underground or explore as you walk from other Pimlico sights.

    1. Tower Bridge

Yet another icon in Pimlico is Tower Bridge. Its silhouette has become synonymous with London and it’s become a must-see landmark. The suspension bridge, built in the late 1800s, now houses an exhibition too. You can explore the structure and spectacular views it offers, walk the glass floor, and take in the Victorian Engine Rooms. Vessels must register when they need the bridge to lift, so you can plan your trip around the times if it’s something you want to witness for yourself.