Grandeur, gravitas and a convenient central location have led to Pimlico being a desirable location to rent a property. Famous residents include Winston Churchill and neighbours include the Prime Minister and the Queen!
A stone’s throw from The Houses of Parliament, Pimlico has been traditionally associated with political activity. One of the area’s most famous residents, Winston Churchill, lived on Eccleston Square, and despite its significance, the area survived the war largely intact.
Pimlico sits on the northern edge of the River Thames in the lower part of Central London. Famous for its grid-like layout, grand garden squares and beautiful Regency architecture, Pimlico is a desirable place to live. The two main streets, Belgrave Road and St Georges Drive are lined with imposing stucco-fronted houses, with smaller houses in the same style making up a grid formation for the remaining area. Three iconic garden squares, Eccleston, Warwick and St George’s are highly sought after by those looking to rent in Pimlico. The conservation area known as “Pimlico Grid” contains more than 350 Grade II-listed buildings, adding to the sense of grandeur and gravitas that such a location naturally commands.
Pimlico also has a number of mansion blocks and serviced apartments which appeal to those looking for a safe haven in Central London. The close proximity to Westminster makes it popular with politicians and civil servants. Modern high rise buildings and new-build riverside apartments offer sweeping views across the London skyline, providing a popular alternative to the more traditional architecture.
The streetscape of Pimlico has changed beyond recognition over the past decade. The recent addition of pavement cafes, restaurants, smart shops and other amenities have added to the desirability and convenience of such a central location.
Neighbouring Westminster houses some of Britain’s most important buildings. It is home to both the Queen and Prime Minister – Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and Westminster Abbey are just a few of the internationally renowned buildings located here. With excellent transport links, an enviable central location and the River Thames on the doorstep, this historical part of the capital offers a unique London experience.
Top five features
1. Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
2. The residents-only garden squares of Pimlico and Westminster provide a peaceful and private outdoor space in which to enjoy the summer months
3. Green Park, 40 acres of mature trees and grassland next to Buckingham Palace, forms a peaceful triangle between Piccadilly and Constitution Hill
4. Culture: visit the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy, Tate Britain or the Cabinet War Rooms
5. Close to the West End. Bright lights, musicals, theatres, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping and the buzz of being in one of the world’s most famous capital cities.
Pimlico Underground Station is in Zone 1 on the Victoria Line.
Victoria Underground Station benefits from the Victoria, District and Circle Lines as well as National Rail services to London Victoria Station.
Westminster Underground Station in Zone 1 is served by the Circle, District and Jubilee lines.
Property in Westminster and Pimlico: average price per week
Studio: £250-£400 1 Bed: £350-£900 2 Bed: £450-£2000 3-4 Bed: £1000-£79500 4-5 Bed: £2000+