About the Area
Victoria is a district in the City of Westminster in Central London, which encompasses Wilton Road, Victoria Street, Buckingham Palace Road, Vauxhall Bridge Road, and Grosvenor Gardens. Queen Victoria is the area's namesake, whose reign lasted for 63 years. There are many buildings and monuments that are dedicated to both Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum. Victoria has a reputation as being central London's busiest transportation hub, making it an excellent location for businesses. Commuters and visitors to London alike can travel to and from the area with relative ease. There are plenty of hotels and other accommodations in the vicinity, from high-end luxury hotels to options for the budget traveller. Victoria is home to the Cardinal Place Development, a striking 10-storey glass and steel retail and office complex. You'll find Westminster City Hall, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills building, the headquarters of Transport for London and New Scotland Yard all within this region. In addition to the modern commercial centres in this area, there are also offices in some of the historic buildings in the region, such as Spencer House, the ancestral home of Princess Diana. Given the neighbourhood's excellent transportation links and the already well-established business community, the area is considered to have great potential for commercial and residential growth.
Places Of Interest
Since Victoria is a major commercial centre in London, it is no surprise that it is home to a wide variety of local amenities. You can find an extensive selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, leisure facilities and theatres all within walking distance of Victoria Station. Victoria Place and Cardinal Place shopping centres both offer an excellent assortment of bars, shops and restaurants to choose from. There are plenty of options for a quick coffee break or lunch meeting. For business travellers, there are ample accommodation choices and areas to explore in between meetings. You will find some of London's most infamous, historic buildings within walking distance, such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. For a leisurely lunch-hour stroll, you can wander through the breathtaking Royal Parks, the gardens that connect to the Palace.
As London's transportation hub, there are many transport links conveniently located in this neighbourhood. In addition to being a central London railway station, Victoria station is also a London Underground station. Victoria is also home to Terminus Place and Victoria Coach Station; Terminus Place is a major centre for bus and taxi services, and Victoria Coach Station provides coach service for long-haul trips to other British and European destinations. The Gatwick Express train to Gatwick Airport also runs from London Victoria Station, and the Heathrow Express train can also be easily accessed at the nearby Paddington station. This region also provides easy access to major motorways should you be travelling by car. In addition to Victoria Station, there are also a number of other stations within walking distance, such as Charing Cross Station and St. James Park Tube Station.