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Pimlico, London

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Pimlico is a small area within central London in the City of Westminster. Like Belgravia, to which it was built as a southern extension, Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture.
The area is separated from Belgravia to the north by Victoria Railway Station, and bounded by the River Thames to the south, Vauxhall Bridge Road to the east and the former Grosvenor Canal to the west.
At Pimlico's heart is a grid of residential streets laid down by the planner Thomas Cubitt beginning in 1825, and now protected as the Pimlico Conservation Area. Pimlico is also home to the pre-World War II Dolphin Square development and the pioneering Churchill Gardens and Lillington and Longmoore Gardens estates, now designated conservation areas in their own right. The area has over 350 Grade II listed buildings and several Grade II* listed churches.
Notable residents have included politician Winston Churchill, designer Laura Ashley, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, actor Laurence Olivier, illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley, first Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta the inventor of lawn tennis, Major Walter Wingfield and World Record holding Pilot Sheila Scott.
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  • We stayed at the Dover Hotel and so I walked around Pimlico a bit. Nice place for walking. Not too busy if you avoid the main streets. I visited two churches. Lots to attract your attention if you're ...  more »
  • We have never stayed in this neighborhood before but it won't be the last one for it's a nice quiet neighborhood. There could be more/better restaurants, but you can take bus 24 3 stops so it overpasses with restaurants. We used a lot all the buses but there is also the Victoria Line on Pimlico underground!
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