Pimlico is magical. A beautiful pocket in the heart of Central London, yet with the feel and friendliness of a village.
This SW1 location is within the City of Westminster, forming a southern extension to the area of Belgravia. With Westminster Abbey for a parish Church and Tate Britain your local museum, it could hardly be more central. Pimlico property is known for its grand Regency architecture and garden squares, but with a lower price tag than Belgravia, the area is accessible to more people.
The property in Pimlico is characterised by Georgian and Victorian terraced houses which have been converted into smaller houses and apartments, as well as purpose built mansion houses which also have been divided into apartments and studio flats.
Pimlico is currently undergoing a steady process of high end regeneration with some of the finest riverside properties in London being built there. This investment has meant that Pimlico has become one of the best places to live in London: it is close to the shopping areas offered in Belgravia and Chelsea and just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament. There are also plans to build a footbridge between Pimlico and the massive redevelopment of the former Battersea Power station.
If looking for tips on where to buy in Pimlico, our estate agents advise that the larger properties are found on Eccleston Square, St George's Square and Warwick Square, as well as on the main roads that cut through the area. Here you will find imposing white stucco terraces, characteristic of Pimlico properties.
Pimlico is also home to the pre-war Dolphin Square development and the pioneering Churchill Gardens and Lillington Gardens estates, now conservation areas in their own right. With over 350 Grade II listed buildings and several Grade II listed churches, walking around Pimlico you will discover a wide range of well preserved traditional architecture highlighting the developments of the area.
Pimlico Buyers and Residents
The residents of Pimlico property are now quite varied, including first-time buyers who gained parental assistance, professional couples and families drawn by the garden squares. It is popular with wealthy professionals and international buyers looking for investment properties which they can offer as rental property in central London.
Top 5 Reasons to Live in Pimlico
- All the style of Belgravia at a more affordable price
- Offers a small village feel, particularly in the squares
- Outstanding schools to choose from
- Pimlico Road offers boutiques, restaurants and bars, and is now a competitor of the King's Road in Chelsea
- No congestion charges in Pimlico, and you also have excellent access to public transport