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Pimlico Estate Agents Property Guide

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.

Pimlico Property

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
  1. All the style of Belgravia at a more affordable price
  2. Offers a small village feel, particularly in the squares
  3. Outstanding schools to choose from
  4. Pimlico Road offers boutiques, restaurants and bars, and is now a competitor of the King's Road in Chelsea
  5. No congestion charges in Pimlico, and you also have excellent access to public transport
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  • Pimlico Squares and Parks

    This beautiful area in Central London, with its leafy squares, famous gardens within walking distance and luxurious Pimlico properties is an ideal place to live.

    The Squares and streets were designed as Italianate stucco terraces, many of which have a ‘Pimlico porch’ (Doric portico with balcony over).

    The streets are broad and the squares provide contrasting greenery to the elegant and formal frontages.

    At St George’s Square Gardens, relax on well-manicured lawns, admire the ornamental fountain surrounded by roses and walk along the wide paths lined with flower beds. Warwick Square and Eccleston Square, both private garden squares surrounded by the grandeur of premier Pimlico properties are well-known for their superbly maintained gardens, filled with trees and flowers.

    A few minutes from the elegant Pimlico properties are three spectacular Royal Parks (St James’s Park, Hyde Park and Green Park), where you can enjoy leisurely strolls in acres of greenery, have a picnic on the groomed lawns or indulge in a spot of sunbathing. Enjoy a riverside walk along the Thames, a stone’s throw from Pimlico properties.

  • Pimlico Going Out

    With a number of eateries, pubs and retail outlets amidst elegant Pimlico properties, the residents have plenty of eating, drinking and shopping options to choose from.

    Try Grumbles on Churton Street for bistro food and The Regency café on Regency Street for Eggs Benedict. For a sumptuous meal drop in at Escoffier Rooms, Vincent Square.

    Quartiers at Warwick Way bakes artisan bread and Cafe Mignon sells luscious croissants and coffee.

    Step into The Queen’s Arms for cold beer and scrumptious food. Enjoy a craft beer at Cask Pub and Kitchen on Charlwood Street and pause at the Marquis of Westminster for English ales. No. 11, Pimlico Road, is the place to head for a succulent Sunday brunch.

    To shop, stop by Artillery Place, where boutiques, shops and a daily market vie for space. Visit Victoria Street and the shopping centre at Cardinal Place for high street brands.

  • Pimlico Attractions

    Among the many attractions which make living in one of the stylish Pimlico properties highly desirable are Tate Britain, St. Barnabas Church, Westminster Cathedral and the London Eye.

    At Tate Britain, an art gallery housing the largest British art collection in the world, spend time admiring the impressive Turner collection, Elizabethan works, masterpieces by Gainsborough and paintings by contemporary artists.

    Steeped in history, the 19th century St. Barnabas Church has exquisite ceilings, an impressive shrine, eye-catching stained glass windows and a richly decorated chancel.

    The peaceful Westminster cathedral on St. Francis Street with its marble baldacchino, mosaics, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and magnificent Lady Chapel is worth visiting.

    For a 360 degree view of London, ride on the world-famous London Eye. Interactive guides in each capsule and the London Eye 4D Experience with multi-sensory special effects bring London and its iconic landmarks to life in vivid style.

  • Pimlico Local Events

    An outstanding farmers’ market, the Queen Mother Sports Centre and fine theatres, ensure that the residents of the upmarket Pimlico properties have numerous opportunities to mingle with other locals, enjoy first-rate theatre and work out.

    On Saturday morning, visit the Farmers’ Market in Orange Square,

    where you can amble around the stalls chock full of fresh produce. Purchase the award-winning sausages from Ambrose Sausages and some of the unusual herbs from Roz Corum. If you feel thirsty, buy one of Chegworth Valley’s delicious fruit juices.

    To workout, visit The Queen Mother Sports Centre, known for its well-equipped gym and swimming pool. The racquet sports and exercise classes offered here are worth trying.

    For an evening of theatre, walk to Victoria Palace Theatre, a West End theatre screening musicals. Visit Apollo Victoria Theatre for comedies and book jazz performance tickets at St. James Theatre.

    For more information on property to buy or rent in Pimlico, please contact CWHR Pimlico estate agents.

  • Pimlico Transport

    Living in Pimlico, you are well connected…..walk to Soho in 20 minutes. Victoria station, the Victoria line at Pimlico and Victoria; the Circle and District lines at Victoria, and buses galore.

    As Pimlico estate agents will tell you, the mainline National Rail station at Victoria serves a good proportion of south east England, and Gatwick Airport is just a 15 minute train journey away.

  • Pimlico Historical Facts
    • The area of Pimlico was once marshland and came into the hands of the Grosvenor family in 1677, when the heiress of the land, Mary Davies, married Sir Thomas Grosvenor. However, significant development didn't occur till the 19th century, when grids of fine terraced properties were erected, leading to an influx of wealthy residents.
    • A second wave of property growth took place in the 1930s, creating Dolphin Square with its 1250 apartments.
    • The area suffered some bomb damage during World War II, with redevelopment of areas such as Churchill Gardens and Lillington Gardens in the 1950s for hotels and other commercial uses.
    • Further regeneration of Pimlico property has taken place since it was designated a conservation area in 1968, with modern redevelopment of small hotels into luxurious houses and flats.

Living in pimlico

Rippon Cheese store
09 / 03 / 2016

Stucco terraces with the ‘Pimlico porch’, well-kept gardens and specialist stores like Rippon Cheese are just a few of the reasons why buyers looking for elegant houses scour this Central London neighbourhood. Read More

St. Saviour’s church in Pimlico, London SW1V
11 / 02 / 2016

Leafy garden squares, white stucco terraces with the ‘Pimlico porch’, excellent schools and transport links, a vibrant theatre scene and three Royal Parks a stone’s throw away, plus a sense of community, make it easy to see why Pimlico properties... Read More

St. Gabriel’s church in Pimlico, London SW1V
13 / 01 / 2016

Pimlico, with its broad leafy streets lined with white stucco terraces, elegant pubs and ornate churches like St. Gabriel’s church, is favoured by buyers looking for smart Central London properties, with a village feel. The presence of three Royal... Read More

Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market in Pimlico, London SW1W
30 / 12 / 2015

Known for its elegant Regency residences, garden squares, world-famous attractions and upmarket dining outlets, Pimlico ranks high on the list of buyers looking for a luxurious property in Central London. An added attraction is the variety of local... Read More

Grumbles, 35 Churton Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 2LT
17 / 09 / 2015

Grumblesis one of the longest standing restaurants in Pimlico. Their strap line says it all: ‘In 1964 we started serving good bistro food at friendly prices and we are still doing so nearly half a century later.’ Read More

Biggest Blanket Company on 45 Pimlico Road in Pimlico, London, SW1W 8NE
30 / 07 / 2015

The Biggest Blanket Company is a wonderful store, specialising in selling luxury blankets and throws. No matter what shape or size you’re looking for, you’ll certainly find it in this luxurious store. Read More

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