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Victoria Estate Agents Property Guide

There are exciting plans for the property market in Victoria. This much maligned, former business-only, suit-and-tie part of London, has been enjoying something of a makeover.

City development plans are creating well-balanced central London districts with a good mix of shops, businesses and homes, and new inner-city villages are emerging in Victoria.

Part of London's inner city and the administrative base for Westminster City Council, the area is surrounded by Bressenden Place, Buckingham Palace Road, Eccleston Street, Grosvenor Gardens and Wilton Road.

Although the district is predominantly made up of offices, shops and social housing, there are many more opportunities to buy or rent private residential homes in the area.

Victoria Property

Although terraced properties, mews houses and semi-detached homes are available, Victoria estate agents will advise, that the main market in this area is for flats and apartments. Redevelopments, such as that of the former Royal Mail sorting office, have increased the residential space available in the district and have helped to make this a more attractive area to live. You'll certainly get more for your money when buying a property in Victoria than you would in nearby Pimlico and Belgravia, and are just as close to all the action.

In 2002, Land Securities devised a masterplan for Victoria Street - a £2.2 billion project to rid the highstreet of grey-slab office blocks and bring in homes, soft landscaping, open courtyards, squares and passageways. Up to 800 new homes on long leases will be built by the time the regeneration is complete in 2019.

Nova, a complex of 205 apartments will be built between Victoria station and Buckingham Palace, close to the Royal Parks. With glass-clad Cardinal Place, the first phase, established as a new shopping destination, Land Securities has switched its focus to a cluster of buildings forming a 5.5-acre island site amid the Victoria traffic swirl.

Victoria Buyers and Residents

Property in Victoria is popular with younger buyers taking their first steps on the property ladder, but, with ambitious development plans taking shape, Victoria is ideally placed for those looking to make an investment, with huge potential for prices to rise as the area grows in popularity.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Victoria
  1. With massive investment in the area Victoria is fast becoming a trendy place to live
  2. Victoria properties come with an affordable price tag
  3. You are close to some of London's top attractions and entertainment venues
  4. You are ideally located for the tube and Victoria Station
  5. There is plenty of green space nearby to escape the hustle and bustle of city living
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  • Victoria Local Events

    Local theatres, art galleries, parks, street markets and leisure centres provide the residents of houses in Victoria with a range of entertainment and sports options. Read More.

    Theatre buffs will love the top notch musicals screening at Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. If art is your thing, the Queen’s Gallery, with its world-class armoury, ancient manuscripts and elegant furniture is the place to go.

    A few minutes from well appointed Victoria properties is Strutton Street Market, an ideal place to shop for your groceries or buy a hot meal. For superb street food, try the Food Market held in Cardinal Place every Thursday afternoon.

    The Queen Mother Sports Centre has outstanding gym and pool facilities as well as group exercise classes. For outdoor sports, drop by Hyde Park for horse riding or cycling and St. James’s Park for a morning run.

  • Victoria Squares and Parks

    Victoria’s strategic location, good transport links and proximity to three of London’s Royal Parks, has propelled newly converted Victoria properties into the limelight as hot properties with excellent value for money

    Spend time relaxing or sunbathing on the grassy lawns in Green Park; indulge in a peaceful stroll along the wide paths, shaded by mature London Plane trees.

    From the stunning Blue Bridge in St. James’ Park you can enjoy a panoramic view of Buckingham Palace. The Queen Victoria Memorial and bronze statue of Captain Cook are also worth visiting.

    Close by is Hyde Park, home to the serene Serpentine Lake, perfect for a spot of boating. Popular with cycling enthusiasts, this beautiful London park has several well-known attractions including the famous Bandstand (one of the oldest in Britain), the Queen Caroline Memorial and the beautiful Diana Memorial Fountain.

  • Going out in Victoria

    With plenty of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops located in and around the district, residents of the properties in Victoria have many eating and drinking options to choose from.

    For award-winning British food, reserve a table at the Michelin starred Dining Room in The Goring. Try the Maverick on Buckingham Palace Road for tasty pizza and Tomtom Coffee House on Ebury Street for artisan coffee.

    At the Jugged Hare, order a slice of luscious pie to go along with your cask ale. Drop into Tiles on Buckingham Palace Road for delicious wine and The Albert on Victoria Street for beer and mouth-watering roast on Sundays.

    When it comes to shopping, residents of the Victoria properties have Cardinal Place on Palace Street, department stores on their doorstep and Oxford Street and Bond Street, two of London’s most fashionable shopping areas close by.

  • Victoria Attractions

    Among the numerous attractions located a stone’s throw from properties in Victoria are Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Little Ben and the 18th century St. James the Less church.

    In Westminster Cathedral you will find striking Byzantine mosaics, friezes of the fourteen stations of the cross and the beautifully restored Grand Organ. For a sweeping view of London, head to the viewing gallery in the Bell Tower.

    For a peek behind the scenes and into the home and gardens of the reigning monarch, Buckingham Palace is worth a visit, with its magnificent State Rooms (paintings by Old Masters, carpets and candelabra are superb), Grand Staircase, majestic Throne Room and vast landscaped gardens.

    Little Ben, a cast iron miniature located near Victoria Station is worth pausing at, as is St James the Less, a Gothic church, known for its stained glass windows and stunning Venetian glass mosaic above the chancel arch.

  • Victoria Transport

    There are, of course, excellent transport links, as Victoria Estate agents will confirm; Victoria is on the Circle, District and Victoria Lines. The station also allows easy access to other parts of the Southeast, including Brighton, Canterbury and Gatwick Airport via the Gatwick Express. You are well placed to catch a local bus from Victoria, while the coach station serves destinations all over the UK.

  • Victoria Historical Facts

    In preparation for Hyde Park's Great Exhibition, Victoria Street was constructed to aid the flow of traffic in 1851, and at the same time was to accommodate occupants from the slums.

    It was named after the then queen and grew in size once the station was opened in Victoria a decade later. After the station, one of Victoria's most famous landmarks is its cathedral. Westminster Cathedral was built in a Byzantine style in 1903 on land that was previously the Tothill Fields Prison.

    Between the 1600s and 1959 a brewery operated on the site opposite what is now Westminster Cathedral. It started off as a small brewery attached to St James's Palace, which expanded to form Stag Brewery, and was later bought by Watney and Co. The brewery has since been demolished, but its lodgings are now a hostel.

    Other landmarks of note are the Victoria Palace Theatre, the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Little Ben and the House of Fraser store.

Living in victoria

Goldsmiths
09 / 03 / 2016

Goldsmiths at 90, Victoria Street is a spacious chain store retailing a wide selection of jewellery pieces and designer watches. From its humble beginnings in Newcastle, this quality jeweller has rapidly expanded to become a leading distributor for... Read More

Queen’s Gallery in Victoria, London SW1A
22 / 01 / 2016

The presence of parks and attractions like the Queen’s Gallery within walking distance of the smart residences, award-winning restaurants and a lively theatre scene makes Victoria a popular choice for buyers looking for a traditional or... Read More

Kensington Palace in Victoria, London W8
30 / 12 / 2015

With its Michelin-starred restaurants, theatres, proximity to historic buildings like Kensington Palace and choice of traditional or new build properties, Victoria is increasingly sought-after by buyers searching for upmarket Central London... Read More

Festival of Ukrainian Culture, St James Theatre, 12 Palace St, Victoria, London SW1E 5JA
17 / 09 / 2015

The St James Theatre is actually two separate theatres (one with 350 seats and another with 100 seats) which regularly host unique and humorous theatrical events. This September Kiev’s National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama ‘Lesya Ukrainka’... Read More

Lime Orange on 312 Vauxhall Bridge Road in Victoria, London SW1V 1AA
31 / 07 / 2015

Lime Orange is a Korean restaurant, serving a host of traditional Korean favourites, with a Japanese inspired fusion twist, like udon and teriyaki. The food here is always fresh and presented to the highest possible quality, while the prices are... Read More

LOLA’s Cupcakes, Victoria Place,115 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SJ
02 / 07 / 2015

Considered by the majority of their patrons to be the finest cupcakes available in London, LOLA’s Cupcakes is a unique bakery concept that offers a huge variation of delicious hand crafted and hand decorated cupcakes. Read More

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