things to do in London Victoria

Say 'hi' to Victoria!

Lights, camera, action! It's time to discover Victoria, London - your starring role in the capital's finest adventure. Forget mundane, stuffy travel guides. Lucky you! This neighbourhood is citizenM London Victoria's homebase, so we're going to give you the real deal. Ready? Let's dive into the best things to do in London Victoria.

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location, location, location!

Welcome to Victoria, right smack-bang in the heart of London. If you've just hopped off a plane or train, get ready to explore this sleepless city. Think of Victoria as London's beating heart, connecting you to all the city's corners and even beyond.

With Victoria Train Station and Victoria Coach Station on your doorstep, you've got your pick of the transport lot. Whether you've zoomed in from Gatwick or Heathrow airport, you're just a hop away from Victoria's centre.

And hey, London's not the only city on your map. With Victoria's superb links, the whole of the UK is your oyster! Train or bus, north or south, city or country - the choice is yours.

Tube? Black cab? Rental bike? Heck, unicycle if you fancy it! Starting your adventure from Victoria means the whole world (well, London and the UK) is waiting for you to dive right in. So go on, lace up your adventure boots and get ready to kickstart your journey!

brunch spots

Hungry? Victoria's food scene is like a big, delicious picnic. Begin your day with breakfast or brunch at Giraffe Victoria – it's as fun as it sounds. They whip up pancakes that are fluffier than a cloud and tastier than a Sunday roast!

When your tummy starts rumbling again the next day, it's time for the main event. Slip into your brunch boots and sashay over to The Ivy Victoria. This place isn't just luxe, it's "we've-rolled-out-the-red-carpet-for-your-appetite" luxe. Eggs Benedict so fancy you'll want to put a tiara on them. Lobster linguine that's straight-up catwalk worthy. In Victoria, it's not just about eating – it's about dining like a rockstar

Saatchi Gallery

Art lovers, this is your spot. Meet Saatchi Gallery, the rebel of the art world, always ready to showcase something bold and beautiful. It's got a knack for spotting future art stars before they hit the big time. In 2019, it switched things up, becoming a charity and starting a whole new fun chapter in its art-filled adventure. It's just one metro-stop from citizenM London Victoria hotel and worth every penny.

explore Westminster

Pop over to Westminster for a taste of history and culture like no other. Just a stone's throw from Victoria, you'll discover timeless treasures such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the iconic Palace of Westminster. Don't forget to be polite and wave to Buckingham Palace while you're in the neighborhood! The scenic River Thames and the majestic London Eye are also nearby, adding a splash of sparkle to your visit. And if you're up for a short stroll, Westminster Cathedral, the largest Catholic church in the UK with its stunning neo-Byzantine design, is waiting to be explored, and it won't cost you a penny to visit! This historic area has it all, so strap on your explorer hat and make some room in your phone storage. You might even recognize Westminster Cathedral from movies like "Elizabeth The Golden Age.

relax at St. James Park

This cheeky little spot in London is a treasure trove of surprises. Nestled right near Buckingham Palace, it's like a neighbor who knows all the royal gossip but won't spill the tea. Lush greenery, graceful swans, and tourists armed with selfie sticks: it's a quintessential London scene, with a twist of regal charm.

But it's not just the wildlife that steals the show. St James's Park Victoria is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a romantic picnic. Grab a blanket, some finger sandwiches, and a bottle of bubbly. It's hard not to feel like a member of the royal family while sipping champagne and nibbling on cucumber sandwiches. Pinkies up, folks!

unwind at Eccleston Yards

Away from the crowds, Eccleston Yards is an oasis of calm. Here, shopping isn't just retail therapy, it's a wellness experience. Stretch it out in a yoga class, have a fancy lunch or nab the perfect bargain at the London Designer Outlet.

dine in style

Right in the heart of London's Victoria, you've got the Market Hall, an old theatre turned foodie haven that's ready to whisk your taste buds on a delightful journey. Whether you're up for some cheeky tacos that'll add a fiesta to your day or craving fancy artisan coffee that's practically a work of art in a cup, this place has it all. And for the ultimate foodie experience, don't forget to explore The Rooftop because who wouldn't want to pair their drink with a skyline view? On the other hand, the Nova Building, it's sleek, shiny and downright show-offy! Full of swanky apartments, plush offices and shops that'll make your wallet weep.

So, if you're up for a bit of a splurge or simply in the mood for a scrumptious treat, Victoria's where you want to be – where even your culinary dreams come true!

London's musical hub

London's vibrant Victoria district isn't just about bustling streets and iconic landmarks; it's also a hotspot for dazzling musical theatre. Dive into the world of captivating performances and toe-tapping tunes right in the heart of the city. From the timeless classics to the latest hits, there's a show for every taste and mood. So, whether you're belting out show tunes or tapping along in your seat, get ready for a memorable night out in London's Victoria, where the stage comes alive with the magic of musicals.

Victoria after dark

When the sun goes down, Victoria heats up. Fancy trying your luck? Head to the casino. Movie buff? Grab some popcorn and sink into a plush cinema seat at Curzon cinema. But if you're a drama king or queen, the theatre scene here is a whole other level of fantastic. Not only can you lap up the talent at the Apollo Theatre, but you've also got the Victoria Palace Theatre knocking it out of the park with top-notch shows like "Hamilton". Swing by Westminster and you'll find the Palace Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre dishing up everything from tutu-twirling ballet to spine-tingling opera. Get ready to ooh, aah and maybe even shed a tear or two – the night is young and full of theatrics.

day trips from London Victoria

Got a day to spare? Grab your coat and your sense of adventure. Just hop on a train from Victoria Station and you can find yourself cheering at a match at Wembley Stadium, snapping pictures at Mayfield Lavender Farm, or exploring the ancient halls of Hampton Court Palace.

Fancy a day by the sea? Brighton’s quirky lanes, Whitstable’s famous oysters, and Portsmouth and Southsea's maritime heritage are just a train ride away.

stay at citizenM London Victoria hotel

After a long journey, you'll want a place to kick back and relax. Enter citizenM: your ultra-modern, chic haven in the heart of the city. Think sleek design, 21st-century tech and a vibrant, sociable vibe that's as city-smart as you are. Time to get your comfy pants on!

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