Pimlico - London’s hidden gem

Walks, England, Greater London, City of Westminster

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  • Step 1: In the heart of London lies a hidden gem, a small but mighty neighbourhood that defies all expectations – Pimlico. It is known for its garden squares and distinctive Regency architecture.

  • Step 2: Looking around you realise pretty quickly that Pimlico is perhaps a little reminiscent of how it used to be, and more importantly, how things are getting back to…

  • Step 3: Although Pimlico was never actually a village, the precise word to describe it is ‘village-y’. There is the sense of ‘neighbourliness’, reinforced by a street market and family-run businesses

  • Start from Pimlico Station. It was a late addition to the Victoria line, not appearing in the original plans, and the last to open in 1972.

    Step 4: Start from Pimlico Station. It was a late addition to the Victoria line, not appearing in the original plans, and the last to open in 1972.

  • Ventilation Shaft by Eduardo Paolozzi - 1982 (Grade II listed). Converted into impressive art from a vent shaft for the car park below

    Step 5: Ventilation Shaft by Eduardo Paolozzi - 1982 (Grade II listed). Converted into impressive art from a vent shaft for the car park below

  • Blue Plaque: Major Walter Wingfield (1833 – 1912) - a Welsh inventor and a British Army officer who was one of the pioneers of lawn tennis

    Step 6: Blue Plaque: Major Walter Wingfield (1833 – 1912) - a Welsh inventor and a British Army officer who was one of the pioneers of lawn tennis

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