What and where is Pimlico?
Luring families and professionals alike, Pimlico is a great place to live, work and play.
With plenty of quirky cafes and shops, and lovely open spaces for escaping the hustle and bustle of inner city life, it’s no surprise that this small residential area nestled north of the River Thames is highly desirable.
With its close proximity to the many sights and sounds of central London, Pimlico is an endearingly leafy pocket of London, home to a range of different properties, from grand white stucco houses to more affordable right-to-buy flats that are popular with city professionals.
Family friendly and home to some beautiful architecture, there are plenty of reasons to set up home in the area. As well as being well-connected to central London, if you choose to live in Pimlico, you’ll certainly be in good company. The area has been home to lots of famous faces through the years, including Laura Ashley and Joseph Conrad to name just two.
Average house prices in Pimlico
The average property price in Pimlico varies significantly depending on the type of property you’re looking at. With an overall average price of £1,092,716, the vast majority of the area’s property sales come from flats, which sell for an average of £952,331.
Terraced properties in the area sell for an average of £2,500,000 and semi-detached properties come in at £820,000.
As the area is highly desirable, properties don’t tend to stay on the market for long.
Living in Pimlico
With plenty of parks and gardens to unwind in, good schools and lots of things to do and see, Pimlico is considered to be a safe and secure part of London, which is why families flock to the area.
Whether you spend your days hanging out at The Vintage Regency Café, which is renowned for its mouth-watering egg and chips, or wander through the area’s quiet streets taking in over 350 Grade II listed buildings, including several heritage-listed churches, you’ll never get bored of the area’s many restaurants, attractions, sights and sounds.
Another iconic part of Pimlico’s varied landscape is the Tachbrook Street Market, home to a great range of stalls selling arts and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, dairy and other freshly made food. Open Monday to Saturday, there’s nothing better than visiting the market to grab some fresh food on a sunny summer’s day and heading to one of Pimlico’s green spaces or down to the riverside for a picnic lunch.
The Apollo Victoria is also in Pimlico. One of London’s biggest and most famous live theatre venues, it hosts some of the theatre world’s most iconic productions, including Wicked.
Transport links in Pimlico
Situated in the City of Westminster, Pimlico has lots of reliable and accessible transport links that will take you to other parts of the city, quickly and easily.
Home to Pimlico tube station on the Victoria Line, as well as Victoria station on the Victoria, District and Circle lines, the area is also well served by a number of bus routes, including the numbers 2, 24, 360 and 87.
If you’re looking to add an exciting dimension to your morning commute or a day in the city, you can also take a riverboat from Millbank Millennium Pier and head towards Waterloo and Southwark.
Schools in Pimlico
Pimlico is extremely popular with families. This is mainly down to the many outstanding schools and education establishments dotted throughout the area. Popular primary schools include Westminster Cathedral RC, Burdett-Coutts and Townshend CofE and St Vincent de Paul RC and St Matthew’s. Popular secondary schools include Pimlico Academy and The Grey Coat Hospital.
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