Local Insight & Information
Victoria is an area steeped in landmarks and iconic London structures, named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901) who reigned for 63 years. There are some phenomenal sights in the area and the architecture is a wonderful mix of old and new in this ever popular location. Famous hotels and Michelin starred restaurants go hand in hand with well-loved chains, and an abundance of tourists walk alongside business men and women through Victoria’s streets. This location is also home to one of the city’s busiest transport hubs, Victoria Station which links to both Gatwick airport and a range of Ferry ports.
Many famous faces have frequented this area of London, being the ideal destination, full of landmarks and synonymous with the monarchy, for the setting of many films. A favourite hotel of a few celebrities in this area is that of The Gorning. This quintessentially British establishment is the only surviving family owned hotel in London and is a genuine article. The place is beautifully unique and provides exceptional service with a side of wonder. Sitting just a stone’s throw away from the royal walls of Buckingham palace this hotel sits in the heart of the action providing a genuine British experience inclusive of award winning afternoon tea and Michelin starred restaurant The Dining Room. The surroundings of this space are also just as beautiful as it’s interiors with the lavish bar and veranda looking out over the exquisite Goring Gardens.
Talking of Michelin Star restaurants Quilon Victoria is an elegant and discrete eatery serving impeccably refined South Indian cuisine, specialising in tangy seafood. The natural interiors inclusive of wicker backed chairs and colour pallets of gentle natural tones add to the relaxed atmosphere of the space, popular with both business diners and those hosting social events. Always fresh and innovative the Quilon chefs experiment with a mixture of modern and traditional tastes in order to bring something new to their diners and as a perfect accompaniment to the meals, there is an award winning wine list to sample.
Key Transport Links
With one of the busiest stations in London sitting within the Victoria locality, the area is easily accessible and buzzing with life. Dissimilar from many forms of transport and the usual dull journeys that we’re all used to, Victoria Station offers a unique way to travel in the form of The Belmond British Pullman. The service offers the ultimate luxury experience with gourmet dining and the finest wines and champagnes are a highlight of every trip. With delights on board such as Murder Mystery lunches the train promises to create unforgettable memories. Victoria station also provides links to bus services and a variety of train providers and tube lines operate from this station including the Gatwick Express, Southern and Southeastern trains and the Thameslink as well as services on the Circle, District and Victoria lines. These exceptional transport experiences make any office to rent in Victoria unique and convenient.
More on Location
One of the newer developments nearby any of the Victoria offices is that of the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre which was erected in 2006. Comprising of a range of shopping destinations including fashion, health and beauty, shoe and accessories as well as lifestyle stores there is something to please all requirements whilst the many restaurants and cafes cater for a variety of pallets. The rooftop gardens are also open to the public providing a relaxing and comfortable environment seven days a week. The gardens are the ideal place to enjoy an al fresco lunch or just sit back and enjoy a spot of sun; Cardinal Place also holds a variety of seasonal events on the rooftop throughout the year including free Wimbledon screenings and the infamous Great British Summer.