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See a theater production or visit London’s iconic royal residence in this bustling neighborhood.

Victoria, in the City of Westminster in central London, is an affluent area full of upscale restaurants and bars and wealthy residential areas. Walk through the neighborhood’s scenic parks and capture photos of Buckingham Palace, before a casual drink at one of the neighborhood’s cafés.

Relax with a picnic in St. James’ Park, one of London’s oldest and most beautiful parks. Walk around the lake and try to spot geese, swans, pelicans and other fowl. Appreciate the exquisite floral displays found throughout this scenic park and enjoy excellent views of the London Eye, St. James’s Palace and Westminster.

To the east of the park is the Horse Guards Parade, where the Trooping the Colour parade takes place annually to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. Once the site of jousting tournaments, the parade ground and its buildings were built in 1745. Explore the Household Cavalry Museum and the Guards Memorial.

Head to the western point of the park to see the world-famous Buckingham Palace. The enormous palace has 775 rooms and London’s largest private garden. Peruse the art exhibitions in the Queen’s Gallery, which is open to the public most of the year. Time your visit to see the palace’s renowned Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Attend a musical production at the Apollo Theatre, one of London’s largest theaters. Formerly a cinema, this art deco venue has put on such works as Wicked and Starlight Express. Nearby is the Victoria Palace Theatre, where Billy Elliot ran for many years. Look for a gilt statue of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova on top of the building.

Gaze up at the striking Westminster Cathedral, a stunning example of neo-Byzantine architecture. Admire its nave, which is made from green marble, as well as the Stations of the Cross stone bas-reliefs by Eric Gill. Ride the elevator to the top of its 273-foot (83-meter) high bell tower for wonderful views.

Victoria is located in central London. A commuter hub, Victoria is easily accessible by bus, coach, rail and the London Underground.

Experience the many cultural attractions of this small but lively district.

Top hotels in Victoria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
4 out of 5
54 Buckingham Gate, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£152
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Buckingham Palace, Victoria Palace Theatre, and Apollo Victoria Theatre. St. James ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,950 reviews)

"We had a lovely one night stay at St. James' Court this past weekend. The hotel was able to check us in upon arriving in London a few hours before check-in. They upgraded us to a beautiful King room and told us we were selected as their "Guest of the Day". The little extra touches and attention to ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
The Rubens At The Palace
The Rubens At The Palace
5 out of 5
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
£163
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Palace Theatre and Apollo Victoria Theatre. Buckingham Palace and St. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,783 reviews)

"Location and service are exceptional. A hidden gem for afternoon tea."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

The Rubens At The Palace
Amba Hotel Grosvenor
Amba Hotel Grosvenor
4 out of 5
101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
£137
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Buckingham Palace and Green Park ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,621 reviews)

"I liked that it was in close proximity to everything"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Amba Hotel Grosvenor
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
4 out of 5
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London, England
£112
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tate Britain and Houses of Parliament. Westminster Abbey and Big Ben are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,771 reviews)

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. We didn’t like the room cause it’s small. There’s barely any room in the bathroom to move around. The bed should be queen size but we don’t think it was."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
Best Western Victoria Palace
Best Western Victoria Palace
3 out of 5
60-64 Warwick Way, Victoria, London, England
£85
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Buckingham Palace and Westminster ...

3.8/5Good! (1,500 reviews)

"Excellent location...safe, close to transportation, quiet, corner store nearby open very late, friendly staff, good value for location."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Best Western Victoria Palace
Georgian House Hotel
Georgian House Hotel
4 out of 5
35 - 39 St George's Drive, London, England
£104
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,207 reviews)

"Overall very nice, perhaps bed bit small but loved the decor"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Georgian House Hotel

Popular things to do in Victoria

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(972 reviews)

Britain’s most famous home, the luxurious personal residence and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II, is open to all.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

4/5(1,032 reviews)

One of London’s most resounding landmarks is a treasured emblem of England.

Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey

4.5/5(356 reviews)

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St. James Park
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St. James Park

4.5/5(306 reviews)

The heart of ceremonial London, this Royal Park is the perfect location for an afternoon of pomp and pageantry, or an impromptu picnic on the grass.

Apollo Victoria Theatre
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Apollo Victoria Theatre

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Watch acclaimed performances of world-famous musicals at this art deco-style venue set in the heart of London’s animated theater district.

Houses of Parliament
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Houses of Parliament

4/5(231 reviews)

Delve into British politics at this historic complex, the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Top activities in Victoria

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
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Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

94% of travellers recommend
£89
Per adult
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

94% of travellers recommend
£84
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
£39
Per adult
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Day Tour
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Day Tour

82% of travellers recommend
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Per adult
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch

90% of travellers recommend
£112
Per adult
St James, London . Explore the fascinating heart of Establishment London
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St James, London . Explore the fascinating heart of Establishment London

£21
Per adult

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