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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.


Popular places to visit in Victoria

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(1,004 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(1,061 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(369 reviews)

The heart and soul of the nation’s spiritual life is also England’s finest example of ecclesiastic architecture.

St. James Park
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St. James Park

4.5/5(310 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.

Green Park
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Green Park

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Less crowded than neighboring St. James’s Park, this triangular grassy space is known for its pretty walking paths and mature trees.

Top things to do in Victoria

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

£31
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions

£79
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Windsor Castle Admission Tickets
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Windsor Castle Admission Tickets

£24
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

£25
Per adult
London in 1 Day: Tower of London, River Cruise & St Paul's
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London in 1 Day: Tower of London, River Cruise & St Paul's

£99
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London
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Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London

£140
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Top hotels in Victoria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Rubens At The Palace
The Rubens At The Palace
5 out of 5
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
The price is £201 per night

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. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble...the breakfast is delicious and the location is excellent 2 min walk to Victoria tube"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020

The Rubens At The Palace
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
4 out of 5
54 Buckingham Gate, London, England
The price is £199 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,123 reviews)

"Excellent Hotel and great hospitality .Good choice of food and staff very friendly,Would definitely stay again ."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
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5 out of 5
41 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
The price is £297 per night

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. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (356 reviews)

"Nice (rather small) hotel on a superb location. The staff was super friendly. I can recommend this hotel to anyone!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

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OYO Townhouse New England Victoria
OYO Townhouse New England Victoria
3 out of 5
20 Saint Georges Drive, Victoria, London, England
The price is £52 per night

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

3.2/5 (266 reviews)
Great location - avoid the breakfast

"Great location for seeing Hamilton in the theatre. Clean bedroom and friendly receptionIt’s. However downside was breakfast It was so basic - didn’t bother with it on the second day - hotel shouldn’t bother offering this."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

OYO Townhouse New England Victoria
Great Scotland Yard Hotel - the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Great Scotland Yard Hotel - the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4.5 out of 5
3-5, Great Scotland Yard, London, England
The price is £281 per night

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Charing Cross and The Strand. National Gallery and Trafalgar Square are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great staff and hidden treasure

"The first impression we got when visiting this hotel was how friendly and helpful the staff were. It really felt that they were truly proud of their new hotel and were very keen to show us round the facilities and explain the history behind everything. The secret whisky bar is a hidden treasure!. ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Great Scotland Yard Hotel - the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria
DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Place, Victoria, London, England
The price is £130 per night

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"conveniently located near Victoria Station, buffet breakfast was good"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria

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4.5/5Wonderful!(21 area reviews)

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