Our Victoria Ambassadors are now back in the local area, providing visitors with a safe, friendly welcome and assistance with wayfinding. We caught up with our Ambassador Sharon to get her thoughts on things to do in the area, top places to spend your lunch break and what to expect if you haven’t returned to the area yet. Here’s what she said:
Since you’ve returned to the area, what positive changes have you seen?
The installation of hand sanitisers and the social distancing stickers on pavements are a great idea. There’s also been a lot of work going on in the background managing accommodation for the homeless community to keep them safe.
What is there to do in the local area for people visiting?
Victoria is a great area for people to visit. There are many attractions within walking distance, such as Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and the Guards Museum at Wellington Barracks, where you can go on guided or self-guided walking tours. You can stroll through the elegant squares of Belgravia, enjoy afternoon tea on a London Routemaster bus and marvel at the beautiful Westminster Cathedral, where for a small fee you can take in the views from the Tower Viewing Gallery.
Victoria also has a wide of range of shops and after a busy day, you can relax in one of the many bars and restaurants which cater for all budgets.
Do you have any favourite spots for lunch you can recommend?
Grosvenor Gardens is a perfect place to take time out to enjoy lunch. Also, watching the world go by, sitting on a bench overlooking the River Thames on a sunny day is a view I never get tired of.
Do you have any advice for people wishing to visit the area?
Plan ahead, have a list of the things you would most like to see and do, to help you maximise your time.
London has a wide transport network of buses, trains and tubes to help you get around. Oyster Cards and contactless bank cards offer the best fares. You may also wish to walk to your next point of interest or hire a bicycle.
Please do come and see us for a free map, and ask directions and questions. Most of all, thank you for visiting Victoria – and enjoy yourself!Back to our news Top