There is plenty to discover and share with your friends on social media when you visit Victoria and Westminster. We have put together a list of 10 of the most photo-worthy spots to make sure that you are never short of inspiration for your next trip to the area. If you need help with directions for any of the places we mention, visit our friendly Ambassadors at one of their kiosks at the main entrance of Victoria train station and around Westminster.
Don’t forget to tag us in your photos using our hashtag #LondonStartsHere and Instagram handle @victoriabid so that we can share your best snaps on our Instagram account.
Nova is one of Victoria’s newest developments. It brings together more than 20 restaurants and leisure venues, all set amongst stunning outdoor spaces that are just a two-minute walk from Victoria station. This summer’s Nova Summer Sounds will see Nova’s public spaces transform, with live performances and a host of retailers across Nova providing exclusive food and drink offers. Visit Nova Summer Sounds every Thursday from 5 – 9pm to get your next Instagram post in the process.
As part of Colour my Summer, the summer-long takeover from Thursday 20 June until Thursday 22 August, Nova Food will be pretty in pink. Complete with a sensational and highly Instagrammable floral wall to ensure we all channel our inner influencer this Summer. To find out more click here .
Take a photo between the stunning Nova development or from the light installation located above our local partners, Hai Cenato, Rail House Café, Franco Manca, Sticks’n’Sushi, Pure and Flight Club Victoria.
Address: 1 Sir Simon Milton Square, Westminster, London SW1E 5DJ
Bring your Instagram feed to life with a shot of the Frida Kahlo wall mural at Eccleston Yards, Victoria’s vibrant independent, creative and entrepreneurial hub where heritage meets new-world innovation, commerce and wellbeing. The mural is located between Eccleston Place and Ebury Street and will make the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post. Whilst in Eccleston Yards you can also enjoy an array of exciting food and drinks options from our local partners.
Address: Eccleston Yards, off Eccleston Pl, London SW1W 9AZ
Little Ben is a nine metre scale model of the Elizabeth Tower located just minutes away from Victoria Station at the junction of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street. The Grade II listed clock tower is made of cast iron and the surrounding Victoria Palace Theatre, Nova Food, and Cardinal Place provide perfect backdrops for your next composition.
Address: 2 Wilton Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1AN
Head to Westminster Cathedral Piazza for spectacular views of Westminster Cathedral, the largest Catholic Church in England and Wales. The Victorian style brick architecture is perfect for lovers of architecture photography. Whilst there, be sure to visit Westminster Cathedral’s Tower Viewing Gallery. Located 64 metres above street level, you’ll be rewarded with dramatic views and a unique perspective of London. Victoria Privilege Card holders can also receive 25% off tickets. Click here to find out more about the offer and get your camera’s at the ready!
Address: 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW
The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is not only responsible for all the road travel arrangements of The Queen and members of the Royal Family but is also home to historic Royal carriages and a working stables. Add some stately glamour to your Instagram feed with a photo of the seven metre tall gilded Gold State Coach or with a selfie inside the replica Semi-State Landau carriage. For more information click here.
Address: Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0QH
Cardinal Place is home to a range of restaurants, bars and cafés from the food industry’s biggest talent. It is one of the area’s visual icons and picturesque views of Westminster Cathedral contrasted against Cardinal Place’s striking design are sure to keep your Instagram feed looking fresh. For more information click here.
As part of Colour my Summer, the summer-long takeover from Thursday 20 June until Thursday 22 August, Cardinal Place will have a mango-inspired makeover with a series of pop-ups and installations. To find out more click here.
Address: 100 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5JD
Westminster Abbey is over 1,100 years old and is the setting for Royal Weddings and Coronations. Taking photos inside the Abbey is not allowed but the church’s beautiful exterior is extremely photogenic, especially with a London Bus or black cab in your composition. For views of the Abbey’s towers visit Cellarium Cafe & Terrace, set over two floors in Westminster Abbey. Victoria Privilege Card holders can also receive 10% off. Find out more here.
Address: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
Market Hall Victoria is located just minutes away from Victoria train station and is an Instagram foodie haven with a diverse range of food and drink options across three floors. Their recently opened rooftop bar also offers unique views of the local area and Victoria train station. To find out more click here.
Address: 191 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5NE
Take a trip to Lower Grosvenor Gardens, just across from Victoria train station, for a photo of these two unique shell huts. The huts were erected in 1952 as part of the re-landscaping of Lower Grosvenor Gardens and were built in a French style to commemorate Marshal Foch and the Anglo-French understanding. The huts are decorated with both French and English shells to signify the links between the two countries and are used for storing the gardener’s tools.
Address: Grosvenor Gardens Mews S, Victoria, London SW1W 0RN
Peggy Porschen’s millennial pink facades and floral decorations make it a favourite amongst bloggers and Instagrammers alike. Visit the iconic café in Belgravia for a vibrant capture that’s sure to brighten up your Instagram feed. Peggy Porschen specialises in cupcakes so make sure to sample their exquisite treats when you visit.
Address: 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ