One of London’s main transport centres, Victoria provides bus, Underground and railway connections throughout the city and into the south of the UK. Set in the centre of London, the station is within easy walking distance of Buckingham Palace.
Victoria is a terminal station for both Southern and Southeastern trains, making it one of the city’s major commuter hubs connecting London with Sussex, East Surrey and Brighton. The station also features an air terminal for passengers travelling to Gatwick Airport. As an Underground station, Victoria is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines in Zone One. Victoria Coach Station, just a short walk from the railway station, offers connections to the rest of the UK and mainland Europe.
Heading north outside of Victoria station will take you to the back of Buckingham Palace. Walk along the perimeter and you’ll find yourself on The Mall, with St James’s Park to your right and Green Park to your left. The Mall is a beautiful stretch for a stroll, and along the way you’ll come across the Institute of Contemporary Art. Reaching the end of The Mall and passing under Admiralty Arch you’ll find yourself in Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column.
If you head west after leaving Victoria railway station you’ll soon be in the heart of Chelsea, one of London’s most affluent boroughs. Passing boutique shops and flower stalls, a short walk will take you to Sloane Square where you’ll find The Royal Court Theatre, the city’s premier theatre for new writing. Near Sloane Square is the Saatchi Gallery, featuring an impressive collection of contemporary art, and the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the iconic red-suited Chelsea Pensioners.
Places to stay
If you’re planning to stay close to Victoria, the area boasts a fantastic selection of accommodation options. As Victoria is London’s second busiest terminus you won’t need to look far to find a comfortable room, with a number of hotels directly across the road from the station. Venture a little further and there are plenty of luxury spaces available in the prosperous area of Chelsea.
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