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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(4,742 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

3.5/5(4,358 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(1,656 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(569 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(15 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(66 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

The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions

¥10,746
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch

¥15,507
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

¥4,244
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

¥12,441
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Best of London Tour with London Eye Ticket & Thames Cruise
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Best of London Tour with London Eye Ticket & Thames Cruise

¥17,003
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
London Walking Tour Highlights with Westminster & Buckingham Palace
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London Walking Tour Highlights with Westminster & Buckingham Palace

¥5,183
Per adult

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 ¥25,503 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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! (997 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 Jul 26, 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 ¥18,352 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Big Ben and Hyde Park are also within 1 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,056 reviews)

"Great hotel. Good location. Friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 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 ¥37,934 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

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! (359 reviews)

"Everything was perfect. Couldn’t fault the hotel or it’s staff. We were particularly impressed that the staff took the trouble to learn our names and understand what we wanted from our visit."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 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 ¥6,344 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

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 Dec 30, 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 ¥24,990 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (12 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 Feb 27, 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 ¥14,879 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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! (995 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria

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