This small district within Westminster takes its name from Victoria Street and Station. While the Street was constructed by demolishing a portion of the Devil’s Acre slum, Victoria Station only opened 10 years later in 1861. At that time, the area was centered around the massive Stag brewery, but after its closure, Victoria district gained a reputation for being a hectic transport hub when compared to nearby royal gardens at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.
The hubbub of Victoria’s train and international coach station lies at the centre of this district. Although there are several cafes, pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops near Victoria Station, the district is dominated by drab commercial and residential properties. Its main landmarks include the Victoria Palace Theatre, the House of Fraser department store, New Scotland Yard, and a 20-foot Little Big Ben in a roundabout. Shops at Victoria can also be found in Victoria Place, along with the snazzy shopping and retail units for rent at Cardinal Place Shopping Centre.
The Land Securities’ Victoria regeneration plan will reinvigorate this centrally located district. In particular, high-end commercial properties for rent have already attracted high-end businesses and tenants. The 2.2-billion-pound plan is also establishing new office, retail, and residential spaces within developments like the mixed-use Nova Building and luxury Kings Gate. Get in on the ground floor of Victoria district’s rebirth by taking advantage of these new developments.