If you thought beautiful parks and gardens were the only cool spots to visit in Pimlico, think again! We’ve done some digging and found some great social spots and events for you to pencil in your diary. Read on to find out 10 things you didn’t know about the Pimlico area, that might just be around the corner.
1) Capital Car boot Sale
If you’re a fashion lover, obsessed with antique collectables, or just need a bike to get around the square; this car boot sale is for you. Why don’t you pick up a bargain at Pimlico Academy this Sunday? Entry is £1 unless you want to get first dibs; in that case, you can get early bird entry.
2) Cabinet War Rooms Exhibition
The exquisite exhibition in the Imperial War Museum, illustrates the stories of the Cabinet War Rooms during the Second World War. Take a step back in time and tour the Map room that Winston Churchill and his inner circle plotted the route to Allied victory.
Did you know…Winston Churchill’s map room remained exactly the same as it was left on the day the lights were switched off in 1945?
3) Art exhibitions at the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
The divine cocktail cellar has teamed up with Lawrence Alkin gallery to bring fresh artwork to the bar every month.
This month the cellar presents Nick Smith Paramour artistic signature ‘colour-chip, methodology’, combining modern nudes with excerpts from the Bards’ sonnets and plays. The cellar offers a creative cocktail menu that will leave you spoilt for choice.
4) Enotecaturi Wine Tasting Dinners
The lovely Italian cuisine hosts 6 wine tasting dinners a year. Each wine tasting dinner includes the finest traditional dishes and wines from one region in Italy. The next one will be in January and definitely one not to miss.
5) Cask Pub & Kitchen Live music every Sunday from 4.30pm
Sundays are truly a day of rest and relaxation at the Cask Pub. Not only does this restaurant serve the most delicious burgers, you can also kick back and enjoy the acoustic sounds of musicians including the traditional Irish band, The Absentee.
6) The Plus One Gallery
The plus one gallery showcases the very best hyperrealist art by British and International artists. The gallery is full of still life, cityscape, landscape and portrait artwork, it’s truly the perfect place to appreciate creative masterpieces. After 14 years in Pimlico, we are sad to see the gallery move to Battersea Park.
7) Watersports at Westminster Boating Base
The Westminster boating base is a registered charitable trust that offers the very best watersports training for young people and adults. Why not learn how to row like a pro down the River Thames today.
8) Pimlico road celebrate London Design Festival
Calling all creative and artistic residents and guests, from the 19th – 27th September boutique stores in Pimlico road will showcase their finest designs as part of ‘Designed in SW1’ event. The celebration will include live demonstrations, a chance to meet and greet contemporary designers and create bespoke products.
9) Ceroc Dance School
Ceroc social partner dance classes are held on Monday nights at the Pimlico Academy. Whether you just want to brush up your salsa skills or you’re a beginner, the expert teachers will make sure you have a great experience. After working up a sweat, you can head down with the group and mingle over drinks in the Goya Tapas Bar.
10) Jazz nights at the Boisdale
The Iconic Scottish restaurant has a cigar terrace, whisky bars, and private dining rooms for special occasions. The restaurant provides the very best entertainment with live jazz every night; truly a lovely unique dinning experience.
Did you know…every day the bar offers 2 for 1 cocktails from 5-7pm? Cheers to happy summer drinking!