Oxford Street or Bond Street, High Street Kensington or Knightsbridge, South Molton Street or the King’s Road are just a short cab, tube or bus ride away. Locally, both Pimlico and Victoria boast a broad variety of shops within walking distance including several supermarkets, department stores, fashion outlets, bookshops, and a multitude of fine arts and antiques dealers.
More locally, there is also a staggering choice of shops in which to while away the hours. Cardinal Place is a modern shopping development in Victoria featuring many leading high street names including Marks & Spencer, Zara, Topshop, Monsoon, Jones, Hobbs, Accessorize, Specsavers, Goldsmiths, L’Occitane, Molton Brown and Thornton’s. In nearby Victoria Street, you’ll find even more high street names and independent retailers including newsagents, florists, jewellers, dry cleaners and travel agents. There are also plentiful ATMs, banks and building societies.
Sloane Square offers an exceptional range of stores including Chloe, Armani, Ben De Lisi, Patrick Cox, Oliver Sweeney, Agnes B, Lulu Guinness and Phillip Treacy, as well as luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. The historic and atmospheric Peter Jones department store – part of John Lewis – is also worth a visit, having been described as Chelsea’s ‘local corner shop’ for over a century. The iconic Kings Road begins at the south end of Sloane Square and is lined with shops, boutiques and cafes. Duke of York Square is one of London’s newest and smartest shopping developments featuring such names as Joseph, All Saints, Agnes B, LK Bennett and Ted Baker. The square’s café culture provides the perfect opportunity to people watch whilst enjoying a latte. In winter, the square is transformed into a winter wonderland with an ice rink.
Saturday mornings see one of London’s finest farmers’ markets at Orange Square, about 20 minutes’ walk from Dolphin Square. It brings together some of the UK’s finest purveyors of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, and a broad range of artisan produced goods including conserves, biscuits, bread, cakes, juices and pies. Pimlico Green is home to Daylesford Organic, offering fresh, organic, seasonal and local food including fruit, vegetables, award-winning handmade cheeses, organic baked goods, fresh meat from its organic estate and much more.
Pimlico Green is also well known for its antique shops and fine art dealers.