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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.

Top hotels in Victoria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Goring
The Goring
5 out of 5
Beeston Place, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Mews, Victoria Palace Theatre and Apollo Victoria Theatre. Queen's Gallery ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (414 reviews)

"I chose The Goring Hotel because I was taking my 77 year old mother to London and wanted to have a nice room with 2 comfortable chairs. The Goring exceeded all my expectations and became the most memorable part of our trip. Gorgeous room, comfortable beds, daily newspaper which my mother loved reading, ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

The Goring
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
4 out of 5
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London, England
The price is AU$274 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tate Britain and Houses of Parliament. Westminster Abbey and Big Ben are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,885 reviews)

"The hotel was clean, bright, airy and the staff were pleasant and friendly. The hotel was conveniently positioned for a 10 min bus ride to Trafalgar Square and 5 mins walk to the Tate Britain"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
Mornington Hotel London Victoria
Mornington Hotel London Victoria
4 out of 5
25 Gloucester Street, London, England
The price is AU$101 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Westminster Abbey and Buckingham ...

4.1/5Very Good! (184 reviews)

"It was just simple but elegant, staffs was very friendly, my and my husband had a wonderful stay."…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2020

Mornington Hotel London Victoria
OYO The Park Hotel
OYO The Park Hotel
3 out of 5
64 Belgrave Road, Victoria, London, England
The price is AU$123 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Westminster Abbey and Buckingham ...

2.2/5 (342 reviews)

"Not much space but adequate for 1 night. Clean room but bed uncomfortable"…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

OYO The Park Hotel
The Royal Horseguards
The Royal Horseguards
5 out of 5
2 Whitehall Court, London, England
The price is AU$515 per night

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Gallery, Churchill War Rooms and London Eye. Westminster Abbey and Houses ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,012 reviews)

"Great hotel, centrally located within walking distance to the best attractions, as well as the Tube. Beautiful historic building with all the amenities, amazing customer service! Wouldn’t stay anywhere else!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

The Royal Horseguards
OYO Bakers Hotel
OYO Bakers Hotel
2.5 out of 5
126 Warwick Way, Victoria, London, England
The price is AU$115 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. Big Ben and London Eye are also within 2 mi (3 km). Victoria ...

3.1/5 (353 reviews)

"The property was recently renovated and is lovely. We had a double/twin with en-suite (room 4) While small was very accommodating. Beds are comfortable, a fluffier pillow would be nice 😋. Room was quiet and hot water plentiful. We opted to sleep with the window open so a bit noisy early morning ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2019

OYO Bakers Hotel

Popular places to visit in Victoria

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(518 reviews)

This luxury residence of the oldest royal family in the world is still a national icon, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

3.5/5(485 reviews)

Arguably one of London’s most famous monuments, this prominent landmark is a national icon, adored by generations of Britons.

Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey

4.5/5(175 reviews)

The true soul of London’s beating heart, this magnificent gothic cathedral is at the centre national occasions.

St. James Park
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St. James Park

4.5/5(80 reviews)

This wide open green space is a perfect location for relaxing amid the backdrop of Royal luxury and pomp.

Apollo Victoria Theatre
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Apollo Victoria Theatre

4/5(1 review)

Watch acclaimed performances of world-famous musicals at this art deco-style venue set in the heart of London’s animated theater district.

Houses of Parliament
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Houses of Parliament

4/5(65 reviews)

Delve into British politics at this historic complex, the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Top activities in Victoria

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

72% of travellers recommend
AU$147
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
AU$72
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

AU$47
Per adult
Brigit's Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (N8 Northumberland Avenue)
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Brigit's Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (N8 Northumberland Avenue)

92% of travellers recommend
AU$102
Per adult
Harry Potter Walking Tour of London
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

86% of travellers recommend
AU$22
Per adult
Thames Rockets: Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of the River Thames
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Thames Rockets: Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of the River Thames

90% of travellers recommend
AU$84
Per adult

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