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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 Rubens At The Palace
The Rubens At The Palace
5 out of 5
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
AU$346
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

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. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,756 reviews)

"The staff from the moment we drove up to the hotel to the minute we left the hotel everyone from the doorman,reception,porters, concierge, food and beverage were fantastic. Great room."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

The Rubens At The Palace
Amba Hotel Grosvenor
Amba Hotel Grosvenor
4 out of 5
101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
AU$318
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,575 reviews)

"Everything about the property was beautiful! I loved loved loved my experience. Rooms were perfect and staff were very helpful! I truly enjoyed my stay!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Amba Hotel Grosvenor
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
4 out of 5
54 Buckingham Gate, London, England
AU$326
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,922 reviews)

"Was a lovely stay . Great location . The room was clean"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
The Royal Horseguards
The Royal Horseguards
5 out of 5
2 Whitehall Court, London, England
AU$366
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,872 reviews)

"The location is great - close to most everything. The complimentary mini-bar was exceptionally nice. We found no complaints with the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

The Royal Horseguards
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
4 out of 5
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London, England
AU$237
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,739 reviews)

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. We didn’t like the room cause it’s small. There’s barely any room in the bathroom to move around. The bed should be queen size but we don’t think it was."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster
Park Plaza Victoria London
Park Plaza Victoria London
4 out of 5
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$246
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

This family-friendly London hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre, Victoria Palace Theatre and Westminster ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,994 reviews)

"The staff were so helpful and couldn’t have given better service. Lovely hotel, close to everything I needed. I will definitely recommend"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Park Plaza Victoria London

Popular things to do in Victoria

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(510 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(479 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(173 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

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
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Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

AU$168

The world of Harry Potter awaits. Explore the extravagant sets and props that helped bring the magic to life in the Warner Bros. films at the studio where Hogwarts and Diagon Alley were created for the big screen.

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

AU$74

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

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

AU$142

Access over 80 attractions including a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, while saving money. Visit cultural treasures like The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. No tickets, no hassle! The London Pass® is a sightseeing credits package giving you access to over 80 top London attractions, tours and museums in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 10 consecutive days.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

AU$151

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolute must for fans of the Harry Potter series of books and films. Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets behind the filming of all 8 films as you explore the actual sets used to film scenes in Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Privet Drive—to name but a few.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Day Tour
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Day Tour

AU$161

Step into the magical world of Harry Potter with a behind-the-scenes look at film sets, props, and costumes at Warner Bros. Studios in London. Scope out treasures from your favourite scenes and uncover the secrets behind the cinema' dazzling special effects as well as a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props with this 4-hour visit.

Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London
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Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London

AU$23

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England Westminster Pass By: Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6PB England On the walk down Victoria Embankment our guide will tell you all about the old (and new) New Scotland Yard, which is home to the Metropolitan Police.

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