Why you should pay Pimlico Road a visit

Written on 1 July 2019 by Giles Cook in London

Long established as one of London’s premier areas for art, antiques, furniture design and interiors, Pimlico Road is an absolute treasure trove for anyone with an interest in transforming their home. So much so, that it’s also known as the Pimlico Road Design District. You’ll find it in the heart of the Grosvenor Estate, just minutes from Sloane Square. 

It goes without saying that the Pimlico Road area is packed with an eclectic mix of independent shops. What makes it so unique, however, is the number of craftspeople working from studios on-site to produce bespoke furniture and artworks that you won’t find elsewhere. 

Pimlico Road is also home to some lovely places to eat, plus there’s a farmers market in nearby Orange Square every Saturday.  

If you need a reason to pay Pimlico Road a visit – we’ve come up with four 

Pimlico Road

1) For the sheer number of independent shops

Visit Pimlico Road and you’ll be hard-pressed to find the high street brands that dominate most neighbourhoods. Pimlico Road shops are known for furniture and antiques, but you’ll also find all kinds of speciality stores. Look out for rug maker Luke Irwin, luxury lighting from Collier Webb or fresh, natural flower arrangements from Catherine Muller. For a truly original piece for your home, Dale Rogers specialises in fossils and minerals from around the world. 


2) For the genius of local craftspeople

A wide range of makers and craftspeople operate from studios on or near Pimlico Road, designing some of London’s best contemporary furniture and furnishings. They are often happy to share their skills too – look out for regular workshops and talks by local artists and makers. 


3) It’s a great place to eat 

Pimlico Road restaurants offer plenty of choice. Try No11 Pimlico Road for relaxed dining with a contemporary feel. The Orange Public House offers rustic European fare, including wood fired pizzas and guest ales, and Enoteca Turi is a family-run Italian with a classy vibe. Try La Poule au Pot for authentic French cuisine, unchanged for 50 years – it’s popular with locals and MPs alike – or Hunan for delicious tapas-style Chinese food. Daylesford Organic, the local upmarket grocery store and deli, is perfect for picking up food-to-go fresh from their Cotswold farm. 


4) It has a real community feel

With its village atmosphere, there’s a real sense of community around Pimlico Road, which extends to the wider Belgravia area. There are regular local events – everything from dog shows to alfresco yoga, fine art exhibitions to street parties. Plus, Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday in Orange Square, specialising in fish and shellfish, local honey, organic vegetables, meat and poultry and London-made bread and cakes. This Pimlico Road market is great for seasonal produce at its best; you’ll find everything from asparagus to cherries, and it’s all grown, raised or fished within 100 miles of the M25. 


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If living close to Pimlico Road, and all the other attractions of Belgravia, sounds appealing, please get in touch today to learn more about this unique area and the properties we have for sale and rent close-by. 


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If you want to live in Belgravia and benefit from living close to Pimlico Road and all the other luxuries which go along with it, get in touch with us today.

Giles Cook

Giles recently joined Best Gapp in 2017 as Partner Designate and Head of Residential Agency, bringing over 20 years’ experience to the firm. Following a three-year stint as an Area Director for Foxtons, he went on to head up Chestertons’ sales and lettings operations in central London, before becoming a Partner at top Knightsbridge boutique WA Ellis.

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