village y viCES vOGUE 28
VICINITY Voyages 68
VERDANT VENTI VIP 88
Victoria used to be a place you went ‘through’ rather than ‘to’ – there is ‘now’ a tangible buzz in the air in SW1 – Victoria is sexy, it’s vibrant and changing! After an exciting day working on the launch of the St. James’s Theatre I love to saunter along some of those charming Victoria streets – so many hidden gems!”
Lady Lucy French Director, St. James’s Theatre
Vibrant Bursting into life, flamboyant and engaging. Thrilling. Victoria.
West End Live, Cardinal Place
Strutton Ground Market
Flat Cap Coffee, Strutton Ground Market
It’s like working in a village at the heart of the world’s greatest city. Enjoying a Friday night beer at the Phoenix after a busy week, it’s easy to forget that you’re just 3 minutes away from Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Green Park and the South Bank.”
Matthew Patten Chief Executive, The Lord’s Taverners
VILLAGEY Style. Charm. Shhh. Letâ€™s keep this cosmopolitan secret to ourselves.
Peggy Porschen Cakes
St. Jamesâ€™s Park
There’s a hidden courtyard a couple of minutes from the office at 51 Buckingham Gate – a beautiful little sanctuary perfect for a summer cocktail or two by the fountain, surrounded by Victorian grandeur and a red-brick frieze of Shakespearean characters. It’s part of a hotel which also has a great little gym for stress relieving yoga classes. And I love walking past Buckingham Palace every morning to see what’s going on!”
Caroline Parrish Director, The Communication Group
VICES Indulgent, naughty, wonderful!
MacDonald bar, Boisdale
On Elizabeth Street you have Eaton Square at one end and Victoria Coach Station at the other, so it’s a Magimix version of life.”
Alessandra Greco PR & Marketing, Philip Treacy
VOGUE Milliner to the stars. His hats gain column inches that stack almost as high.
Havana cigars on the terrace. A wee dram or two inside. Live jazz downstairs. Tartan and the blues. Alfresco breakfast to awaken the senses.
Inn the Park, Peyton and Byrne
Auld Restaurant, Boisdale
I can think of no better place to work than The Goring, I have been doorman for 47 years!â€?
Peter Sweeney Doorman, The Goring, Beeston Place
VARIety Eggs, bacon, foie gras and caviar.
Cardinal Place Market
Sushi, Cardinal Place
The Cinnamon Club
It’s got it all. Victoria is so easy to get to, with overland and tube connections and at the same time once you’re here it really does offer a lot – gyms, restaurants, bars and even a few food markets. I love the place.”
Joe Latimer Market Risk Reporting & Analysis, EDF Energy
Vicinity The inquisitive are rewarded for meandering around the muddle of lanes. A past of charity schools and almshouses. A today of a French pĂ˘tisserie, an Italian coffee bolt and distinguished watering hole. Thereâ€™s a story on every corner.
Cardinal Place Market
Votives Catholic candles flicker. Prayers are murmured and silently whispered..
VITRINE A famous face of Victoria. A sign of evolution.
80 Victoria Street
Verdant St. Jamesâ€™s Park. Here, pelicans bask. (And so do people at lunchtime.)
The Mall signifies a victorious end for London Marathon runners and Horse Guards Parade welcomes new guests for the Olympic Beach Volleyball.
From there. To here. To work. To holiday. To greet. To meet.
Strutton Ground is an exciting market and brings so many different people to our coffee stall each day. We have the mad rush of people walking to work each morning, followed by the locals who come and buy their daily fruit and veg. It’s a great place to meet some fascinating characters in the area.”
Flat Cap Coffee Strutton Ground Market
VeNTI One iced non-fat caramel macchiatto with extra caramel syrupâ€”and sugar-free vanilla instead of regularâ€”with a shot of espresso. Stirred, please.
Hungry workers. Rumbling tummies. Lunch. Glorious lunch.
Cardinal Place Market
Foodies take note. Date for your diary. Last Thursday of the month Seasonal Food Market day.
What shall we debate today?
Managing a pub in the heart of Victoria enables us to really get to know our locals. We are fortunate that we are nestled not only in an exciting ‘working’ area of Victoria but also surrounded by some lovely tree lined streets bringing in a constant stream of residents. I really enjoy the mix and the early evening conversations.”
Ben Hillier Manager, The Phoenix
Ice and a slice. Two lagers. And a packet of crisps. My shout.
Visionary Theatre away from Theatreland. Studio space. Broadcast facilities. Fab brasserie. Nice change. Encore, encore.
LAND SECURITIES IN VICTORIA Victoria is undergoing an exciting period of transformation. Land Securities are creating new shops, offices and homes. There will be more open spaces and the bold and modern will sit comfortably next to the historic and distinguished. Victoria will overflow with creativity as new businesses join the existing creative heart that thrives here. At Land Securities we believe a place is defined by its people. We are creating a vibrant new destination for Londoners to enjoy, people
from across the world to visit and somewhere that businesses and individuals are proud to call home. Gradually the Victoria vision is coming to life. Already the buildings are changing. Some will be totally new, others will be reborn using innovative architecture. Together weâ€™ll create a Victoria that will be a stylish place to work, live and enjoy.
C O N S T IT
HYDE PARK CORNER
U T IO N H IL L
ST JAMES’S PARK
WE STM INS TER BR IDG E
BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS
ST JAMES’S PARK
NO AC E
199,000 sq ft of office space, with a revitalised retail offering, spanning a vast swathe of this pulsating boulevard.
62 Buckingham Gate
Changing its face at every angle, a truly stunning building of 278,000 sq ft of office and retail.
Adding enviable apartments and striking offices, this will open Victoria to its people.
Delivery May 2013
LA MB ET H BR IDG E IZ
123 Victoria Street
A stunning collection of buildings encompassing office space and retail accommodation. A new heart and soul to Victoria.
MARS HAM STRE ET
TREE NE S
W H IT EH
HORS E GUAR DS PARA DE
GROSV ENOR ROAD
A 1 million sq ft mix of offices, shopping and residential apartments, creating a vibrant entrance to the area.
Fifty years on and she still stands proud over Victoria. A true icon and a watchful eye over the future.
Portland House Operational
Victoria Circle Delivery 2016â€“2018
Kingsgate House Delivery 2015
Cardinal Place Delivered 2006 123 Victoria Street Delivery August 2012
62 Buckingham Gate Delivery May 2013
Published on Feb 27, 2013