Pimlico is a small pocket of central London located within the City of Westminster. Bounded by the Thames to the south, much of Pimlico is classed as a conservation area and has more than 350 Grade II listed buildings and several Grade II listed churches. The Guardian recently described it as a “magical fragment of London left over from the days of Mary Poppins”.
Originally known as Ebury, Pimlico adopted its modern name during the late 17th century when the area’s freehold was sold. Following the decline of the West End after the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London, Pimlico became a popular location for development. Many of London’s wealthy businessmen and politicians settled in the area because of its close proximity to the Houses of Parliament. Following its designation as a conservation area in 1968, Pimlico has seen extensive regeneration and is now a much sought-after place in which to live.
"classically handsome Thames-side neighbourhood."