Arrive at the Cherry Court and it is now your home for the duration of your stay. Relax and feel comfortable whilst you’re with us and take a look around at what we have in and around Victoria.
We are only a 5 minute walk from Victoria rail, underground, coach and bus stations. This functions as one of London’s greatest and busiest transport intersections. The rail station has routes to the South of London and beyond, including Ashford (Kent), Brighton and the south coast. From Victoria underground (tube) station you can catch the District, Circle and Victoria lines. Victoria coach station adds to the centralised concentration of travel facilities and has connections to multiple towns and cities in the UK and Europe. The bus station has many “red bus” routes directly to some of the capital’s major tourist attractions. In addition you can start many sightseeing bus tours and day trips from Victoria. Taxis are available by flagging one down from the surrounding streets, or there are taxi ranks located in the vicinity of Victoria rail, underground and bus stations. The alternative way to travel in central London is on one of the rented “Boris” bikes or Santander Cycle Hire Scheme. There are numerous docking stations in Victoria (minutes from Cherry Court). For more information go to www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling.
As this is the real heart and centre of London, in terms of tourism and travel, there is a London Tourist Information Centre, many bureau-de-change offices and rent-a-car firms within the station. Victoria is not within the central London congestion area.
Our neighbouring areas are West Belgravia leading to Knightsbridge (home of Harrods department store), Westminster Abbey in the east, Chelsea in the south-west, the River Thames in the south and Buckingham Palace and the many royal parks to the north. To the south-west Ebury village is home to one of London’s most famous antique streets (Pimlico Road).
Victoria Street connects Victoria Station and Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall (Downing Street – the official residence of the Prime Minister). Buckingham Palace Road links you to the National Coach Station, the London country coaches and the European coaches which go through to Victoria Station, then to Buckingham Palace.
The traffic from the south passing through Vauxhall Bridge, to Belgrave Road, to Victoria Station, is on the major inner London Ring Road, on its way to the West End and many major motorways.
Within walking distance from Cherry Court you will find many restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, cafes and shopping. The nearest supermarket is two streets away, and you can also buy essentials within the station shopping area and there is a small convenience shop at the other end of Hugh Street. Wilton Road and Warwick Way have many restaurants from Turkish, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, to burgers & lobster to good old fish ‘n’ chips. On Hugh Street itself you will find the St George’s Tavern, a traditional pub, dating back to the 1800s, serving a ‘pint’ or any other refreshments, as well as decent pub breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Victoria Street is great for local shopping and eating, as well as the main route to Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. The nearest major shopping area is Oxford Street and Covent Garden.
Nando’s (Portuguese peri-peri dishes) 107/108 Wilton Road and 17 Cardinal Walk (Victoria Street)
Rodizio Preto (Brazilian) – 72-73 Wilton Road
Paradise – 5 Denbigh Street
Pimlico Tandoori – 38 Moreton Street
About Thyme (Modern European) – 82 Wilton Road
The Seafresh (Fish and Chips & Seafood) – 80-81 Wilton Road
Kazan (Turkish) – 93-94 Wilton Road
Loca Mexicano (Mexican/Tex-Mex) – 65 Wilton Road
Ken Lo’s Memories of China (Chinese) – 67-69 Ebury Street
Oliveto (Italian) – 49 Elizabeth Street
Olivo (Italian) – 21 Eccleston Street
Wagamama’s (Japanese) – Roof garden level, Cardical Place, Victoria Street
La Tasca Kitchen (Spanish) – 6 Cathedral Walk, Cardinal Place, Victoria Street
Zizzi’s (Italian) – 15 Cardinal Walk, Victoria Street
Pizza Express (Pizza) – 154 Victoria Street and 46 Moreton Street
Thai Cafe (Thai) – 22 Charlwood Street
Dim T (Dim Sum and Oriental) – 56-62 Wilton Road
Mango Tree (Thai) – 46 Grosvenor Place
Noura (Lebanese) – 16 Hobart Place
Boisdale (British) – 15 Eccleston Street
Nova Victoria – a new area which has many restaurants (www.createvictoria.com/nova)
Emergency medical help can be found by calling for an ambulance (999 or 911 or 112) or there is a walk in clinic in Victoria Station called Medicentre. Their details can be found on www.medicentre.co.uk/Medicentre_Victoria.html. The local police station is Belgravia Police Station, 202-206 Buckingham Palace.
There are many banks and ATMs located within a few minutes walk of the hotel and within the station. Please ask reception for directions.
Central London has great nightlife from bars, pubs to clubs. Entertainment ranges from the theatre to comedy shows. Most of Theatreland is Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden (see www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/maps/index.htm). Victoria has the Victoria Palace Theatre showing Billy Elliot and the Apollo Victoria Theatre showing Wicked.
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Tower of London and Tower Bridge
Victoria & Albert Museum
Natural History Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich
Royal Academy of Arts
National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery
Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square
St James Park
The Making of Harry Potter -the Warner Bros’s Studio Tour