Local Information & Guest Guide
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 func
tions 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) and Brighton. From Victoria unde-
rground (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 Victoria rail,
underground and bus stations. The alternative way
to travel in central London is on one of the rented
blue "Boris" bikes or Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme.
There are numerous docking stations in Victoria
(minutes from Cherry Court). For more informa-
tion 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, Thomas Cook office, bureau-de-change offices and many rent-a-car firms within the station. Victoria is not within the central London congestion area.
Travel Tips -
- Ask at Victoria underground station about the Visit Oyster card, which comes preloaded ready for you to see London by tube, bus, trams, DLR and National Rail (within London travel zones). You can top-up as you need.
- Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament can be walked to from the hotel.
- Bus route 73 (from Victoria) will take you to Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch and Oxford Street (major shopping area).
- Bus route 38 (from Victoria) will take you to Hyde Park Corner, Green Park and Piccadilly Circus.
- Bus route 24 (from Victoria) will take you to Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Tottenham Road and Camden Market.
- Bus route 11 (from Victoria) will take you to Westminster, the Strand, St Paul's cathedral and Liverpool Street.
- Bus route 507 (from Victoria) will take you to Waterloo
- Bus route C1 (from Victoria) will take you to Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, Brompton Road (Harrods), Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington (Natural History and Science Museums), Earl's Court, Kensington High Street (shopping area) and Shepherd's Bush (for Westfield Shopping Centre).
- Most sight -seeing and open-decked buses leave from Victoria bus station. We have a selection of brochures and information in our hotel
- There are day trips to Bath, Stone-henge, Windsor Castle, Oxford, Cambridge, York and many more. Evan Evans Tours and Golden Tours - these companies organises luxury sightseeing around London and Britain. The pick-up and return points are very close to Cherry Court Hotel. We are an authorised agent for booking the tours, and we can reserve tickets for you prior to your arrival, please ask us via e-mail or on the phone or ask at reception. For additional information visit www.evanevans.co.uk and www.goldentours.com
Victoria's neighbours -
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.
Eating and Shopping -
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 Italian 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 refreshment, as well as 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.
Local Restaurants -
- Gran Paradiso (Italian) - 52 Wilton Road Tel: 020 78285818
- Nando's (Portuguese peri-peri dishes) 107/108 Wilton Road Tel: 020 79765719 and 17 Cardinal Walk (Victoria Street) Tel: 020 78280158
- Kym's (Chinese) - 70-71 Wilton Road Tel: 020 78288931
- Rodizio Preto (Brazilian) - 72-73 Wilton Road Tel: 020 72338668
- The Jomuna (Indian) - 74 Wilton Road Tel: 020 76300238
- About Thyme (Modern European) - 82 Wilton Road Tel: 020 78217504
- The Seafresh (Fish and Chips & Seafood) - 80-81 Wilton Road Tel: 020 78280747
- Kazan (Turkish) - 93-94 Wilton Road Tel: 020 72337100
- Loca Mexicano (Mexican/Tex-Mex) - 65 Wilton Road Tel: 020 79317325
- Ken Lo's Memories of China (Chinese) - 67-69 Ebury Street Tel: 020 77307734
- Jenny Lo's Tea House (Chinese) - 14 Eccleston Street Tel: 020 72590399
- Grand Imperial (Chinese) - 101A Buckingham Palace Road Tel: 020 78218898
- Oliveto (Italian) - 49 Elizabeth Street Tel: 020 77300074
- Olivo (Italian) - 21 Eccleston Street Tel: 020 77302505
- Wagamama's (Japanese) - Roof garden level, Cardical Place, Victoria Street Tel: 020 78280561
- La Tasca Kitchen (Spanish) - 6 Cathedral Walk, Cardinal Place, Victoria Street Tel: 020 78285515
- Zizzi's (Italian) - 15 Cardinal Walk, Victoria Street Tel: 020 78210402
- Pizza Express (Pizza) - 154 Victoria Street Tel: 020 78281477 and 46 Moreton Street Tel: 020 75929488
- Thai Cafe (Thai) - 22 Charlwood Street Tel: 020 75929584
- Dim T (Dim Sum and Oriental) - 56-62 Wilton Road Tel: 020 78340507
- Mango Tree (Thai) - 46 Grosvenor Place Tel: 020 78231888
- Noura (Lebanese) - 16 Hobart Place Tel: 020 72359444
- Boisdale (British) - 15 Eccleston Street Tel: 020 77306922
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.
Nightlife and Entertainment -
Central London has a 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.
Top tourist attractions -
- Buckingham Palace
- Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
- Trafalgar Square
- London Eye
- Westminster Abbey
- Tower of London and Tower Bridge
- Madame Tussaud's
- London Dungeon
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- British Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Tate Britain
- Tate Modern
- Royal Museums Greenwich
- Royal Academy of Arts
- National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery
- Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square
- Hyde Park
- Green Park
- St James Park
Useful links -