Here is the latest instalment in our series of ‘Where to live in London’ on a particular tube line posts. In this article we’ve chosen 5 residential areas of London which have stations on the Victoria line.
You might choose to live somewhere with a station on this line if you work in places such as Victoria, Oxford Circus, Euston or King’s Cross.
The Victoria line uses a light blue colour on the London tube map. It is a short tube line and only serves 16 stations.
Stockwell is located in South London and is flanked by Clapham Road and Brixton Road all the way up to Kennington. An interesting fact about Stockwell is that it contains the largest Portuguese population outside of Portugal (an estimated 27,000 people). This means that Stockwell has a fantastic selection of Portuguese restaurant and food options, particularly on the South Lambeth Road. Stockwell is a really quick tube or bus ride into Central London and a stone’s throw away from Clapham or Brixton for a night out, although it still boasts plenty of pubs of it’s own. For more information on Stockwell please read our Stockwell Area Guide.
Brixton is infamous for many reasons, some of them bad, some of them good. The area of Brixton is absolutely buzzing with activity in the form of live music, cuisines from around the globe, market stalls and er yes you’ll sometimes come across the whiff of something illegal in the air. Brixton locals are extremely proud of their town and have even lauched their own currency, the Brixton Pound which has been in use since September 2009. Brixton is at the very end of the Victoria line, which is a good thing as it means you can often get a seat on a north-bound train. For more information about Brixton, please read our Brixton Area Guide.
Pimlico is situated in the SW1 postcode which confusingly for some is actually north of the river in the borough of Westminster. Although it’s in the centre of the town there is a great deal of ex-council and housing association accommodation which makes living in Zone 1 an affordable option for some. There are plenty of cultural and sightseeing activities for you in or near Pimlico including trips to Tate Britain, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and Palace, Westminster Abbey and of course you can always wander alongside the river. For more information about living in Pimlico, please read our Pimlico Area Guide.
N5 can be found to the south of Finsbury Park and to the north of ever-popular Islington, so it’s a perfect location if you’re looking for close proximity to amazing nightlife, bars, restaurants and independent, swanky shops. Highbury itself offers the largest park in Islington, called Highbury Fields, the Highbury Swimming pool and great transport connections into Central London. Accommodation here comes with quite a high price tag, but you get what you pay for, so if you can afford it you won’t be disappointed. To find out more about Highbury, please read our Highbury Area Guide.
Quite different to Highbury is the E17 postcode of Walthamstow which is famous for THAT boyband and the former dog racing track. This is an affordable part of town to live in which is located near to the open spaces of Waltham Forest. It’s found at the northern end of the Victoria line, which is perfect for getting a seat on for that early morning south-bound journey into work. For more information on Walthamstow, please read our Walthamstow Area Guide.
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