Don’t miss our pick of the best things to do near Victoria Station in picture-pretty Belgravia.
Studio Pottery London
Throw a pot a stone’s throw from Victoria Station. Studio Pottery London is a calming sanctuary for first-timers to experienced potters.
Time in the city can be chaotic enough, so flee the crowds and enjoy a class in a large, light and airy space.
The tuition from the resident potter is sympathetic and friendly, with community spirit a pillar of Studio Pottery London.
One-to-one and group classes are available, and groups limited by 12 available wheels means you will receive the assistance you need.
Create a coffee cup to remind you of your fantastic experience at Studio Pottery London every time you take a morning sip.
A 3-hour taster session costs £130 per person and can be booked through the website.
29 Eccleston Place, London, SW1W 9AZ
Whether you’re just happy to pop in and grab a cup of something hot to have with an artisan biscuit or looking to experience something a little different to do while away the day, Biscuiteers Belgravia near Victoria Station has you covered.
Join an icing course to learn some new techniques. Expert tips will be provided by resident icers who are on hand to offer their friendly support.
You’ll get to take home some beautifully hand-iced biscuits from the boutique (along with your own creations). All products are wrapped in signature hand-illustrated tins.
Prices for adults start from £70, while prices for kids start from £45.
14-15 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9AZ
A cleverly named meditation centre located slap bang in the middle of Victoria, Re:Mind offers meditation, healing, breathwork, sound therapy and energy healing classes.
The studio is a calming space, thoughtfully decorated with plants, soft lighting and neutral colours.
Get your zen on and remain mindful during a guided meditation before browsing the artisanal products in the shop. Take away a beautifully crafted notebook for around £13 and write about Re:Mind on the first page of your new journal.
Teacher-led sessions are reasonably priced. Enquire through the website for availability.
25a Eccleston Place, London, SW1W 9NF
Based in leafy Eccleston Yards, MasterPeace offers painting classes and creative courses, from candle making to alfresco paint and sip experiences, which can be enjoyed in the courtyard with a glass of wine (prices starting at £45).
Kind and talented teachers are on hand to guide you through the creative process.
Art kits are also available to buy to enable you to continue your new hobby at home, with a kit on painting the Devonshire countryside costing £28.
12 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9AZ
Peggy Porschen Parlour
This pastel-pink cafe has to be one of the prettiest cafés near Victoria Station.
Perfectly situated on the corner of Ebury Street, a stone’s throw away from Victoria Station, Peggy Porschen has been snapped and Instagrammed since its opening in 2010.
Stroll past everyone taking selfies at the entrance and you will be greeted with a very pretty pastel pink façade with a beautiful wraparound terrace. Step through the doors into a very quaint setting adorned in floral arrangements. Grab a seat and enjoy a red velvet cupcake and cappuccino for less than £10.
116 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 9QQ
The Lanesborough Grill
Soak up the chic atmosphere at The Lanesborough Grill to enjoy some modern British dining near Victoria Station. Head chef Shay Cooper has put together a delectable assortment of mouthwatering plates and a seasonal menu of local organic produce.
The English sirloin, bone marrow and oxtail comes highly recommended. If you fancy something a little more regal, afternoon tea is available.
The dining room is beautifully lit by the natural light that floods in through the domed glass roof and is gently illuminated at night under the glittering chandeliers.
Demand is high, so we recommend booking ahead. Find the contact details on the website below.
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA
Give your nails a glow-up at Nailuxury, just up the road from Victoria Station.
Apart from offering manicures and pedicures, Nailuxury also offers eyebrow threading, waxing and eyelash extensions.
If all the pampering gets you thirsty, grab a cocktail or coffee to quench your thirst.
Nail extensions will cost you £25.
20 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QP
Step up your yoga game at Hotpod Yoga. Feel the benefit of stretching and sweating through a 37-degree class in a futuristic-style pod.
All you’ll need to bring is a towel and bottle of water, relaxation is provided in-house.
Beginners and advanced Yogis are equally welcome.
Centrally located, you won’t have long to walk back to Victoria Station. Prices start at £22 and it’s best to book online.
19 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9AZ