Pimlico’s Capital Car Boot Horror!


Pimlico Academy
Chichester Street entrance
Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT

Nearest tubes and trains are Pimlico
(2 mins walk) and Victoria (5 mins walk).

Bus routes 360, C10, 24, 2, 36, 185, 436

Boris Bike” docking station on St George’s Square, or chain up your bike on site.

Free Entry

This Sunday theatrically terrifying tourist attraction the London Dungeon is doing a closing down sale at the Pimlico Car Boot before moving to new premises in March. All sorts of gruesome props must be disposed of, severed limbs, false eyeballs, surgical implements and a whole range of eccentric and gory artefacts, prices for books, bones, dolls and crockery from the London Dungeon’s replica of the Ten Bells pub (believed to have been frequented by Jack the Ripper and some of his victims) are starting at just a couple of quid.

Pimlico Road Interior Design Shops

On Pimlico Road, Antiques stores are joined by bespoke furniture makers, such as Soane and Linley, and dealers of midcentury treasures like Gordon Watson and Lamberty. And the street’s gravitas continues to grow, thanks to new additions, including Coote & Bernardi, Talisman, Luke Irwin and Plus One Gallery. So, with Pimlico Road this year being named the London Design Festival’s newest design district, Interior Design Magazine Wallpaper has done a detailed review of Pimlico Road’s businesses as part of their Street View series.

Pimlico Road Shops

Pimlico Road Shops

1 Luke Irwin hand-knotted rugs

2 Gordon Watson cutting-edge 20th-century art and design

3 The Orange rustic-looking gastropub

4 Talisman furniture emporium

5 Daylesford Organic smartly packaged quality farm produce.

6 Lamberty 20th century art and design.

7 Soane Britain high-quality antiques

8 Coote & Bernardi furniture and textiles collections

9 Mark Ransom signature antique pieces and decorative accessories

10 88 Gallery rare and original 20th century decorative arts

11 Plus One Gallery hyperrealist, abstract and surreal art

12 Jamb antique and reproduction chimneypieces

Video courtesy of The Pimlico Road Association

Pimlico Carboot Sale

Carboot Recycling Center

Carboot Recycling


In addition to Pimlico’s established Markets a new asset for the community was started exactly a year ago last Sunday, and has grown to be a London phenomenon.

Every Sunday Capital Carboot holds it’s Carboot sale at Pimlico Academy, near Pimlico tube station in central London.

This is a sophisticated cosmopolitan Carboot attracting a younger crowd, many of whom deal in vintage fashion and collectables –  brands like Isabel Marant, Mulbery, Luella handbags, plenty of records, books, clothes, shoes, jewellery and homeware, and features more than a hundred sellers on a good day.

The market has both indoor pitches and outdoor,  recycling facilities onsite, and there are also toilets for visitors.

Indoor stall holders should arrive at 9:30am if coming in a vehicle to unload. Unloading vehicles will not be allowed on site after 10:00am, outdoor stall holders without vehicles should arrive 10:00am, outdoor stall holders with vehicles to remain in the sale should arrive 11:00am.

Early bird buyers entry is 10:00am (£5), and is recommended if you want to buy the bargains.

Public entry is 12:00pm until 3:30pm (£1).

Full details of the Pimlico Carboot sale are on the website and you can also follow news of the Pimlico Carboot sale on Twitter and Facebook

There is occasionally free entry at 12:30 for those who know the password, and I will post the password in our London Forum.

Look at the Local Amenities before you Rent a London Flat

How Far – Can I walk?

Everyone knows how important local shops, restaurants, pubs, buses, trains and tube stations are to where you live. The key question when flat hunting is – “how far away are local amenities?” and – “can I walk to them?”.

In order to speed up hunting for a London Flat to rent it’s important to do your research online before you start the time consuming process of booking and attending viewings. Use Google and Google Streetview to look at the property, the street it is in, and how far it is to local amenities.

Fortunately there is a new facility to enable you to automate the process, and I’ve embedded it in this blog, so you can give it a spin.

Here is the amenity report for Pimlico Flats, as you can see we are just about in the top 10% of all locations for walkable amenities. You can put any address into the panel above to compare other locations to us. I am confident that you will find that Pimlico Flats is a better place to rent a Flat than 90% of all other locations in London.

Pimlico Farmers Market

Mozart Square by Jamie Barras

Mozart Square by Jamie Barras

Pimlico Farmers’ Market

Pimlico Farmers’ Market opened in June 2002, and is now one of the biggest in London. Held in leafy Mozart square, the Market is held every Saturday from 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and offer a fantastic range of quality farmer’s foods. Current regulars include David Jennings’ fresh seafood from the East Anglian coast, Saffery Farm’s great mixture of conventional and organic vegetables and delicious fresh fruit from Chegworth Valley. Also Richard Haward’s Essex oysters when in season.

Here is where Pimlico Market is in relation to Pimlico Flats. You can zoom and scroll the map.

View Pimlico Market in a larger map

In Pimlico – Free Coffee or Free Champagne. Or Both!

London Eye 10th Birthday

London Eye 10th Birthday

Today Tuesday 9th March the London Eye will be celebrating its tenth birthday as London’s most iconic landmark with an exciting onsite birthday party. From 7pm onwards, all visitors to the Eye will enjoy an impressive light show and anyone who books a flight during that that time will also receive a free glass of Pommery Champagne to enjoy as they take in the lit up views of London’s evening skyline.

Tomorrow and every week with Giraffe’s ‘Wake Up Wednesdays’ all you need to do is pop in, say hello to the barista and order your free coffee (cappucino, latte, americano or teapigs herbal teas), say thanks then be on your merry way sipping a cup of the finest coffee around. Note – no payment step, order and go. The place is Giraffe Restaurant:

120 Wilton Road

Between 08:00 and 10:30 every wednesday until weds 16th June

Free Coffee

Free Coffee

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