Victoria station, also known as London Victoria, is a central London railway terminus and well-connected London Underground station in Victoria, in the City of Westminster. Named after the nearby Victoria Street (not the Queen), the mainline station is a terminus of the Brighton mainline to Gatwick Airport and Brighton and the Chatham mainline to Ramsgate and Dover via Chatham.
Victoria Station first opened in 1860 and you will find it at Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND.
The station complex is in Victoria in the City of Westminster, immediately south of the London Inner Ring Road. It is located south of Victoria Street, east of Buckingham Palace Road and west of Vauxhall Bridge Road.
The station is managed by Network Rail and you can see their information page on the station here.
With over 81 million passenger entries and exits in 2015/16, Victoria is the second-busiest station in London (and Great Britain) after Waterloo. Combined with the Underground Station and interchanges in the national rail station, London Victoria handled about 170 million passengers in 2015 and passenger numbers continue to rise. Connecting London with Gatwick Airport, it brings millions of tourists to attractions such as Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, and interlinks with other transport links such as London Underground and Victoria Coach station.
To help passengers choose the correct service, the floor of the main concourse at Victoria is marked with different coloured lines. Passengers can follow the line marked with the specific colour for the service they want to arrive at their intended departure point. At least, that is the idea.
If you are visiting Pimlico Osteopathy, we are an easy walk from Victoria station. A lot of our patients are commuters from all over London who need to pass through Victoria on their way to or from work and find us a very convenient location for osteopathy, massage, acupuncture and our other services.
Insider tip – take a short-cut by going out of the little station side-exit next to Macdonalds and down by Wicked the musical, then straight down Vauxhall Bridge Road and round the corner.
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