Hotels near London Victoria

London Victoria is a bustling transport hub and wonderfully well connected to all parts of the city. Victoria train station has direct trains to Gatwick, inner London and the South East. Victoria coach station is a major national depot, and local tube and bus links are excellent. No matter where you’re coming from, where you want to go or what you want to do, our London Victoria hotels take the hassle out of travel and put some of the city’s top tourist attractions within walking distance. Find out more about the city with our Things to do in London guide

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About London Victoria station

Is London Victoria the same as Victoria station?
Yes, Victoria station and London Victoria are both the same thing – the names are interchangeable and generally most locals will know what you mean by either. The station sits within the area of Victoria in central London.

Is London Victoria station open 24 hours?
London Victoria station is open from 4am until 12.45am, with a short gap where it’s closed in the early hours of the morning. On Fridays and Saturdays there are three night trains and the station will open 15 minutes before each departs and then close again once the train has left.

Where can you go from Victoria station?
Between the underground, over-ground, coach station, bus station and taxi rank, you can really head almost anywhere in London and beyond from London Victoria. The station is within walking distance of several famous London landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and Big Ben, or you can hop on the tube to explore more of central London. Overground trains from here service the south and south east of the UK, with lines heading to Brighton, Portsmouth, Canterbury, Eastbourne, East Grinstead and Ashford International.

Are Victoria station toilets free?
Fortunately the toilets at Victoria station are completely free and, with plenty of cubicles available, you hopefully won’t need to wait in line too long either.

Can I store luggage at Victoria station?
There are luggage storage facilities at Victoria Coach Station, around a 10 minute walk south of the main Victoria station entrance. These are open between 8.30am and 10pm.

Is Victoria station safe at night?
Yes, the area around Victoria station is generally safe at night and the area tends to be fairly busy most of the time. As with all large cities, it’s always best to keep safety front of mind at all time, but the station itself is well lit, with fast food options available during all station opening hours. The station does shut for a few hours in the very early morning, so it may be best to plan around this so you’re not left waiting on the street.

Where is the taxi rank at Victoria station?
The taxi rank is directly outside the main front entrance to Victoria station. There’s a queuing system in place here to help keep things organised in busier times.

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London Victoria Station’s Location

What part of London is Victoria station in?
Victoria station is in central London, in the City of Westminster. It’s well located for access to the South Bank, Houses of Parliament, Hyde Park and some of the city’s popular museums and shopping areas.

How far is Buckingham Palace from Victoria station?
Buckingham Palace is located just a 10 minute walk north east of Victoria Station, or around an 8 – 10 minute drive. It’s well signposted, so should be quite clear, but if you aim to walk left out of the front of the station and then right onto the A3214, this will take you all the way to the Palace, as well as St James’s Park and The Mall.

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London Victoria Underground/Tube

What tube lines go to London Victoria?
You’ll be able to access the District & Circle Lines and the Victoria Line from Victoria Underground Station. From here you can access most of central London easily, as well as other major stations such as Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington and St Pancras.

What time does Victoria tube station open?
Tubes run from and to Victoria Underground Station from 5am until midnight, with the Victoria Line running 24 hours a day on Fridays and Saturday.

Are there lifts at Victoria tube station?
Yes, there are several lifts at Victoria Underground Station, allowing step-free access from the street and over-ground rail to the tube lines, as well as between the Victoria and District & Circle Line trains.

How long does it take to get from St Pancras to Victoria by tube?
It’s just a 10 minute tube journey from St Pancras to Victoria. Hop on the Victoria Line at King’s Cross St Pancras heading south towards Brixton and it’ll be five stops to reach Victoria.

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Getting from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

How do I get from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?
There are direct trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport. The quickest option is to take the Gatwick Express, although most Southern trains from London Victoria heading south will stop at Gatwick Airport. The platforms for Gatwick departures are usually on the western side of the station, but check on the departures boards or online for exact times and details.

How long does it take to get from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?
You can usually expect the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport to take around 35 minutes. The same journey takes around an hour and a half by coach or an hour and 15 minutes to drive.

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