London Unfolded… #CocorosingIt in Pimlico
London. As one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, it’s no wonder that our capital is a source of inspiration, from technology and entrepreneurial start-ups to art, fashion and film.
Drawing on our own London roots, we’ve named each of our shoes after some of our favourite areas, from Bayswater to Shoreditch and Kensington to Hampstead. Let us take you on a tour of London with the latest in our series of blog posts that will explore the different areas our city has to offer. We hope we will inspire you to pick up your Oyster card, slip on your Cocorose shoes and see what our amazing city has to offer you. #LondonUnfolded
Elegant and understated, our ‘Pimlico‘ shoes reflect the neighbourhood from which they take their name…
Walk south from the hub bub of Victoria train station and you will find yourself in the small, quiet district of Pimlico. This unassuming, elegant and mainly residential area of Central London sits on the north bank of the Thames and is easy to miss amidst its better known Westminster, Chelsea and Belgravia neighbours.
But not many neighbourhoods can count the Tate Britain, showcasing historical and contemporary British art as their local museum. And few can boast over 350 Grade II listed buildings and churches in such a small area.
Many a famous person, from Winston Churchill to writer Joseph Conrad, actor Laurence Olivier and designer Laura Ashley has called this enclave of private gardens and Regency architecture home and there are blue plaques on many of the white stucco terraces that line its streets.
On Saturdays (9am-1pm), the Pimlico Road Farmer’s Market at Orange Square (not far from Sloane Square) offers a perfect chance to CocoroseIt whilst you browse and sample the delights the stands have to offer.