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Heathrow Airport to Victoria Train Station transfer
Victoria station hosts two separate stations:
The eastern side that consists of platforms 1-8 also known as Chatham side and the western side that consists of platforms 9-19 and is also known as Brighton side. Gatwick Express also operates from western side.
The station's layout allows to this separation to eastern and western side to become clear by the minute you enter but keep in mind that it is difficult to swap especially when carrying plenty of luggage.
Address: London Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1V1JU
Train Operating Companies:
Victoria Station Amenities / Services
British Transport Police
Bureau de Change
Left Luggage/Lost Property
Tickets Gatwick Express
Victoria station area
London Victoria area is dominated by the station, which gives rhythm to this area. The surrounding area is generally safe with numerous shops plenty of restaurants, fast food, cafes, pubs and many hotels. Also opposite the stations Victoria Palace Theatre and the Apollo Theatre can be found.
Victoria Street is full of retail shops and is an upcoming very strong market spot were main brands meet smaller local shops.
London Victoria is a major hotel area due to its proximity to all the main attractions of London even though most hotels are budget ones.
Victoria Station Architecture
There are three buildings that compose the Victoria station complex. The building on the left side is the original building with Edwardian style architecture and magnificent sculptures such as the two mermaids, which are considered to be from the best sculptures of that period.
The third building is the renowned Grosvenor Hotel that was built in 1860-61 by James Thomas Knowles, and also has some beautiful sculptures and distinctive architectural character. Buildings and their sculptures are in Bath stone, with some colored cement and white Suffolk brick. The best views of Victoria station is the diagonal one when standing on one of the traffic islands next to the small clock called Little Ben.