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Belgravia - Pimlico

Photo of the Mozart statue near Pimlico Photo of the Mozart statue near Pimlico

New York Habitat’s prime London Vacation Rentals in Pimlico are a few steps away from Causton Street, where the Clash practiced tracks for London Calling in the long-gone Vanilla Studios, and a scenic walk to Ebury Street, where Mozart wrote his very first symphony. But these two at-oddsdistinctions are not why Pimlico earned its place at Number Three on our list of Must-See Musical Sights in London—and it’s certainly not because “Pimlico” is in a famous song. (It doesn’t rhyme with anything. Go on, we dare you to try!)

Pimlico made our list simply because of its excellent location exactly three short stops away on the Victoria Line from Brixton—so, in the words of Eddy Grant’s 1983 hit, you can “rock down to Electric Avenue” anytime you want. And staying in a New York Habitat’s apartment in Pimlico will certainly help you “take it higher.”

A neighborhood of Lambeth, Brixton is, excuse the pun, one of the most electrifying areas of London. It has a huge marketplace that sells Trinidadian and Guyanese rotis (wraps with spiced fillings), among a million other things you shouldn’t live without. In fact, the avenue got its name from this famous, sprawling marketplace, which was the first shopping area in London to have electricity. Read the entire story here…»


Star Tavern: Belgravia,London United Kingdom Star Tavern: Belgravia,London United Kingdom

Number Four on the Top Five list of musical must-see sights in London is Belgravia, one of the most beautiful and exclusive enclaves the city. The homes are owned by foreign governments, aristocrats, real-life royalty and rock n’ roll royalty alike. Even the Sultan of Brunei has a hard-to-miss place here. Can you imagine what the block parties must be like? Picture a Playboy Mansion on each street, only with old money, a lot of history and a lot more clothes (from nearby Harrod’s and Harvey Nics, naturally). Staying in a Belgravia vacation rental is the closest most of us will ever come to starring in a Merchant Ivory film.

Last week, New York Habitat brought you amazing accommodations and long-term rentals in World’s End, London, the birthplace of British punk—but in the words of Monty Python, “Now for something completely different.”

So you’re wondering why Belgravia, London made our list. The wide avenues and Georgian architecture that surround Belgrave Square also provided the setting for the musical movie My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn. Remember the songs? “Does enchantment pour out of every door, no, it’s just on the street where you live.” Read the entire story here…»