Located southwest of Victoria and a short walk from Sloane Square, this is a less-traversed area which locals like to preserve for themselves. The slightly forgotten cousin of nearby oligarch-occupied territories, Pimlico's elegant Regency terraces and garden squares carry a slight melancholic feel not often found in fast-paced London.
It's the perfect place to dip into a post-war novel over a pint at the Orange, or head for a proper English fry-up at the Regency, all white tiles, hot tea and egg and chips.
Meeting locals is also easy, if you know where to go. Pimlico's farmers market is held on what residents call Orange or Mozart Square, an address not included in the A-Z but which is located on the corner of Ebury Street and Pimlico Road. Here Phil sells homemade pasta and Rich proudly presents his Essex oysters, only 15 minutes' walk from Harvey Nichols.