The history of Victoria

From one of the world's most famous buildings, Buckingham Palace, and the traditional changing of the Guards, to the birthplace of the Suffragette movement and the area that nurtured the talent of Mozart, SW1 has a rich history with both political and cultural significance.

Once leaving the station, the most famous of Victoria's historical buildings appears :

 

Buckingham Palace

 

Forever steeped in tradition and ceremony, the Palace's Changing of the Guards is a phenomenon which is watched by millions

The palace itself sits next to another historic site,

 

St James's Park

 

An iconic space, it is known as one of the most tranquil and picturesque oases in London, attracting more than five and a half million visitors each year

It was in SW1 that Emmeline Pankhurst founded the

 

Suffragette movement

 

Otherwise known as the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903. 

It was in Ebury Street that the eight-year-old

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

wrote his first two symphonies (K16 and K19 in the Köchel catalogue, for those au fait with the Mozart composition-numbering system).

To learn more about the area's history, head to SW1.London