Victoria's Hidden Gems

Take a look at our round-up of the best bits of the area for you to visit on a lunch break or a long walk.

Little Ben

First erected in 1892, Little Ben is a scale model of the clock tower at The Houses of Parliament. Visitors to Victoria may have noticed the absence of this Grade-II listed monument after it went into storage in 2012 due to renovation works in the area. Today, Big Ben is proudly back on display in its home at the junction of Victoria Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Optical by Stuart Haygarth

The giant spherical chandelier that forms the centrepiece of the foyer at 62 Buckingham Gate is the work of Stuart Haygarth - an artist known for his inventive repurposing of found objects. ‘Optical’ is made from 80,000 discarded prescription lenses, and resembles a breathtaking glass glitterball.