A Visitor’s Guide to Cardinal Place Shopping Centre


Address: Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JD

For anyone hoping to enjoy some much-needed retail therapy during their time in the English capital, the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre could be the place to visit.

Opened in 2005 and offering 11 floors of fantastic retail prospects for guests, Cardinal Place prides itself on providing a modern and relaxing shopping environment for London’s many visitors and offers both retail and office space that is available for rent.

Designed by EPR Architects and constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine, the building cost £200 million to create and was built directly over the District and Circle line tunnels of the London Underground – which actually pass through the basement of the building.

The centre attracts millions of visitors every year due to its excellent links to all areas of the English capital and the wide variety of stores that shoppers can enjoy during their visit.

Enclosed in a stylish and stunning structure of glass and polished steel, the stores cater to meet the needs of the wide variety of visitors to London, with something for everyone that passes through the doors of the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre.

Cardinal Place Shopping Centre guide

Opening hours for Cardinal Place Shopping Centre

The centre is open between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm seven days per week. However, individual store opening times may vary.

Open Time : 6.00 AM
Close Time : 11.00 PM

Stores on offer at the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre

Guests can be assured there are retailers to meet the needs of even the most discerning shopper at the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre, with big names including:

  • Accessorize
  • Boots
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • Clarks
  • Cycle Surgery
  • Emson Haig
  • Goldsmiths
  • Hawes & Curtis
  • Hobbs
  • Hotel Chocolate
  • Jones Bootmaker
  • L’Occitane
  • Lavand
  • Mango
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Molton Brown
  • Monsoon
  • Runners Need
  • Space NK
  • Specsavers
  • The North Face
  • The Perfume Shop
  • Topshop
  • Little Waitrose
  • Zara

Indeed, it is not just the outstanding variety in stores that keeps visitors coming back time and again, but guests can also make use of the many opportunities to catch a bite to eat or to simply sit back and relax during their stay, with branches of Zizzi, Wagamama, Nando’s and Ha!Ha! all to be found here.

An array of coffee shops also present a perfect place to unwind after some hard-earned retail therapy, while the wide open spaces of the centre make simply walking around and taking in the sights a joy for visitors to partake of.

Local cinema options (Nearby Cardinal Place Shopping Centre) for visitors

Visitors hoping to enjoy the many local amenities of the area might also like to take a trip to one of the many nearby cinemas in this busy part of London.

Curzon Victoria:

The newest addition to the popular Curzon cinema brand, Curzon Victoria is a film-lovers paradise, with regular viewings of classic movies and access to amenities not found at less luxurious venues.  Featuring a state-of-the-art Sony 4K projection and 3D cinema experience, as well as its own bar and restaurant, a trip to Curzon Victoria can be more than just catching the latest Hollywood blockbuster and a bucket of popcorn.

Royal Court Theatre:

With more than 120,000 visitors to Sloane Square in London’s happening centre, Royal Court is a leading name in provocative art and theatre on both stage and the silver screen. Open throughout the year, the theatre also offers its own bar where visitors can relax and unwind either before or after a show.

Where to park near Cardinal Place Shopping Centre?

Car Parking

Visitors planning to head to the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre by car are well catered for when it comes to places to park. Here are just some of the nearby parking facilities that visitors can make use of:

  1. Victoria Station Car Park (0.4 miles, nine minutes’ travel time on foot)
  2. Guildhouse Street Car Park (0.4 miles, eight minutes)
  3. Rochester Row Car Park (0.3 miles, five minutes)
  4. NCP Victoria (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
  5. Q-Park Westminster (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
  6. Q-Park Pimlico (0.7 miles, 15 minutes)

Anyone hoping to drive during their time in the English capital should remember that traffic volumes can be high, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. Visitors should therefore book their parking in advance and factor in additional time to reach their destination when driving in the centre of London.

Underground links for centre visitors

For those that would rather forego the stresses of car hire and driving during their visit, the extensive London Underground network offers an excellent alternative means for traversing the city.

Travellers can make use of regular Underground rail links that connect all parts of the Greater London area, with stations near to the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre including:

  1. Victoria Underground (Circle, District and Victoria lines)
  2. St James’s Park (Circle and District lines)
  3. Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines)
  4. Pimlico (Victoria line)
  5. Sloane Square (Circle and District lines)
  6. Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)
  7. Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line)
  8. Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)
  9. Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)

Overground rail services can also be made use of by London visitors planning journeys via the nearby London Victoria Station, which offers access to wider Greater London rail services. In particular, the station serves the Gatwick Express, Southern and Southeastern rail franchises.

Local bus services can also ensure visitors will not be left in the lurch when hoping to reach the centre, with nearby routes including: 11, 24, 148, 211 and 507.

Full details of all public transport options to the local area, including timetables and station opening hours, can be found by visiting the Transport for London website.

Other attractions for London guests

It is not simply the Cardinal Place Shopping Centre that attracts countless visitors to the bustling centre of the English capital though, as the city prides itself on offering something for everyone in terms of entertainment and diversion.

Here are some of the other nearby attractions that London visitors might to explore during their stay:

  1. Buckingham Palace (0.4 miles, eight minutes’ travel time via public transport)
  2. Westminster Abbey (0.6 miles, six minutes)
  3. Palace of Westminster (0.7 miles, seven minutes)
  4. Trafalgar Square (1.2 miles, 11 minutes)
  5. The National Gallery (1.2 miles, ten minutes)
  6. Tate Britain (one mile, 15 minutes)
  7. Coca-Cola London Eye (1.1 miles, 16 minutes)
  8. National Portrait Gallery (1.3 miles, 12 minutes)
  9. Victoria and Albert Museum (1.6 miles, 14 minutes)
  10. Natural History Museum (1.8 miles, 14 minutes)
  11. Wellington Arch (0.8 miles, nine minutes)
  12. Churchill War Rooms (0.7 miles, eight minutes)
  13. Hyde Park (0.9 miles, 17 minutes)
  14. Banqueting House (0.9 miles, seven minutes)
  15. Big Ben (0.7 miles, seven minutes)
  16. St James’s Park (0.7 miles, ten minutes)