SW1P, Where We Live

Hide Tower
We live in one of the pre-eminent postcodes in London; SW1, it extends from the established grandeur of the Belgravia Estate to the rejuvenated environs of Westminster and Pimlico.

Hide Tower where we live is a landmark building of 160 flats over 20 floors built by Westminster City Council, and completed 1962.

Overlooking Vincent Square, to the west and the Houses of Parliament to the north east the building of Hide Tower began in 1959 and was completed in 1962 it has 23 floors and 162 flats, built by the local council and was designed by architects Stillman and Eastwick-Field.

It was constructed on the site of a nursery, and where the garden is now there used to be a row of small terraced houses, one or two of our elderly residents were born and raised in these houses.

Most of the apartments/flats have stunning views of the London skyline including many of London’s illustrious sights you know there are not many people can say that you can cook and see Big Ben at the same time.

The complex has an arrangement of trees on the site including a private flower garden and a community hall for resident meetings. Approximately a quarter of the accommodation is privately rented; the other half is rented from Westminster City Council and the remainder is owner occupied. The name derives from "hide", an old English land measure (used in the Domesday Survey of 1086).

The nearest London Underground stations are Westminster, Pimlico, and Victoria. London Victoria is also a National Rail main line terminus and nearby is the national coach station.

Healthcare in Pimlico
Westminster and Pimlico Health Centre

(020) 7834 6969
15 Denbigh Street, SW1V 2HF

The Westminster and Pimlico Health Centre provides a full range of services to 11,000 local
Residents; these include maternity, medical and contraceptive services, child health surveillance and minor surgery. Drs Mitchell, Munday, Tew and Mostad work full time.

The Belgravia Surgery
24-26 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9PY
0207 590 8000

Victoria Medical Centre
29 Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V 1SN
0844 477 8740
Victoria Medical Centre is the oldest practice in Westminster and has been in existence since before the NHS began. It is also the largest General Practice Surgery in the area and offers a wide range of services from a purpose built, state-of-the art premises conveniently situated in the heart of Pimlico.

Millbank Medical Centre
20 Page Street, SW1P 4EN
0207 834 5502

Gentle Dental Care
Chapter Chambers, 12 Chapter Street, SW1P 4NR

Pimlico Dental Care
124a Regency Street, SW1P 4AP
020 7233 5600
email - residoc@yahoo.com or patinwwa@yahoo.com

Westminster House Dental Practice
11-13 Horseferry Road, SW1P 2AH
Telephone: 020 7976 5251
Fax: 020 7233 9574
Email: georgina.bushby@rodericksdental.co.uk or Westminster@rodericksdental.co.uk


Portman’s Pharmacy
93-95 Tachbrook Street, SW1V 2QA
Telephone: 020 7834 2816
Fax: 020 7834 2816

Victoria Pharmacy
58 Horseferry Road
Westminster SW1P 2AF
Telephone: 020 7222 5793
Fax: 020 7222 5793

Gees Chemist
27-29 Warwick Way, SW1V 1QT
Telephone: 020 7834 6050
Fax: 020 7932 0506