USEFUL LOCAL INFORMATION – more will added as it becomes available

22 June – read HERE
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6 July – read HERE
Connects volunteers and organisations with those in need of help. It is available from 9am to 6pm seven days a week.  If you or anyone you know needs help as a result of COVID-19 you can get in touch by emailing or calling 020 7641 1222.
The website is at
Anyone in the UK aged over 5 who is showing coronavirus symptoms is now eligible to book a swab test to find out if they have the virus. If you have difficulty with the digital portals, you can ring a new 119 service to book a test.
People can register for a test at



This app is not the Track & Trace App you may have heard about in the news, but It is funded by NIHR (the research arm of the NHS) and about 4 million people are using it.


You simply report your health status once a day – It just takes a few seconds. It provides researchers and the government with accurate real-time data – the more of us who report, the better they know what is happening in each area and the earlier they are able to spot any local flare up. It is also helped to identify previously unknown symptoms such as the loss of taste and smell.


Regular users are offered a rapid test (at home or at a government test facility) when they report any new symptoms that could be coronavirus infection. Some people with no obvious symptoms are also offered tests as part of the research.


Ask your friends to do this as well. Find out more and download the app HERE


has re-opened.


flower shop in Churton Street has re-opened. Their beautiful display in the front of their shop has been much missed. At the moment they will be open from Thursdays to Saturdays.

If you need something special, call John on 020 7834 8784.


the Nikon camera equipment shop in Churton Street has re-opened. They are operating an appointment-only system from 10.00am to 5.30pm, Monday – Friday.


'old-school' fish & chips takeway in Strutton Ground has re-opened.

Monday – Friday: 11.15am to 8.00pm
Saturday: 11:15am to 4.00pm


independent gift shop in Upper Tachbrook Street has re-opened. It's full of really nice stuff from small designers, artisans and ethical producers.


pub on Warwick Way next to Gees chemist is opening for take away drinks


modern British and European restaurant in Wilton Road is re-opening on 15th July and are taking bookings. They are also offering a 'Lorne at Home' service.

Find out more at


French restaurant at 22 Palmer Street (off Caxton Street) has re-opened. They have a large dining outdoor area.

Their telephone number is 020 3990 5377, email


hardware shop in Tachbrook Market has reopened. Every day from 10.00am to 3.00pm.


has re-opened for takeaways.


if your looking for a 'high end' takeway, this may be the place for you – just over the bridge on the Vauxhall roundabout. They have set menus and a full menu available Tuesday to Saturday (noon – 9.00pm) for pick-up or delivery. 

Some of the dishes may need a small amount of finishing at home (e.g. putting the dressing onto the salad or finishing cooking though a meat dish in your oven).

you can order online HERE and telephone is 020 7720 2926.


in Pimlico Road are doing a range of ingredients boxes for 2–4 people (Sunday Roast, Butchery & BBQ and Recipe of the Week), meat and vegetable boxes and also a choice of three pre-cooked pies. Order by 11.00am for collection or delivery the next day.

Their telephone number is 020 8175 9411 and website at


have launched Côte at Home which has just started delivering to our area Monday to Saturday. Each portion serves two (except for a couple of the desserts), and the menu looks rather nice.

You do seem to have to allow a few days notice. The minimum order is £40, delivery is £4.95 but free for orders over £80. 

Their website is at or, if you prefer to order by phone, call 020 3900 1287 between 9.00am to 6.00pm.


our very local Italian coffee shop on the corner of Churton Street and Charlwood Place is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Nick and I celebrated this happy news with a latte and fantastic fresh crema croissant each! It was great to see Giulio back again.


Turkish restaurant in Warwick Way is open every day from noon to 10.30pm. You can visit them or order by phone and then collect. Their telephone number is 020 7828 5940.


Italian restaurant  at 25 Eccleston Street is open for take-away collection or delivery every day from 6.00pm to 10.00pm. You can find out more and see their menu and prices HERE.

Call 020 3827 3000 to place an order – payment over the phone or via contactless card on collection.


at 10a Vauxhall Bridge Road is open from 10.00am to 11.00pm. We have never eaten there but it seems to have good reviews on google. You can go yourself (cheaper) and if you want to see their menu it's on Deliveroo HERE

Their number is 020 7834 9941.


in Regency Street just off Vauxhall Bridge Road is open for shoe repairs and dry cleaning from Monday to Saturday (10.00am to 4.00pm).

Telephone numbers: 020 7931 9944 and 07828 684 138


garden centre will plants deliver to your door and come recommended by a resident who has used them very recently. Their website is at


in Pimlico Road is open Monday to Saturday (8.00am to 6.00pm and Sunday (10.00am to 4.00pm) and have lots of organic produce. Maximum of 5 customers in the shop at a time, only one per household, card payments only. 

You can also arrange for click & collect or delivery to your door. For information about what products you can order online go to, to find out about delivery, which may be free, go to


Our main Post Office on Vauxhall Bridge Road is open weekdays (9.00am to 3.00pm) and Saturday (9.00am to 12.30pm). To find out which other local ones are open and at what times go to and put SW1V into the location finder.

The Royal Mail office in Howick Place has restricted opening hours 7.00–9.00am (closed Wednesday and Sunday).


in Elizabeth Street is open weekdays 7.00am to 3.00pm and weekends 8.00am to 3.00pm for coffee, pastries, cakes and a deli counter of ready-made food to take away.

Nick and I had a nice walk up there and back, pausing in the pretty but deserted Eccelston Yard outside area to finish our coffee and share a cake.

They also have a new 'urban grocer' order & collection service. Find out more HERE


are long-established, friendy Pimlico wine merchants on the corner of Charlwood Place and Churton Street. They are open weekdays from 10.00am to 5.00pm and Saturdays 10.30pm to 5.00pm (closed for one day on 10th April).

You can pop in or phone and John will help you choose a wine, or order online at Their telephone number is 0207 630 6254 and they will deliver locally.

They have supplied the wine and glasses for our CCRA Christmas party for many many years now.


in Strutton Ground is open weekdays 7.00am to 4.00pm and weekends 8.00am to 4.00pm, serving coffee, pastries and cakes.

Their teleleone number od 0207 222 6213.


The Express Coffee Co in Strutton Ground is open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.00am to 6.00pm, serving coffee and pizzas. 

You can shop in person or order & collect by calling 0207 233 0557.


If you fancy combining your permitted excercise with picking up some lovely stuff to eat, try walking over to 84–86 Petty France. They are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

They have coffees, bread, sanwiches, pastries, cakes, pizza and fresh organge juice. Nick and I just tried it out and had a nice walk back drinking our coffee and eating a pastry – small pleasures!

Their telephone is 0207 799 4999 and website is HERE 


at 3 Westmoreland Terrace is open every day from 8.00am to 2.00pm. Last wash is 12.30pm. Only 4 customers are allowed in at one time.


in Warwick Way are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Their telehone number is 020 702 0088.

Their online collection and delivery service is also operating – you can find out more at


if you are in self-isolation and have a plumbing problem, there is an app called Clipfix which may help, available from the App Store and Google Play. 

For £15, you can speak to a plumber for 15 minutes via a live video call from your mobile device. If it's possible to fix the problem yourself, they will help you do it.

More infomation at


in Churton Street are open weekdays from 8.00am to 1.00pm. Only two cutomers are allowed in at a time.

Their telephone number is 0207 834 0901 if you want to check first they have what you are looking for.


indian-pakistan restaurant at 5 Denbigh Street is open every day for takeaway orders. Lunch: noon to 3.00pm, Dinner: 6.00pm to midnight.

Their telephone number for orders is 202 7864 8476.

Read their menu HERE


the artisan grocery, deli and coffee shop at the Rampayne Street entrance of Pimlico Station is open on weekdays from 8.00am to 7.30pm.

The shop is stocked with all sorts of lovely stuff – you can see exactly what they have available with prices HERE (items in red are currently out of stock). Nick and I visited and they are serving coffees and pastries from their window hatch. 


on the corner of Chuton Street and Belgrave Road has closed completely for the time being. Carlo sends his best wishes to everybody.


These stores tend to be much quieter

WAITROSE in Bressenden Place (7.00am to 10.00pm, Sundays 12.00 to 6.00pm)

M&S FOOD in Cardinal Place (weekdays 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am to 6.00pm, Sundays 11.00am to 5.00pm)

SAINSBURY'S in Rochester Row (every day 7.00am to 9.00pm)

SAINSBURY'S in Victoria Station – in the shopping centre, near the entrance on Belgrave Road (every day 06.00 to 10.00pm)


will be closed to the public as operators temporarily suspend all services to and from the coach station.

Coach services that do not use Victoria Coach Station will also be significantly reduced from Monday 6th April. This includes the temporary suspension of the Oxford Tube (London to Oxford) and Green Line 702 (London to Windsor, Bracknell and Reading) services.  Check your journey before trying to travel.


Italian restaurant on Willow Walk is open again for takeaway and deliveries Monday to Saturday from 5.00 to 10.00pm.

Their telepone number is 0207 834 5778  and you can see their menu HERE


are open every day from 8.00am to 5.00pm (Sundays 10.00am to 3.00pm). They are limiting the number of customers in at a time and have orgainsed a safe queuing system outside. 


If you get your newspapers delivered (or would like to have them delivered) and you find your newsagent is no longer offering this, you can subscribe. 

The Times will delivery printed copies (we are in their delivery area) and you also get access to their online version. See

Some of the other Newspapers have a similar service.


on the corner of Charlwood Street and Tachbrook Street have re-opened from 7.00am to 7.00pm every day.


on the corner of Charlwood Street and Tachbrook Street are open for takeaway at lunchtime (12–3pm) on weekdays, and evenings (6–11.30pm) every day. They will give a 10% discount if you collect yourself. You can also order from them via Deliveroo.

Their number is 0207 592 9584 and you can see the menu on their website at

We had a lovely supper from them the other evening.


on the corner of Warwick Way and Denbigh Street is offering a reduced menu consisting of their full Pizza Menu, Coffee, Cocktails, and Wine to take home.

Place your order and pay by phoning Lorenzo at UNo. on 0207 834 1001 and collect from the restaurant.

More information, menu and prices on their website HERE


John and Phillip in Upper Tachbrook Street have lots of lovely cheeses in stock. Their website is at and telephone number is 020 7931 0628.

To pre-order, telephone during normal business hours. Payment can be on collection.

Free local delivery: payment by card over the phone (if the card is registered to the same address as the delivery address), otherwise cash on delivery.


are butchers selling beef, lamb, pork, poultry, sausages and eggs in Tachbrook market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. His sales list is available HERE.

Order from Frankie by 3.00pm for free next day delivery within Pimlico via text or WhatsApp on 07872 665 445 or email at Minimum order for free delivery is £20.00. Please call him only you have an urgent query.

Include your full name and address and, if ordering by email, your mobile number if possible. When the order is ready he will send you a text with the total price: make your payment to P J FRANKLAND BUTCHERS, sort code 08-92-50, Account number 70939415


is selling fresh fish and shellfish in Tachbrook market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Text is preferred (07799 073 060) or email ( Jonathan a list of what you want with your name and he will have it ready for you to collect between 2pm and 3pm when it is quiet. Please call him only you have an urgent query.


is selling fresh fruit and vegetables in Tachbrook market every day except Wednesdays. You can see a list of what he has on the stall HERE

Email Ian ( or text (07908 020 959) a list of what you want (with your name) before 5pm the day before. He will deliver free to those aged over 70 or needing to self-isolate. Please call him only you have an urgent query.


in Churton Street have now re-opened for takeway bread, pastries, coffee and some groceries.

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