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London Victoria Railway Station (VIC)

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  • Toby M.
    "Buy ticket for Gatwick Express on the train."(16 Tips)
    Amin A.
    "Best way to get to Brighton."(7 Tips)
    Petra
    "your luggage at the Victoria Coach Station"(9 Tips)
    Joni H.
    "Delicious curry and sushi to go!"(10 Tips)
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  • prima f.
    prima fili1 week ago
    Been here 25+ times
    It’s such a mess, thank Southern trains for it, I guess...
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellOctober 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Gatwick Express is extremely overpriced . Use only if you're not paying for it.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KingSeptember 25
    Passport photo booth nr platforms 1 & also 7, £6 and takes card payment
  • Tommy Kaivyn S.
    Tommy Kaivyn S.July 21
    Been here 100+ times
    Peak time at this station is a real nightmare try to avoid at any cost because you might be stuck queueing for the tube longer than you think
  • Ezryn Z.
    There are always a lot of people in this station. If you do lose your way amongst the crowd, look for the signs on the floor and ceilings.
  • Joe
    JoeMay 3
    Free restrooms to use here.
  • DxbM
    DxbMMay 2
    As of Date. No Gatwick Express after 23:00 until further notice. 1st May 2017
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeApril 29
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're travelling with Gatwick Express and bought tickets online which need to be collected, go straight to platform 13/14 and use the ticket machines there: shorter queues than rest of the station
  • Katja M.
    Katja M.April 29
    Been here 5+ times
    Very well organized. Burgers, sushi and grill for the food pause. Starbucks on the second floor. For undergtound station access follow the signs, it's kind of hidden.
  • Георгий Ю.
    Overcrowded in the peak hours, be prepared to queue to get a ticket
  • Kenzie C.
    Kenzie CfcDecember 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Dive dirty place
  • Ville V.
    Ville VatanenDecember 18, 2016
    Lots of shops and places to eat.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChuchmekDecember 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    What a mess here
  • Keith G.
    Keith GreywoodOctober 30, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Not enough ticket machines! Busy
  • Tam R.
    Tam RzhOctober 14, 2016
    So, so, so busy. Regardless, a nice station.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonOctober 9, 2016
    If you're changing at Barnham for SOU or PMH, sit in the front 3 coaches. When you get off, you don't have to move til your next train. Saves a mad dash for the doors
  • John F.
    John FlitcroftOctober 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Left luggage is much cheaper at the bus station, just up the road. (£5 per 24 hours for under 20kg)
  • Robert S.
    Robert Syner ✯September 4, 2016
    Don't rely on the gatwick express !!!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RobertsonJuly 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Just hang out in Wetherspoons and get drunk before travelling.
  • Gary E.
    Gary EzraJuly 12, 2016
    Delayed again
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisJuly 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Trains always late
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱June 28, 2016
    Gate 15-19 to Gatwick Airport. You can use your oyster card to pay the fare.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukMay 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Big train station! Lots of shops, coffee shops, junk food . There's free wifi in Starbucks which is working good ! Paid toilets . Train to Gatwick airport . Victoria coach station is 3mins walk .
  • Luke B.
    Luke BakerMay 17, 2016
    The amount and variety of shops here isn't what you expect at a train station
  • hinyan w.
    hinyan wongMay 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    A poorly operated station. It is dirty, there are queues everywhere and ticket machines that are slow and confusing.
  • Javier G.
    Javier GagoMay 8, 2016
    Always busy, good train connections and access to Victoria line. Walking distance to Buckingham Palace and to St James and Green Park
  • Andreia D.
    Andreia DuarteApril 17, 2016
    Connections to lots of places. Very busy and crowded
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielMarch 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Trains to the south coast :)
  • DM
    DMFebruary 26, 2016
    Due to some repairing, the started to close it on Sundays, what've created traffic disaster..
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoJanuary 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Apparently you need tickets to travel...
  • Ixora A.
    Ixora AyunaNovember 8, 2015
    Don't mess with the rush hour crowd.
  • Jon L.
    Jon Linklater-JohnsonNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Toilets are now 50p not 30p as some tips say.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightJune 18, 2015
    Don't trust an app to give you your platform number. Check the boards as they change.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerMay 24, 2015
    The WiFi is variable across the concourse. Toilets cost 50p.
  • Marjan V.
    So this station is huge! London, what can I say? I felt like Alice in what-platform-do-I-take-land. There actaully was a white rabbit. It may have been a rat.
  • Alyssa N.
    Alyssa NgMay 2, 2015
    Renovation done. Looks good.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinApril 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Upstairs has been renovated so it's better! If the main underground entrance is too busy, go through the other entrance by the bus station.
  • Ашли .
    Ашли 🤖April 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Pro-tip: Vic Stn now enforces ticket barrier checks for railcards if you have bought a railcard ticket 😖 - pain for legitimate railcard owners.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KanakisApril 3, 2015
    Rushing around those halls full of history is always a great experience
  • Paulo Marcello(Lelo) D.
    Mind The Gap
  • Mary Colette N.
    Mary Colette NatashaMarch 29, 2015
    Great selection of shops and foods.
  • Yiannis P.
    Yiannis PapasavvasMarch 24, 2015
    Big and crowded, lots of shops and food outlets for every taste.Take the bus the train or the tube from here, travel south or Gatwick Airport with Gatwick Express.Shopping mall attached to the station
  • KENZINIO C.
    KENZINIO CFCMarch 23, 2015
    Trains don't run late enough from here
  • Ben M.
    Ben MacrowMarch 22, 2015
    Great burritos in the adjoining shopping centre
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AgarMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Good selection of food outlets upstairs
  • Nasser B.
    Nasser BinnassarMarch 15, 2015
    Very organized and alot of tickets kiosks
  • Hubert H.
    Hubert HynowskiMarch 11, 2015
    Standard station
  • Andres S.
    Andres SuarezMarch 2, 2015
    Inaf al morning commute.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the busiest train stations in London! You can catch trains from here, access the tube and coach station. There's pop up shops and coffee stands on the ground floor and centre IP the top.
  • Marco
    MarcoFebruary 17, 2015
    Big and full of shops.
  • Yael D.
    Yael DemedetskayaFebruary 7, 2015
    overcrowded but good services
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    Asraf Hanafi SpearsJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Crowded everyday
  • Francesco d.
    Francesco de VirgilioJanuary 23, 2015
    Go to Victoria Coach Station walking through the mall, it's quicker than any other passage
  •  Carlos N.
     Carlos NavaJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Very centric station. Theaters and nice places around. The Victoria Express to Gatwick Airport
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Hold on to your litter! Bins have been removed because of bomb threats!
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BarnardJanuary 3, 2015
    Try the trains. They are amazing
  • Crazycol
    CrazycolJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Wonderful station large station.Platforms 15-19 take you to the south coast,East Croydon.Platforms 1-10 take you to Kent and surrounding areas.Shops on the upper floor if you have time.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TomlinsonDecember 26, 2014
    Works at London Bridge mean 99% of Southern trains aren't running even close to on time. Take the bus or the underground.
  • Sean I.
    Sean InsigneDecember 18, 2014
    To travel is to Live....
  • J P.
    J PowerDecember 14, 2014
    If you're a frequent, taxis have moved to side exit by platform 1.
  • Anorak In The...
    Anorak In The...December 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Crowdy, fast and furious
  • Simon H.
    Simon HughesDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get on or off a train here.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerDecember 2, 2014
    Try the trains!
  • Mitch M.
    Mitch MitchellNovember 30, 2014
    Krispy Kreme is near track 7, if you're looking for donuts.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BNovember 23, 2014
    You can rely on Southern Railway to schedule engineering work at the most inappropriate times. Avoid using them@if you can.
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FeeneyNovember 22, 2014
    A large shopping mall is attached to the station
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 19, 2014
    Major railway and tube station, so expect crowds and look out for pickpockets.
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge station. Do you have to wait for someone? Do not need to wait outside, just wait in some place inside the station. Coffee, some food and not cold and not rain.
  • Maximiliano C.
    Maximiliano CunhaNovember 16, 2014
    Trains stations. Always amazing!
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Big station with everything you need in it, even a Wetherspoons!
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 8, 2014
    Plenty of fast foods, coffee shops and restaurants. Also other shops are present.
  • Gabriel I.
    Gabriel IraeNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Three LTE service not bad at all.
  • Kalinga P.
    Kalinga PelpolaNovember 5, 2014
    Very user friendly but busy station undergoing s major facelift. Its going to be one of the best stations in the UK
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Superb railways station.
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariNovember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Load of restaurants around.
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need taxi outside the station use Uber.
  • Jay L.
    Jay LeeOctober 30, 2014
    every 15m to Gatwick!
  • Hani A.
    Hani AbuelgasimOctober 29, 2014
    It just goes straight away to your heart, wonderful helpful staff and the place is great overall
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very crowded.
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 28, 2014
    Gatwick Express starts here
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best way to get to Brighton.
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Time it wrong and you want get into the tube station
  • Rinatsu C.
    Rinatsu ChanSeptember 21, 2014
    There's so much going on in here that it looks like a shopping centre.
  • Monique G.
    Monique GionetSeptember 18, 2014
    Beautiful station.
  • Bora D.
    Bora DemiralanSeptember 17, 2014
    Better than some airports in the world
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're getting a Southern train, heading towards Brighton, then go to platforms 15-19.
  • ☆Lee Myha
    ☆Lee MyhaSeptember 12, 2014
    very very busy!
  • خورخ دانيال م.
    Here's were to get out. It's huge.
  • Bryony T.
    Bryony TaggSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Find the hidden shopping mall on the far right. Many more shops and restaurants hidden away
  • Aircraft C.
    Aircraft CommerceAugust 27, 2014
    Busy. Busy, busy but there is British flags everywhere! Get out as quick as you can and head for Cardinal Place shopping centre, a nice selection of shops and eateries - enroute to Big Ben
  • Paulo Marcello(Lelo) D.
    I Love this place !!!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Far too busy all the time. I recommend going through at 4:00am to avoid the 5:00am commuter rush.
  • My Oslo N.
    My Oslo NorwayAugust 7, 2014
    Get the Tube Map app for IOS if you are using iPhone.
  • James D.
    James DeeleyMay 30, 2014
    Almost as bad as Euston
  • Simon H.
    Simon HughesApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wait here. When your train arrives get on it. Genius!
  • Mbex N.
    Mbex NApril 19, 2014
    Felt lost bt thank God for staff
  • Alb
    AlbMarch 20, 2014
    Wanna eat and save money? There's a grocery store on the 1st floor! Just take the escalator next to the burritos place and go straight.
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria MeilackMarch 10, 2014
    Avoid rush hour!
  • Nuno V.
    Nuno ValinhasJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Trains to Battersea Park usually depart from platform 10.
  • )|( aXxel
    )|( aXxelJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    NEVER use the luggage deposit at Victoria Station. Go to the nearby Victoria Coach Station, you will save 50%.
  • )|( aXxel
    )|( aXxelJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't use the train to Gatwick. Take the bus. It's much cheaper.
  • Dmitry D.
    Dmitry DrozdovJanuary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheapest cuppa is at McDonalds - only £0.99!
  • Nima A.
    Nima AkbarpourJanuary 3, 2014
    Use these lines and signs on the station floor to find your direction to any platforms or wherever you want
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Ina P.
    Ina PriestDecember 16, 2013
    Finally, a proper Christmas tree
  • Christian
    ChristianDecember 6, 2013
    DONT TAKE THE GATWICK EXPRESS. just take a normal Southern train at about half the price. And same speed.
  • Jose R.
    Jose ReyesOctober 14, 2013
    You need 30p if you want to use the toilet ..sad but true.
  • Rafael F.
    Rafael FreitasOctober 13, 2013
    If you have time to spare, a 10 min walk to Pimlico will give you much better pubs!
  • Edgar A.
    Edgar ASeptember 7, 2013
    Left Luggage here: 9 pounds x 24 hrs. Walk two blocks to the Coach Station: 4 pounds x 24 hrs
  • Karsten S.
    Karsten SchulzeAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you arrive from Gatwick Victoria Station is best gate to London. It's a symbol for London: overcrowded and loud - but lovely. A fulminant entrance to the big city at the river Thames.
  • M. Soledad G.
    The lugagge bags here is really expensive. You will find another very much cheaper at the Coach Station, 5 minutes by walking
  • Dominic G.
    Dominic GardinerJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids are a quid if you buy ticket from a window but not the machines.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SearsJuly 12, 2013
    Toilets cost 30p, make sure you have change!
  • Jemima G.
    Jemima GibbonsJuly 8, 2013
    Taxi rank closed due to improvement works. Don't bother with temporary rank upstairs - you're better off going outside station to junction of Buckingham Palace Rd w/ Grosvenor Gdns & hailing cab there
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KJune 23, 2013
    Having to pay to pee in dirty toilets! Horrendous!
  • Keith G.
    Keith GinsburgJune 6, 2013
    Good for queues
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MacleodMay 4, 2013
    It's so busy here! try and use the Make sure you know where you are going because checking the platform info can be difficult if you're in a hurry...there's just so many!
  • Helen W.
    Helen WorleyApril 26, 2013
    Drugs dogs at train and coach stations!!!!!!
  • Ross S.
    Ross SturleyApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cloud wifi - free - on the concourse. Nice.
  • David D.
    David DeMemberApril 15, 2013
    Buy your gatwick express tickets online. You must do at least a day in advance.
  • Alvis R.
    Alvis ReinsmitsMarch 12, 2013
    Varējā vilcienu saraksti būt pārskatāmāki!
  • British Transport Police
    Heading south? Put 61016 in your phone contacts so you can text us in case of any non-emergencies on your train (in emergencies dial 999). http://j.mp/text61016
  • Peter Q.
    Peter QuenaultFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    For the big appetite. Check out the two for one offer.
  • Zak C.
    Zak ComberFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the toilet facilities in Wetherspoons to save yourself 30p! Located in the central square right of the departures board up some small stairs.
  • Nicola W.
    Nicola WalworthFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Use Southern for trains to Gatwick. It doesn't take much longer and its cheaper.
  • Simon S.
    Simon ShobrookJanuary 11, 2013
    Port should be decanted
  • Gene J.
    Gene JohnsonJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't buy the expensive pretzels at the place in the station if you're walking into town. Much cheaper at Pret Manger.
  • Nermin Eray A.
    Nermin Eray AkkusDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this landmark
  • Adam S.
    Adam SwannDecember 20, 2012
    Try Sloe: a reasonably civilized place to wait for a train
  • Anthony N.
    Anthony NewtonNovember 26, 2012
    Don't buy anything from here's. it's too expensive
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny StirlingNovember 14, 2012
    Whether spoons toilet is free if your desperate you can nip in and use without anyone noticing! Also, don't get a coffee/tea from cafe Nero the place by the entrance to tube does it for only £1!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TrudgillNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    What other exits? I thought it was an episode of 'The Prisoner'.
  • Lee M.
    Lee MabeyNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have an Oyster Travelcard, go through the gates and to the 'fares to pay' booth between platforms 5 and 6. This will save plenty of time as the ticket hall is grossly understaffed
  • Matt W.
    Matt WaltersNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't feed pigeons, you end up feeding thousands!.
  • Ale L.
    Ale LopezOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The lift to get to the food court is between platforms 13 and 14. Just tell the guard you are going to the food court, he should let you get in without tickets
  • Valentina A.
    Valentina AndreucciOctober 16, 2012
    Do not go to all u can eat pizza place upstairs is horrible and pizza are like Iceland 1 pound pizza
  • Valentina A.
    Valentina AndreucciOctober 16, 2012
    Sainsburys upstairs
  • Valentina A.
    Valentina AndreucciOctober 16, 2012
    To sushi :quick service and promotion on Monday
  • Valentina A.
    Valentina AndreucciOctober 16, 2012
    Wasabi a really good and cheap place to eat -on the go-
  • James W.
    James WilkesOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The main Victoria arch way will be closed from Monday 15th October until December 2014 as part of the Victoria underground upgrade please use alternative exits on either side of the station
  • William R.
    William ReidOctober 7, 2012
    Avoid buying a subway sandwhich; its busy, rushed and they dont like parting with their beloved veggies.
  • Georban
    GeorbanOctober 3, 2012
    Located near Buckingham Palace. This station also provides travelers with a direct link to Gatwick Airport using Gatwick Express, a convenient option to travel to/from downtown London to the airport.
  • Long T.
    Long TranSeptember 17, 2012
    Wasabi has the nicest food to take away within the concourse area!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LongSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The "Cloud" wifi never works.
  • Selene Y.
    Selene YongSeptember 6, 2012
    Look for the 'i' which the Information Centre, they provide useful information for London transport and maps. The stuffs are friendly!
  • iNoorani
    iNooraniSeptember 5, 2012
    I've met some great ppl today at London Victoria.
  • Michael
    MichaelSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    All the clocks (large ones over displays, small ones on each platform, etc_) show different times. Makes no sense.
  • Lisette
    LisetteAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Prefer buses and if possible avoid rush hour tubes at all cost.
  • Roger C.
    Roger CavanaghAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Yo Sushi! not bad sushi. Decent spicy tuna roll and cold sake. Friendly staff and comfortable ambiance. Up the escalator at the side of WHS.
  • Stuart B.
    Stuart BAugust 18, 2012
    it would be nice if they installed more ticket machines, employed more staff that were nice and helpful
  • sherahViVa™
    sherahViVa™August 16, 2012
    If you're using a wheelchair & need the underground..Don't use Victoria! Use London Bridge instead. Victoria has NO LIFTS! & apparently will not have for another 4-5 years (according to staff).
  • Jonnie J.
    Jonnie JensenAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are a cyclist this station is an embarrassment to London. Dark and isolated on platform 7. Lock up outside front of station instead by platform 2/3/mcDonalds
  • Julian B.
    Julian Bracey-DavisJuly 27, 2012
    If you are getting the Gatwick Express before 4:00am just note that you'll have to walk right around to the front of the station
  • Iain M.
    Iain MalloryJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Handy if you're in London & need to travel by train
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GouldJune 6, 2012
    Up way too early!
  • Sean S.
    Sean SkinnerJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Brand new entrance/exit on Wilton Road revealed this morning, about 4 times the size of the old one - the quietest way in/out of the station!
  • Will B.
    Will BlokMay 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Only £1.69 for lots of awesome wedges from the pasty shop to the left of burger king!
  • Simon B.
    Simon BaptistMay 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't read the History Channel tip. Its bloody nerve wracking
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CremaMay 21, 2012
    Get ready for goodbyes!
  • Ronald P.
    Ronald ProwseMay 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Outside the station stinks of bloody smokers
  • RailHelp.co.uk
    RailHelp.co.ukMay 13, 2012
    Need the loo? Men, women, accessible and baby care: near the top of platform 1 and between the Buckingham Palace Road / Grosvenor Gardens exits.
  • CAT R.
    CAT RINAMay 9, 2012
    Dont worry about pickpockets. Just enjoy London
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BurgessMay 4, 2012
    Please Say Please Thank You
  • Tim L.
    Tim LloydApril 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need to get across the concourse quickly, hold your head up and fix your stare at a distant point, ignoring others around you. They will give way!
  • Red S.
    Red StarApril 24, 2012
    Great work on the canopy over plt 2-7. Looks like a near original restoration. Light at last.
  • Darryl H.
    Darryl HannahApril 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great station & not 1 but 2 M&S's that's #FutureProofing
  • Annabel T.
    Annabel TanApril 14, 2012
    Bad services at the Subway. :\
  • Jono H.
    Jono HallApril 13, 2012
    Tube delays of 15mins or more entitle you to a full voucher refund. Apply here: http://goo.gl/MPBZ
  • Jono H.
    Jono HallApril 13, 2012
    30mins train delay entitle you to a voucher refund. Apply online. Southern: http://goo.gl/CMmB3 Southeastern: http://goo.gl/KRjGT Gatwick Express: http://goo.gl/eRMn1 Overground: http://goo.gl/KfIKj
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MandelApril 12, 2012
    I think a pound for a cuppa is a pretty good deal at breadbox - right in the center of everything.
  • Francesco L.
    Francesco L.April 4, 2012
    Remember platforms 15-19 for Souther Railway services if you need a cheaper ride to Gatwick: it takes just 7 mins more than the express
  • RailHelp.co.uk
    RailHelp.co.ukMarch 31, 2012
    Whilst the Gatwick Express is the fastest way to reach Gatwick Airport it's not the cheapest option. If you're looking to save money, use local stopping services.
  • Jason M.
    Jason McMahonMarch 18, 2012
    4 minutes is not enough time to grab a Coffee Cooler at Costa and make it to platform 17 afterwards.
  • Stanko C.
    Stanko CerinMarch 18, 2012
    Garrick express for family of 4 cost same as cheap cab service to Gatwick but is faster and more comfortable.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GunnerMarch 11, 2012
    Bring money. Trains are overpriced and subject to change. E.g. Off peak. Peak. Super saver. Super off peak. Southern only. What a mess of a system!
  • Krys C.
    Krys ChampaneriFebruary 26, 2012
    Don't feed the pigeons
  • Luke Robert M.
    Luke Robert MasonJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the National Rail iPhone app to find out which platform to go to before it is officially announced on the notice boards...
  • Britannica
    BritannicaJanuary 16, 2012
    Victoria Station is actually two 19th-century stations combined into one unit. The eastern portion was built for Chatham and Dover, and the western side was created for Brighton and South Coast
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AtencioJanuary 14, 2012
    It is the second busiest railway terminus in London (and the UK) after Waterloo.
  • Atila S.
    Atila SimsJanuary 12, 2012
    Best way to go to Gatwick airport
  • Andy S.
    Andy SmithDecember 28, 2011
    Toilets are quite literally 30p a go.
  • michael p.
    michael parkerDecember 23, 2011
    Reunion Bar at the Grosvenor Hotel, overlooks the station, great cocktails!
  • Elif İ.
    Elif İnanDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best way to go Gillingham :)
  • Paul B.
    Paul BradleyNovember 19, 2011
    New champagne & cocktail bar just opened at the Grosvenor hotel, perfect place to spoil yourself while you wait for a train
  • delia c.
    delia cualbuNovember 13, 2011
    have a good italian coffee at Ritazza!!
  • ARC
    ARCNovember 12, 2011
    There's no bins inside the station due a bomb attack back in 1991.
  • British Transport Police
    British Transport PoliceNovember 9, 2011
    Pickpockets operate in this area, so always keep your valuables hidden and your bag zipped up. Watch the ‘tricks of pickpockets’ and the tell-tale signs at http://goo.gl/UfI24 Read more
  • Eimear D.
    Eimear DarcyNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit the cheese shop @vic it smells awesome
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    recommend da snack n roll shop on the right hand side of track 7
  • Igor T.
    Igor TNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains to Gatwick.
  • Denise M.
    Denise MedranoOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Gatwick Express is here
  • Mark B.
    Mark BeckfordSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Head to the Sports Bar & Grill for a chill out area with Free Wifi, Power Plugs, and Toilets, just grab a coffee or side to give a reason to be there
  • Joni H.
    Joni HallSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab some food at Wasabi. Delicious curry and sushi to go!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LeccionesSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    At Buckingham, need a toilet and on a budget? Go here for 30p.
  • Marco F.
    Marco F.September 18, 2011
    The left luggage service costs 8,50 each luggage!
  • bilbobaggins2k
    bilbobaggins2kSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need power sockets, go to the Sports Bar. Double sockets on all window tables. Food isn't bad either & the toilet is clean and free
  • Blackfire C.
    Blackfire CeroSeptember 10, 2011
    It's crazy busy so stick to the edges X3
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BrownSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Staff at the Southern gateline have a habit of standing in front of working automatic gates, or leaning on Oyster validators by the manual gates. Be prepared to dodge round them!
  • Fiachra Ó.
    Fiachra Ó ComhraíSeptember 6, 2011
    Gatwick Express leaves from platforms 13 or 14.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PottsSeptember 2, 2011
    Bonapartes - peace, quiet, and 'only' £2.70 for a pint of lemonade
  • Iva M.
    Iva MakittyAugust 29, 2011
    A very busy hub of transportation which will take U wherever u need
  • Kat P.
    Kat PondAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a Lush by platform 19+
  • Olly N.
    Olly NewportAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Krispy Kreme here - near platform 5 - runs a NUS discount, 10% usually.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GreenAugust 4, 2011
    Mind the Gap
  • Harry L.
    Harry Lewis-BarclayJuly 30, 2011
    If you need to get from the trains to the coach station in a hurry go up the escalators and through the shopping center, its quicker than going the sign posted outside route.
  • Jayzen P.
    Jayzen PatriaJuly 4, 2011
    Go to Brighton for the day!
  • Maxim B.
    Maxim BeharJune 27, 2011
    So clean and freah and well organized.... Every early morning:)
  • London K.
    London KunoichiJune 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Please have your oyster/ticket ready BEFORE you get to the gate!
  • Petra
    PetraJune 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave your luggage at the Victoria Coach Station instead - costs a couple of pounds less. ;)
  • Steve R.
    Steve ReadJune 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid London Victoria if you have any other travel options, it's appalling.
  • Karl G.
    Karl GookeyJune 20, 2011
    I wish I'd read that history tip, I've just been looking round for a bin for about 5 minutes.
  • @Southern_Trains
    @Southern_TrainsJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    As you enter the station, there is a small entrance to the right - between the Orange store and the public loos - which takes you straight to the Thistle hotel; very upmarket free loos!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CarrMay 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy the stunningly restored roof
  • Gillian W.
    Gillian WhiteMay 5, 2011
    Ben & Jerry's vending machine near platform 19 - pay by SMS (text) - easy peasy and tasty too!
  • Shreena
    ShreenaMay 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Toilets in the adjoining Grosvenor Hotel are free too - and they have swanky toiletries!
  • Mónica P.
    Mónica Pérez PérezApril 28, 2011
    the first stop when you arrive to the city.
  • Toby M.
    Toby MasonApril 23, 2011
    Buy ticket for Gatwick Express on the train. Skip the queues and no extra charge.
  • Philip A.
    Philip AllegaApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're taking a taxi to Victoria and you're heading South, say, to East Croydon, tell the driver you want "the old Gatwick entrance" and you'll come out the tunnel right to tracks 15-19 and you're
  • Kirsty T.
    Kirsty ThorpeApril 9, 2011
    Don't arrive before 7 if you want wetherspoons breakfast!
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FincherMarch 24, 2011
    The hot chocolate in Starbucks sucks
  • Eileen P.
    Eileen ParleMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can find Tayto crisps and Club Orange at the Int'l Cheese Shop by platforms 16-19.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AverillMarch 3, 2011
    Use the small stairs near Pacha for quick access to district and circle lines
  • Sam N.
    Sam NormanFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Look out for the "MIND SPIKES" industrial graffiti as you leave or arrive on a train.
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    In 1991 an IRA bomb hidden in a bin in Victoria station killed one man and injured 38. This led to the removal of all litter bins from London stations.
  • Kieran T.
    Kieran TurnerFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you miss the last train to Brighton, there will usually still be trains to Gatwick. Get one and enjoy seats you can sleep on & shops still open while you wait for the first train! :)
  • Emma G.
    Emma GutteridgeFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's all about Wasabi for the train home.
  • LBH
    LBHFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Pop into Lush for bath bombs and other gorgeous smelling treats and then paperchase for all sorts of goodies xxx
  • Dan P.
    Dan ParkerFebruary 12, 2011
    Don't eat in the pub next to the station if you can't eat gluten!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McNultyJanuary 12, 2011
    Good place if you like being wound up by a shit service and high prices
  • nick r.
    nick redmondJanuary 7, 2011
    Never swim up stream
  • Ali P.
    Ali PDecember 23, 2010
    Check out the Yo sushi! Its worth the trip up!
  • Agnes
    AgnesDecember 17, 2010
    You can get a train from here to London Bridge
  • louis h.
    louis human-interactionDecember 9, 2010
    Quick ticket machine just near platforms 15-19, handy if oyur going to brighton in a rush
  • Richard J.
    Richard JohnNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Bite card gets you 20% off food at a few select places.
  • Marietta Z.
    Marietta ZervouOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Gatwick Express leaves from platforms 13-14 every 15 mins. Tickets around £16 - buy ticket on train, if you're in a hurry. Journey to Gatwick 30 mins.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JeromeSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Yo Sushi! You almost forget you're in a train station.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need the toliet here get some change ready. Its 30p and the machine only accpets 10 and 20p coins...
  • Jon C.
    Jon CarterAugust 15, 2010
    Great place to people watch and near lots of tourist sights!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BoyceAugust 5, 2010
    Don't smear quiche on the hostel walls and never walk through Hyde park
  • Hamish P.
    Hamish PriestJuly 31, 2010
    Avoid the shopping centre here.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CockerJuly 13, 2010
    If you're travelling to ravensbourne on the Orpington train, get on at the 1st (back) carriage.
  • Gareth L.
    Gareth LittleJuly 3, 2010
    Going to East Croydon? Platforms 15-19. Go right to the front of the train for a rapid exit.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BanksMay 27, 2010
    The best thing about London is the train track to Brighton
  • Saman S.
    Saman SohailMay 11, 2010
    Yay for krispy kreme!
  • Kanna N.
    Kanna NMay 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wasabi has the best rice bowl pots for a long train journey. Ask them to go easy on the sauce and if you fancy some sushi - it's a better deal than Yo! Sushi at the upper level.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Take the escalator up to Victoria Place. Shops, food store and fast food restaurants are all up there!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BaxterFebruary 28, 2010
    Handy if you need to catch a train somewhere!
  • Seraa
    SeraaFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a train to the coast!
  • Ed H.
    Ed HallifaxFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't que at the generic sandwich places, head round to platforms 15-18 and go to the cheese shop. Amazing homemade bagettes and sarnies plus great value!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S.February 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wetherspoons upstairs for a quick pint?
  • Jon C.
    Jon CurnowFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The Costa Coffee, hidden around by platform 8, tends to have the shortest queues & seats available. Perfect if the weather is cold & you have to wait for a train.
  • Ralpharama
    RalpharamaFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetarian? Banger bros has veggie-sausage buns (near plt 8), cheese shop has nice rolls (near plt 19)
  • Kaustav B.
    Kaustav BhattacharyaFebruary 1, 2010
    Warning to laptop users. It's impossible finding plug point anywhere in this station.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MasonNovember 23, 2009
    go for a smoke adjacent to platforms 16-19 opposite google building without being harrassed by penalty fare guys
  • Jerry S.
    브라이튼이나 기타 단거리로 가는 기차중에서 화장실이 없을 경우에 빅토리아역의 무료 화장실을 이용하세요
  • Beiia M.
    Ss2017💕💪🏻🇬🇧✈️🇩🇪🇩🇴🇪🇸
  • Mary ✌ K.
    Mary ✌ KhanApril 28, 2015
    Мечты сбываются)
  • Paolo A.
    Paolo AFebruary 23, 2015
    Centralissima. Parte il Gatwick Express per l'aeroporto...
  • Roberto A.
    Roberto AmatuzziNovember 12, 2014
    Melhor estação de trem que eu conheço na Europa. Fácil de se achar, cheia de opções de local de comer e outros comércios e sempre vibrante com o movimento das pessoas.
  • ©limeidy .
    ©limeidy 🆙September 5, 2014
    Estação com shopping, bem organizada, conexões com trens, metrôs e ônibus.
  • Marcelino d.
    Marcelino de MeloAugust 15, 2014
    Td mto bem fácil de achar p aqui
  • Ruslan P.
    Ruslan PoluektovAugust 8, 2014
    Лучше сразу купите синюю карту Oyster - экономит кучу денег. Если останутся деньги на карте, можно вернуть их в специальной кассе.
  • Stefan K.
    Stefan KaiserMay 25, 2014
    Tickets online Vorbrüchen... Stressfrei nach London rein fahren !
  • Marketaa
    MarketaaOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    En hora pico si sos turista no te asustes. Anda a tickets , pedi el tuyo y segui todos los carteles. Es un caos!!
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos Blanco ManzanoAugust 19, 2013
    Estación de tren con muchas lineas de ferrocarril y buena conexión con el metro
  • M. Soledad G.
    La consigna de esta estación es muy cara. En la cercana Victoria Coach Station, a cinco minutos andando, hay otra mucho más económica
  • J.A T.
    J.A T.BApril 26, 2011
    enorme, todo pasa por victoria station
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