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Where to eat in Victoria

Dining venues

Pubs & bars



Blue plaques

As you traverse Victoria's streets, keep your eyes peeled for the little blue plaques that identify the notable people that made this area their home. 

Mary Shelley (1797-1851): The novelist who wrote the Gothic classic, Frankenstein. She also edited the works of her husband, Romantic poet Percy Shelley. You can find Mary Shelley's plaque at 24 Chester Square.

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) – A poet and cultural critic who also worked as a school inspector, his lyric, Dover Beach, is now looked on as a key exemplar of Victorian poetry. You can find Matthew Arnold's plaque at 2 Chester Square.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) – A Polish-British writer who used his novels to examine imperialism, colonialism, and the human psyche more broadly. You can find Joseph Conrad's plaque at 17 Gillingham Street.

Ian Fleming (1908-1964) – The creator of the iconic James Bond spy novels is perhaps less known for having also written Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You can find Ian Fleming's plaque at 22 Ebury Street.