I especially love Cardinal Place for personal reasons.  Cardinal Place is in my neighbourhood and I get tortured at the gym here.  It’s like my local shopping centre, tho’ it really is so much more.

Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in the area. It’s the kind of place that has a pick of the best big brand clothes, shoes and accessories shops all within spitting distance of each other. Keen shoppers can pop from shop to shop with minimal effort and get to avoid the British elements too. The site itself actually consists of three buildings covering an enormous space of over million square feet. The £200 million development was built directly over the District and Circle line underground tunnels which amazingly actually pass through the basement.

The buildings rest on rubber shock absorbers to avoid vibrations from the train upsetting shoppers and their retail therapy. Marks and Sparks, Zara, Topshop, L’Occitane and Hobbs are just some of the goodies found at Cardinal Place. There are also plenty of restaurants so weary shoppers can recharge – massive chains such as Zizzi, Wagamama, Nando’s and Ha!Ha! have all opened a branch among the space-like modernity of this really super duper shopping mall.

During the day, Cardinal Place is quite busy and not so great for photography.  At night time, the centre is fairly empty which allows a photographer to appreciate the curves and lines of the architecture.  Much of Cardinal Place is glass and the lighting coupled with the glass creates marvellous reflections.   Westminster Cathedral is predominately showcased at the Victoria Street entrance.  If you move around a bit, you’ll find the perfect photograph.   Is Cardinal Place one of the best places to photograph London?  Only if you are in the Victoria area.

Where Is Cardinal Place?  How do I get to Cardinal Place?
Cardinal Place GPS Coordinates ::  51.4979° N, 0.1411° W

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