July 2016 I travelled to London for a short 2 night stay before flying from London Stansted to Parma, Italy. During these few days me and my boyfriend hired out the Santander bikes and explored as much as we could. The bikes are free as long as you get them back in at a station every 30 minutes, this was fun however as it set us a challenge to find a station before getting charged. The area of Pimlico is very convenient, with us easily going to the London eye and Buckingham palace on them with no struggle. The only problem we discovered is that after 12am, the bike stations stop working in the centre places such as Leicester Square, so keep this in mind as we had to walk for 40 minutes in order to find a station still working. Here a few pictures from the visit.
I would definitely stay in this area next time I visit if hoping to be close to Victoria Coach Station and the main sites.