What is the closest tube station to Victoria station that is either on street level or has an escalator or elevator?
Background: in 2012 I visited London during a hot July. The B&B where I was staying was mid way between the Victoria and Pimlico tube stations. Not knowing about tube stations I decided to travel from Heathrow to my destination via subway and get off at Pimlico since it might be the less busy station. When I disembarked from the subway car with 60 pounds of luggage (wheeled duffel bag and a carry on bag) I discovered that there was no elevator or escalator from this underground station. Hauling my stuff up the stairs was probably the only unpleasant part of my visit. I had visions of the wheeled bag slipping from my hand and knocking other passengers over like a bowling ball striking pins.
I will be in London in summer and will be staying in the Victoria neighborhood again, and I do not wish to relive the 2012 experience. Is there a tube station nearby that is either on street level or which has an elevator or escalator? Or is there a station farther away than walking distance but which connects to a bus that goes by the Victoria Station? Another option is to get off at one of these convenient to travelers stations and take a taxi to my destination.
Your recommendations will be helpful.