11 Cadogan Gardens
What We Love
- Eccentric, no-method-to-this-madness mélange of styles in the guest rooms
- Plenty of places to relax, from the small library to the bright lounge and warm conservatory
- Guest access to the beautiful private gardens opposite the hotel
- Rabbit warren layout – the place is big, but feels cozy
What To Know
- The property still has the feel of a private members club rather than a hotel – staff are happy to help, but you have to ask them, rather than expect them to anticipate your every query
- The extreme variation of style through the public areas and the guestrooms won’t be to everyone’s taste
- The corridors and staircase are extremely dark, though the rooms are flooded with light
- Free WiFi
Tucked just round the corner from posh Sloane Square, and within walking distance of Knightsbridge, No. 11 Cadogan Gardens is a London hotel like no other, a former private members club that still carries that rarefied, members-only atmosphere. Head up the gloriously fusty, painting-heavy staircase and along dark, Gothic corridors towards to heavy wooden doors that open into one of 54 airy, stylish bedrooms (some have garden views). Every room is different here, and it’s this individuality that makes it one of the capital’s most enchanting stays.
In the Area
Sloane Square— the place so posh that “Sloane” is shorthand for “upper crust”—is an incongruous setting for the Royal Court Theatre, which produces some of the UK’s finest new writing. Caryl Churchill, Joe Orton, David Hare and Christopher Hampton all cut their teeth here. The area around Sloane Square is packed with tiny, traditional pubs that eschew gastropub food and serve Scotch eggs and pork pies. The Antelope is a friendly place to start. At the end of the street is Peter Jones, department store extraordinaire to the well-heeled and a microcosm of Middle-to-Upper England. Drop in for a browse and look out for the likes of Kate Middleton and her friends. Knightsbridge—shopping heaven—is also just five-minute walk away, while the King’s Road is at the back of the hotel and Elizabeth Street in Belgravia has lots of gourmet food stores. The best Sunday roast in the area is at the Thomas Cubitt, on Elizabeth Street. Arrive early to beat the crowds, and start with an eye-opener cocktail.
How to Get There
Brilliant location. Quite neighbourhood. Charming small luxury hotel with polite and friendly staff, comfortable bed, pillows in a very cosy room with great amenities. Breakfast is awesome. Highly recommended!
Perfect - the team run the boutique hotel like it was their own ! Andrea /Concierge made our 2 night stay from start to finish so special - The Hans Restaurant such a lovely addition ! Breakfast is the best ever !
Despite a minor issue with a leakage in the shower cabin, our stay was very good. Staff, food, the room itself were fantastic.
Our breakfast was above expectations.
As the hotel is a junction of several houses, be prepared to go up and down through the stairs.
We absolutely loved this hotel. Most comfortable bed and well decorated room. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, particularly Andrea. We even had a complimentary bottle of red wine in our room!
Great small hotel with very friendly staff. We were going to Bibendum for dinner and needed a room for one night. We found the hotel on line and had a great stay. The room was very clean and tidy with a good view over a garden. Breakfast was very well cooked and presented. I would stay again.