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.
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One of the best trips to London with my wife. We stayed at 11 Cadogan Gardens and I must say that the hotel and their staff is a pure definition of fine hospitality. We will definitely return to 11 Cadogan Gardens on our next trip!
I had a short overnight stay in this charming small hotel located in a quiet area of Chelsea.The room was petite but perfectly formed and very comfortable with a great bed.Very friendly staff, helpful and polite.
This boutique hotel is in a great location. Everyone wants to be in Chelsea and Sloane Square. The new bustling neighborhood feels like home and has everything you need, coffee, bakery, ice cream, butcher, cheese shop and more to come.
The cooked breakfast service is hit and miss but the staff are friendly.
The room has some obvious wear and tear so not quite 5* but still clean, comfy and spacious.
Great location, handy for restaurants, Harrods etc but be aware the hotel bar is charging £15 for a GnT.
Fabulous weekend in excellent hotel with great staff. Location was perfect and hotel was luxurious. Hans restaurant was perfect for breakfast and dinner. Everything we needed was in the area without having to use tube or taxi. Thank you