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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Eclectic Victorian townhouse hotel in Chelsea beloved for its aging antiques, countless oil paintings, and old-fashioned hospitality

The Lowdown

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

11 Cadogan Gardens
11 Cadogan Gardens
London, SW3 2RJ United Kingdom

Reviews

What a lovely and homely hotel!
Chalky_Banbury

My wife and i stayed here recently as it looked so lovely on the website so we were sold on what we saw online BUT, i must say, it is better in person. It is such a quaint and homely boutique hotel that has a very friendly and welcoming team. We had a beautiful Cadogan suite for our one night stay and the huge sleigh bed was such a fantastic centre piece. In the morning we had a fabulous breakfast in Hans grill, it wasn't the fastest turnaround from order to table but it was well worth the wait. I would definitely recommend this hotel. chalky x

Superb place to stay in central London. All the staff are amazing and the food is superb!
ftowso774356

A truly magical hotel. From the moment you arrive you feel as though you are the only guests. The staff are super lovely and the service is second to none. The rooms are divine and the food exceptional

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Expedition703725

A friendly small hotel tucked close to Sloane Square. The staff makes an effort to make you feel welcome, the rooms are clan and well appointed. This was our third stay and I will return as it feels much like a home away from home