Belmond Cadogan Hotel
What We Love
- An in-house bakery that preps all the treats for the hotel’s gratis breakfast service
- The reading stand—with a dedicated champagne flute holder—in guest bathtubs
- The hotel’s grand library, stocked with 600 tomes
- Contemporary art from up-and-coming female artists in each of the 54 guest rooms
What To Know
- The hotel’s former incarnation served as Oscar Wilde’s pied-à-terre
- Staff uniforms (crimson overcoats, bold check prints) are inspired by Kings Road’s royal history
- Hotel guests can enter through a private entrance, once the doorway to the residence of British-American socialite Lillie Langtry
- Guests have access to the tennis courts and playground at the neighboring 93-acre Cardogan Estate Gardens
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Five rebooted Queen Anne–style manses with exclusive entry to one of London’s largest garden squares
Preservation and renovation are of equal importance at this stately 57-room hotel, a historical heavyweight and the site of Oscar Wilde’s well-documented 1895 arrest. Today, the reincarnated British icon, following a four-year, $48 million overhaul, showcases a host of 19th-century details such as wood paneling, stained glass windows, and working fireplaces alongside chic Chelsea accents like botanically-minded guest rooms, inspired by their lush and leafy environs. Whimsical flourishes, including a Swarovski crystal-studded peacock in the hotel’s private dining room and green velvet armchairs in the bar, are playful hat-tips to a certain Irish playwright. In contrast, the fine-dining joint captained by Scottish MasterChef Adam Handling is sustainable, sexy (butter-poached king crab; Highland wagyu beef), and decidedly of-the-moment, as is the tea lounge, a stylish setting for house-made crumpets and bottomless cups of English Breakfast that becomes a private residents’ bar after sundown. If you’re hankering for heritage, sprawl out on one of the red leather banquettes at the bar, where classic cocktails, cheese, and charcuterie boards await.
In the Area
The Belmond Cadogan is comfortably sandwiched between London’s two most luxurious areas. Old-money Knightsbridge is synonymous with a duo of world-famous department stores, Harrods and Harvey Nichols; nearby Sloane Street makes an opulent home base for designer labels like Prada and Dior, while Maseratis and Ferraris roll the streets. On the other side, there’s Chelsea, equal parts bohemian and business, with a rock-and-rolling past and a cosmopolitan present. Must-see stops here include the Saatchi Gallery, a haven for contemporary art, and the sleek Philippe Starck–designed Taschen bookstore. You can also hang with locals at The Phene, a three-story clubhouse-style pub with a secret garden that dates back to 1853.
How to Get There
I had an awesome and beautiful an amazing experience in this hotel, They have amazing team, they live with you the details. The hotel is just renovation. The food an the Sunday brunch is AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! All the best
My wife and I made a short notice decision to stay at this beautiful hotel due to us visiting the fabulous Adam Handling restaurant. (That is another review ????). When we arrived we were greeted by a very helpful and friendly lady called Katarina who checked us in. The room Katarina led us to was a stunning room with some lovely character. The whole team were all very friendly and their warmth epitomised that of this elegant hotel. This is definitely another hotel I would 100% recommend. Chalky x
I was excited to come here after the refurbishment & we decided to come for pre-drinks on my wife’s birthday, My wife pass’s each day on her way to work in central London & was also curious...
We had no complaints the service in general, the new interior was excellently designed and you walk past the open kitchen into the restaurant, good as I have previously been in hospitality for 30yrs, I was curious to visit the restaurant...
The only negative as a friend pointed out when I mentioned it to them recently and I have to agree, was the price of the virgin cocktail or non-alcoholic cocktail....
How can they charge the same price as my cocktail with alcohol.....?
My Mojito was a sugar syrup as opposed to grinding the sugar with the limes and mint so not the original one/style so in my opinion not so tasty...
This wouldn’t stop me coming back to the restaurant and for a drink in the future but we certainly wouldn’t be having non-alcoholic cocktails...