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
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Eclectic Victorian townhouse hotel in Chelsea beloved for its aging antiques, countless oil paintings, and old-fashioned hospitality
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.
11 Cadogan Gardens
11 Cadogan Gardens
London, United Kingdom
How to Get There
The closest major airports to No. 11 London are:London (LCY-London City) - 14.5 km / 9 miLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 20.2 km / 12.6 miLondon (LGW-Gatwick) - 37.5 km / 23.3 miThe preferred airport for No. 11 London is London (LHR-Heathrow). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.