Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Within walking distance of Harrods & Harvey Nichols
Luxury on a smaller scale
Only when you book with Chic
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
11 Cadogan Gardens was built by Lord Chelsea in 1887 and is now a luxury boutique hotel with 56 rooms in London's Knightsbridge. Just a few minutes' walk from the designer shops of Sloane Street and even less from those on Pavilion Road, this enchanting retreat is one of our favourite city hideaways. Children are welcome too.
Named after Cadogan family ascendant Sir Hans Sloane, Hans' Bar & Grill offers an all-day, seasonal menu with a focus on British produce, in elegant, contemporary surroundings. Start with a pre-meal drink in the gold and charcoal-hued Chelsea Bar before sampling plates such as curried parsnip and apple soup with home-made shallot bread, ham hock, smoked chicken and leek terrine with spiced pear and Cornish leaves, or Dover sole meuniere with coastal herbs, brown shrimp
salsa verde, and butter sauce. A generous breakfast is served each morning, ranging from granola and fruit through to heartier cooked fare, with a brunch menu come the weekend. And their Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially British experience; served daily from 2.30-5:30pm in both the Drawing Room and the restaurant, it's the perfect way to rest weary legs after shopping or sightseeing.
Rich in colour and comfort, the 56 boutique rooms and suites are plush and luxurious. Some have the option of an extra children's bed.
Service is the name of the game at 11 Cadogan Gardens, where the concierge team has in-depth knowledge and expertise of the capital, and speaks multiple languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, and Polish. Whether you're looking for a Bikram yoga class, a vegan restaurant or a first-rate sushi bar, they're on hand to advise.
Looking for a bit of peace and quiet? Head to the Library with its collection of antique books and comfy chairs - the ambience is one of old-world charm. Should the sun be shining, venture out to the Terrace to soak up the sun, read the paper or enjoy a glass of fizz. And on cooler days, the Conservatory offers a light-filled room without the chill factor.
There's an array to do out and about, from visiting the V&A Museum, the Royal Albert Hall for a concert, or the Saatchi Gallery for modern art, to wandering through Hyde Park or along the Embankment.
How to get there
Closest tube station: Sloane Square is a 5-minute walk away, but there's also a taxi rank if you'd prefer.
Closest train station: Victoria is within a 10-minute taxi journey or one-stop by tube.
London City airport: 12 miles, 45 minutes
Heathrow: 16 miles, 45 minutes
Gatwick: 28.5 miles, 1.5 hours