Discreet on the outside, dramatic and decadent within, this distinctive Chelsea hotel is formed of four townhouses, with so many corridors and staircases it’s not unusual to find bemused guests wandering in search of their rooms. A member of staff will always be on hand to help, though – the service is exceptional, with concierge Richie Long capable of making the most outlandish request a reality. The entrance has a sense of theatre with its leather and dark wood panelling, mirrored wall and low lighting. The drama continues up the black, portrait-lined staircase to 56 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, some opulent and jewel-coloured, others elegant and feminine. The hotel still has the exclusive feel of the private members’ club it once was, with several sitting rooms to relax in, a terrace, well-stocked library, sophisticated bar and fabulous gilded Mirror Room for small private events.
Doubles from £285
+44 (0 )20 7730 7000; 11cadogangardens.com
Around the corner from world renowned department store Peter Jones, Sloane Square is the perfect shopping destination.
Afternoon tea at 11 Cadogan Gardens is a quintessentially British guest experience. Classic, of exceptional quality and with a quirky twist.
Don’t forget to take home a piece of 11 Cadogan Gardens with our personalised Rachel Vosper candle, now available for £39.
CLAIM TO FAME:
The four red-brick houses that form 11 Cadogan Gardens were originally converted into a hotel by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century, when it became a popular haunt of Victorian politicians and aristocrats.
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