Belmond Cadogan Hotel
Historic Crown Jewel
What it is
The storied 1887 pride of Chelsea, newly revamped to wow a Middleton with 54 art-filled rooms and a show-stopping restaurant.
What it isn't
Just for grown-up Sloan Rangers. Littles are doted upon, too, with children’s amenities (including mini bathrobes and games) and insider family adventures.
What we think
The beloved retreat of Oscar Wilde is more pampering than ever. Take the rooms, now the perfect blend of old (preserved 19th century woodwork; antique accessories) and new (curated mini bars, glossy furnishings in saturated hues, sumptuous bleach-white linens and sleek marble-lined bathrooms). Book the Royal Suite, where Oscar Wilde was once arrested, for your own flickering fireplace and a butler to attend to your whims; it’s the perfect crash pad after a night at the hotel’s sceney bar, where the Royal Mistress cocktail—mezcal, cynar, sweet vermouth and violette perfume—is exactly as heady as it sounds. Don’t miss the exquisitely beautiful afternoon tea, where everything from smoked ham hock and pease pudding sandwiches to black forest gateau are served on tiered faux bois trays.
You're here because
Guests of Belmond Cadogan Hotel get insider access to Cadogan Estate Gardens, an ordinarily private retreat of 93-verdant acres. (And yes, hotel staffers will happily provide you with blankets, chilled Pimms and picnics, and board games galore).
You’ve been feeling peckish ever since you got back from visiting Kate, and Sunday Lunch is just what your hanger ordered—down to the apple tarte tatin with fennel, pine and celeriac. #Bliss.
Restaurants & Bars
Adam Handling, Chelsea - British cuisine re-imagined as works of art under the guidance of celebrated chef Adam Handling
The Bar at Belmond Cadogan - Classic British cocktails paired perfectly with cheese and charcuterie boards
Cadogan's Lounge - During the day enjoy afternoon tea with light snacks and in the evenings have a nightcap before retiring to your luxury suite
In the heart of Knightsbridge, within walking distance of circa 1703 Buckingham Palace and four blocks of 350-acre Hyde Park. Be sure to stop by Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary garden planted in 1673 and stocked with all manner of medicinal plants.