History buffs will be delighted walking in the steps of Oscar Wilde and the kings of England at London's Belmond Cadogan Hotel. Join the ranks of esteemed guests at this multi-million-dollar Chelsea-area retreat.
Belmond Cadogan Hotel is an immaculately-restored Queen Anne-style abode built in 1887. The hotel hosts 54 rooms, all of them intimate and welcoming. Luxurious rooms are bright and elegant with white fabrics that offset the vibrant colors and floral displays. Contemporary art adds a touch of modernity to the timeless space. In the suites, a fireplace is a nice and toasty treat on a drizzly London day.
Enchanting details honor the history of this property while ushering in present-day indulgences. The city of London beckons from your window and balcony. Sit back with a cup of tea in the charming lounge. On a warm day, chill outside at the pavement cafe with a freshly baked pastry. Fine British dining prepared with seasonal ingredients gives a new flavor to traditional cuisine. Dine in the restaurant decked out with glimmering chandeliers and curvy wall molding. Charcuterie boards paired with wine are a savored in the bar.
The Belmond Cadogan Hotel’s private garden dates back to 1886. In this quiet sanctuary within the boisterous city, guests can unfold a blanket and enjoy a gourmet picnic among the trees and flowers. This pocket of London is steeped in history. Not far from the hotel find the Chelsea Physic Garden; established 1673, it is the city’s oldest botanical garden. Wander among the 5,000 medicinal, herbal, and edible plants.
The Belmond Cadogan Hotel calls the exclusive Knightsbridge neighborhood home. Browse the high end shops, like the iconic Harrods, and indulge in the artisanal food and cocktails in the trendy bars around Chelsea. London’s lively theaters, restaurants, and bars are just the place to spend the evening. Gents get dashing and ladies dolled up in the marble en-suite baths. You can also opt for the full treatment with a massage and facial at the spa before a night out in London.
When you are ready to retire from London’s buzz, peruse the books in the library, and then curl up by the hearth to be whisked away into their fantastic stories.