The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London

Homey luxury in Chelsea and Knightsbridge

To step inside The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London is to forget about the busy city streets, crisscrossing out front. Were it not for the staff that sweeps over to swap your luggage for a welcome sup of rhubarb, apple and Cadogan bees honey, you might think you’ve strolled into a private home. Despite spanning five Chelsea and Knightsbridge properties, this luxury hotel feels intimate and inviting, with just 54 rooms and suites. The lighting is ambient, the décor a mix of chocolate wood paneling, intricate mosaic floors and white walls adorned with more than 400 pieces of British art, inspired by nearby Cadogan Place Gardens.

The little touches are like a love letter to The Cadogan’s past, present and local area, further enriching your stay. Doormen are dressed in long red coats inspired by the Chelsea Pensioners. Front desk staff dons burgundy velvet jackets once favored by literary great Oscar Wilde, who lived (and was notoriously arrested) here. The floral patterns that adorn the housekeeping staff dresses are one of many references to famed collector Hans Sloane’s botanical interests and the gardens. So too is the blue butterfly that lights up when you peel open the minibar and the carefully selected books and curios in the suites. The daily room amenities, on the other hand, tell fond tales of childhood foodie memories of the hotel’s staff.

Follow the lead of the undisclosed celebrities who have stayed here and come and go via the private door on 21 Pont Street, once home to Lillie Langtry, the American actress, socialite and lover of the then Prince of Wales, who has inspired many elements of the hotel. Take a booth in the European café-style LaLee bar or restaurant for seasonal cocktails and signatures such as the veal schnitzel. Say yes to the chocolate truffles on checkout.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The suites at this London hotel are silent and roomy, with cozy living areas and decadent marble bathrooms decked with oval tubs, in-mirror televisions and family-sized showers. The Royal Suite is one of two signatures, with interiors inspired by its former resident, Oscar Wilde. The other, the Penthouse, was transformed during lockdown into a seven-bedroom apartment with views to the London Eye. The Park View Corner suites (201, 301, 401) boast garden vistas, an open fireplace and a bay window-tucked dining table perfect for enjoying breakfast in-room.
  • Afternoon tea at The Cadogan is given a French twist, with an array of sustainably and locally sourced seasonal delights at The Cadogan Lounge by Benoit Blin, masterminded by the beloved eponymous chef pâtissier. Think egg mayonnaise sandwiches complemented with Italian truffle, barbecue cornbread layered with tender wagyu beef, and airy salted butter caramel religieuse, served in equal portions on individual plates, to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace that echoes the serene surroundings.
  • On the lower ground, beside the small, but well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, you’ll find a room serving up results-driven TeresaTarmey beauty treatments. To secure a session with the Dior global skincare expert and facialist to the stars, you’ll want to book as far in advance as possible.
  • A night at the Cadogan Hotel gives you freedom to roam the private Cadogan Place Gardens. Standout concierge Daniel Bethel has created a beautiful and informative map to help you get the most from the visit, with highlights including a tree planted by the Queen Mother, the hotel’s beehives, and a children’s playground. Pick one up when you collect the key from the concierge desk. The team can also provide tennis rackets for a match on the courts and picnic hampers in the summer.
  • Created in collaboration with Harley Street hypnotherapist and sleep expert Malminder Gill, the Sleep Concierge service is an inclusive option that will guarantee guests the best rest in London. Choose from pillows tailored to everything from anti-aging to anti-snoring, weighted blankets and mulberry silk sleep eye masks. Unwind with Bamford’s Silent Night Time pillow mist, dial "0" for speedy delivery of chamomile bedtime tea and tune in to a meditative recording on the Belmond app.

For the Kids

  • This quiet, plush property is deceptively family-friendly, with a heart-melting parade of treats to make little ones feel like VIPs, from the help-your-self candy table in the lobby to the age-tailored gifts (books, wooden toys) they receive in the room.
  • Children’s menus can often seem like an afterthought — not so at The Cadogan. There are non-alcoholic cocktails to make them feel very grown up, and a pleasing array of dishes to satiate the fussiest palates — all available in the welcoming lounge, restaurant or via room service.
  • In the room, you’ll find tiny Cadogan slippers and bathrobes and baby-friendly versions of the Bamford amenities.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
75 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London SW1X 9SG, United Kingdom
LHR (30-55 min)   LCY (45 min-1 h 40 min)   LGW (1-2 hr)  
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