From the outside, The Cadogan could be mistaken for any other red-bricked townhouse, except possibly for the smartly dressed doorman. The private entrance on Pont Street marks the former home of Lillie Langtry, the famed socialite and consort of the Prince of Wales, and its solid wooden front door gives way to one of London’s finest addresses. The Cadogan is a fashionable hideaway on the crossroads between two of the city’s most affluent neighbourhoods, surrounded by smart boutiques and world-class restaurants, and providing the ideal base from which to explore.
Interiors of traditional British oak give way to contemporary touches across the 54 rooms and suites, each with cream linens, flashes of vibrant colours and works of art. The Speciality Suites include No 118, the Royal Suite - where legend has it that Oscar Wilde was arrested - and the Penthouse Suite, which provides total privacy with a dining room and garden views from its own balcony.
A stay here comes with the added benefits of insider access to some of London’s key galleries and museums, as well as exclusive access to the peaceful, tree-lined Cadogan Place gardens – usually reserved for local residents. Here blankets, deck chairs and board games are provided so that you can make the most of this oasis of calm in the heart of London, with its sweeping lawns and tennis courts. For easing aching muscles and joints after a hard day spent pounding the pavements, the Spa Suite offers a range of relaxing massages, facials and beauty treatments. If you need to keep up your exercise regime, then head to the Fitness Suite which is open 24 hours a day boasting a selection of cardio, resistance machines and weights.
Whilst one is spoilt for choice with the vibrant London restaurant scene on the doorstep, there is no better place to sample refined British fayre than at Adam Handling, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. If dining out, then we recommend a pre-dinner warm up in the elegant cocktail bar; a popular hangout for London’s high society and a great place to start the evening. Children of all ages are welcome and well catered for, with dedicated menus in the restaurant and games and mini bathrobes in the bedroom. London is filled with fun attractions for families and the hotel provides a babysitting service should parents wish to go out and sample the city’s nightlife.
- Anglophiles following in the footsteps of London socialites
- Families wanting the best for their little ones
- Couples in search of a home-from-home on the doorstep of London’s best nightlife
- Gourmands and shopaholics with a penchant for secret gardens
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
- Select a book from the extensive library and curl up in front of the fire
- Choose from an array of relaxing treatments in the Spa Suite
- Enjoy a picnic in the summer, or snuggle under blankets in the winter, in Cadogan Place gardens and while away the hours with a book or a board game
- Play tennis on one of the courts in Cadogan Place Gardens
- Sample fine British cuisine at the hotel’s Adam Handling restaurant
- Spot London socialites in the elegant Cocktail Bar
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- Explore London’s highlights including Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, to name a few
- Enjoy privileged access to London’s key galleries and museums
- Explore the Chelsea Physic Garden, London’s oldest botanical garden
- Watch a play at the Royal Court Theatre