Belmond Cadogan Hotel
The New Heart of Chelsea
One of London’s most storied hotels is now setting the city’s standard for modern indulgence. A literary legend, a style icon and a rare city hideaway, step into Belmond Cadogan Hotel and rediscover an old flame that’s sparking with new life.
If walls could talk, ours would have more than two centuries of intriguing tales to tell.
Our history ties back to Hans Sloane—the legendary man who set the foundations for some of London’s leading landmarks, including the Cadogan Estates. His extensive collection of plant specimens, books, drawings and curiosities were gifted to the nation. They became the basis for the British Museum, the British Library, the Natural History Museum and the Chelsea Physic Garden. You’ll find blue morpho butterflies in each room as a nod to his legacy.
We’ve played host to some of the city’s most colourful characters. Actress and socialite Lillie Langtry entertained the Prince of Wales using a discrete wood-panelled door that you can still use today. Oscar Wilde also walked our halls, famously holding his pied-à-terre in room 118. Today it’s our Royal Suite, and the perfect setting for a timeless party. The glamour continued through the decades—our quintessential British charm made us the haunt of choice for the supermodels of the 80s.
Today, each strand of our history is woven together with stunning contemporary design to tell a brand new story. Sink into a plush suite; elegant cornicing and soft colours meet statement lighting and striking works of art. Pick a book from your in-room library—carefully curated to echo our legacy—and curl up in the sitting area, or beside one of the working fireplaces. You’re heartbeats away from the high-end glamour of Knightsbridge and the artistic flare of Chelsea, but here you have a personal sanctuary that feels a world away.
The serenity isn’t only found in the rooms. At Belmond Cadogan Hotel you’ll find many ways to wind down after exploring the bustle and colour of London.
Step outside and enjoy privileged access to Cadogan Place Gardens. A green sanctuary in Chelsea and one the city’s best kept secrets, little has changed here since it was laid out in 1886. Sweeping lawns and ornamental planting invite you to stretch out with a book. The tennis courts are the perfect place to work on your serve. We can arrange picnics and provide blankets or board games for you to while away the hours. For traditional pampering, the Spa Suite offers a choice of luxurious massages, facials and beauty treatments.
Indulgence can be hungry work, but at Belmond Cadogan Hotel we have something for every appetite. Adam Handling, one of the UK’s hottest young chefs, is at the helm of our culinary offerings and has created a wonderland of gourmet delights. Tap into your sense of nostalgia with Afternoon Tea at Cadogan’s, a stylish lounge that offers Adam’s interpretation of the timeless classic. Sip a coffee while people watching on the terrace.
Reserve a table at our flagship restaurant—Adam Handling, Chelsea—and experience British cuisine like it has never been seen before. Classic architecture and an open kitchen set the scene for an irresistible culinary journey through the ages. Traditional regional dishes are reimagined as light, daring works of art. “I don’t want to be the best restaurant in the world,” Adam tell us, “I want to be the locals’ favourite in Chelsea.”
After, why not saunter through to The Bar and enjoy a classic, no-fuss cocktail. Pull up a stool and trade stories with the barman, or bring your nearest and dearest to a cosy table. The setting is ideal for a trip down memory lane.
The night is yours to conquer. From our base you’re perfectly positioned to experience the delights of London after-dark; but perhaps your plush room is just too tempting. Whichever you pick, we’ll help you make the most of it. As Oscar Wilde said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world.” And at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, we ensure every moment is a treasure.