The village borough
Occupying a quintet of townhouses on a leafy Chelsea square, 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel & Apartments has the body of an aristocrat and the spirit of a bon viveur. Built in the 19th century by Lord Chelsea, the buildings are a study in redbrick grandeur, with whitewashed arches and decorative glasswork on the outside, and a fine-tuned blend of period detail and modern design within. Regal showstoppers like the Sloane Suite deliver old-world splendour in spades, but the hotel’s top-to-tail refit has made it equally fit for more modern-minded guests – not least Han’s Bar & Grill, a mod-British restaurant finished with sculptural lamps and bottle-green banquettes. And, six beautifully appointed apartments allow for longer stays in refined surrounds. A former members’ club and haunt of the fashionable upper classes, the hotel has also long been a lady of leisure – champagne-tinged teas are held in the drawing room each afternoon, and the Chelsea Bar, the hotel’s seductive cocktail den, stays open late into the night.
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Full English breakfast for two; Smiths staying in suites also get a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a free extra bed; those staying in an apartment will get one breakfast hamper and the half bottle of Veuve Clicquot on arrival day