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London’s chic Belgravia district is fast becoming the place to stay for luxury… and fun.
To help you find the best places to stay, check out Contributor Maureen Littlejohn’s list of the top posh London hotels in Belgravia for luxury stays
If you are looking for great London hotels in Belgravia, one of the city’s most exclusive residential districts, look no further: this list covers some of the most interesting and diverse accommodations in this genteel pocket southwest of Buckingham Palace.
Belgravia is in fact well-known as an area for royal watchers, up market shoppers, fashionistas and sightseers alike. Nearby top attractions include Westminster Cathedral, Hyde Park, numerous art galleries, and the museums of South Kensington.
Harrods, boutique shops and the high-end brands of Knightsbridge offer hours of retail therapy. And when it’s time for a bite to eat there, are plenty of restaurants, gastropubs, and delicatessens to be found in the leafy enclave.
Learn more about the best places to stay in the area with our list of the top luxury London hotels in Belgravia.
The Best Posh London Hotels in Belgravia for Luxury Stays
The Berkeley Hotel
The site of this elegant hotel in Belgravia London started out as a coffee house 300 years ago. Since then, it has morphed into one of the most fashionable accommodations in the city. A mile from Buckingham Palace, it’s also a quick walk to Hyde Park Corner tube station.
Rooms have pale, neutral décor and contemporary designer furnishings. All have marble bathrooms, stocked minibars, free Wi-Fi, and some have balconies. Suites feature sitting areas, and a few have private terraces.
There’s a restaurant named for renowned chef Marcus Wareing, and Blue Bar is a swank cocktail emporium. There’s also a causal seafood restaurant, plus the light and fresh Collins Room. The fashion-themed afternoon tea is a highlight and there’s also a wellness spa and fitness centre.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details go to The Berkeley Hotel
11 Cadogan Gardens
A luxe and lavish boutique hotel spread across four grand Victorian townhouses, this is certainly one of the best London hotels in Belgravia… with its high ceilings, bay windows, and classy décor, it’s certainly one of the coziest. Located close to Sloane Square tube station and designer shops, it’s easy to get to Gatwick and Heathrow airports via express services (and tube) from nearby Victoria train station.
No two rooms are the same, with quirky décor that ranges from flamboyant to cozy. All have marble bathrooms, coffee and tea making machines, and free Wi-Fi and use of iPads. Suites feature bespoke décor, some with 4-poster beds and unique furnishings.
Hans’ Bar & Grill offers classic, healthy breakfasts, drinks, and dinner, while the theatrical Chelsea Bar serves up crafted cocktails. Amenities include a comfy library filled with antique tomes, access to private gardens and a 24-hour gym.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel
The Goring Hotel
This family-owned luxury hotel dates back to 1910 and is close to the Royal Parks, Buckingham Palace, and upscale shopping along Brompton Road.
Rooms feature bespoke British furnishings, marble bathrooms, unlimited Wi-Fi, and some have balconies and garden views. At check in you’ll be welcomed with a signature cocktail and offered a guaranteed upgrade. Open plan, one- or two-bedroom suites are individually designed and come with a dedicated footman in scarlet tailcoat.
Room service is available 24/7, plus guests can request early check in or extended check out. Amenities include complimentary full English breakfast, a Michelin star restaurant, cocktail bar with live music, veranda for afternoon tea, garden, and 24-hour fitness facility.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check The Goring Hotel
The Hari London
A haven of understated elegance located minutes from Sloane Square, this is one of the best hotels in Belgravia for easy access to Harrods, Hyde Park, and the Royal Albert Hall.
Rooms feature plush upholstery, contemporary art, stylish furnishings, and marble bathrooms. Wi-Fi is free, as are tea, coffee, bottled water, soft drinks, beer (yes, beer!), and newspapers. Our favourite is the spacious, open plan Hari Suite. It offers two balconies plus sitting area with fireplace, and some suites have separate living spaces.
Room service is available. There’s a stylish bar, garden terrace, and Italian restaurant il Pampero. Another amenity is the 24-hour health and fitness centre with Peloton bike and personal trainers.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check The Hari London
Jumeirah The Carlton Tower
This is one of those upscale Belgravia hotels where heritage meets modern sensibilities. The location works well for shoppers and sightseers as it is near Sloane Street, Hyde Park, and Buckingham Palace.
Sleek, stylish rooms offer views over Sloane Street or London’s skyline and include flat-screen TVs, mini-bar, luxury linens, free Wi-Fi and coffee and tea making machines. Some have balconies and sitting areas. A range of suites is available, some with separate bedrooms, Jacuzzi tubs and dining areas.
All day dining and afternoon tea is available in The Chinoiserie, and Al Mare restaurant offers light, modern Italian cuisine. Other amenities include a health club with indoor pool, sauna and steam room, business centre and complimentary newspapers.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check Jumeirah The Carlton Tower
The Cadogan Hotel
A Belmond Hotel, this famous spot is where Oscar Wilde was arrested in 1895 after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. Set in a charming Victorian building, the luxury boutique lodging is next to Sloane Square tube station.
The rooms and suites are individually decorated, blending classic British charm with modern style and elegance. All have marble bathrooms, minibars with British treats, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Suites include separate living areas and a complimentary bottle of Tattinger champagne.
Chef Adam Handling creates modern British menus for The Restaurant, The Bar and Terrace, and Cadogan’s lounge. There’s a fitness suite, spa suite and guests have access to the private Cadogan Place Gardens with sweeping lawns and tennis courts.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check The Cadogan Hotel
COMO The Halkin, London
The exterior may be a Georgian-styled façade of weathered bricks, but inside the décor is contemporary and the atmosphere calm, cool, and filled with light. Close to the Hyde Park Corner tube station, The Halkin is a quick walk to Buckingham Palace, Sloane Street, and Belgrave Square.
An uncluttered elegance defines rooms and suites that feature creamy interiors, large marble bathrooms, butler service, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. City and garden views are options. Open plan and partitioned suites have sitting areas, and some have curved ceilings and dormer windows. Room service available.
The Halkin Bar offers coffee, drinks, light bites and afternoon tea. Other amenities include gym, personal training, yoga classes and spa treatments in your room.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check COMO The Halkin, London
Lime Tree Hotel
This historic boutique hotel is family run and comprises two adjoining Georgian townhouses. It’s close to Victoria and Sloane Square tube stations and walking distance to Buckingham Palace.
Rooms feature statement wallpaper, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Some retain original features, such as high ceilings, open fireplaces, and original crown molding. Views are either street or garden.
The Buttery is the casual in-house café serving breakfast, light lunches, as well as tea and cake. You can also enjoy a beverage and snack in the garden, relax in the lounge area, and leaf through a library of guidebooks. An NCP car park is located nearby.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check Lime Tree Hotel
The Orange Public House & Hotel Victoria
This gastropub has four luxurious guest rooms and is close to the shops, bars, and restaurants on lively King’s Road. Sloane Square tube station is a six-minute walk.
Rooms have a country-chic aesthetic with hardwood floors and wood-beamed ceilings. All feature king beds, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The larger Superior rooms are on the top floor and have views of Orange Square and Pimlico Road.
The bar offers craft beers, wine, and crafted cocktails as well as an inventive menu showcasing locally sourced British produce. Plus, there’s a quieter upstairs restaurant with views of Orange Square. Breakfast is complimentary.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details check The Orange Public House & Hotel Victoria
Contributor Maureen Littlejohn is a Toronto-based travel writer and editor whose curiosity about food, culture and creativity has fueled adventures in four corners of the world.
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