The Draycott Hotel
All guests receive an early evening glass of champagne.
Luxury Sloane Square hotel glowing with Edwardian charisma
Three grand, redbrick Edwardian townhouses have been knocked together to create this quintessentially British hotel that mixes old-style charm with fullsome creature comforts.
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Hit the spot
Steps away from Sloane Square, in poshest Chelsea.
Come here for...
● The chance to stay in a real Edwardian classic – a swagged haven of luxe off Sloane Square. ● Utterly English comforts. ● A really can-do concierge service. ● A beautiful London garden square at the rear, complete with cherry trees.
Large private gardens, and a very English drawing room where tea is served at four, champagne at six and cocoa at bedtime.
Good to know
There's a small two-person lift and street parking around here is a headache; leave the car at home.
24 rooms, 11 suites
Rooms come with Edwardian high ceilings, Victorian antiques and memorabilia from leading theatrical stars who have stayed. Many have four poster beds dressed in Sea Island cotton sheets and original working fireplaces, with views over the leafy private gardens to the rear. Suites come with a fully fitted kitchen. The techy bits are there too – you'll find satellite TV and DVD players behind polished cabinet doors, and of course wi-fi. Each room also has a bath and power shower.
Classic double rooms are rich in comforts. The top suites – all named after theatrical names such as Sheridan. Coward and Bennett – are regally plush. We loved the four-poster Ashcroft suite, with its views over the gardens.
Eat & Drink
Decked with masks of famous artistes (among them Dame Kiri Te Kanawa) the snug dining room is just the place for a hearty English breakfast to set you up for the day. There’s round-the-clock room service and private dining, too: expect British favourites like beef Wellington and shanks of lamb.
Breakfast is served until 11am, so there’s every excuse for a lie-in.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
Take a leisurely stroll along the Serpentine in Hyde Park or feed the ducks in St James’s Park. Shop your heart out on Knightsbridge, try some popular culture at the nearby Royal Albert Hall or hit some of South Kensington’s showpiece museums: the V&A, Natural History and Science museums are all within range.
Pick up an heirloom at Chelsea’s annual British Arts and Antiques Fair.
Get green fingers at the famous – and high society – Chelsea Flower Show.
Artsy Chelsea comes into its own with gigs, exhibitions and open days for the Chelsea Festival.
All guests receive an early evening glass of champagne.Book Now
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 140 - 720Check In
11amMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Well behaved dogs are welcome in some rooms.Wedding License?
Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2RPParking
Parking (charged) is available nearby, but you won’t want a car here.Trains
Victoria station – one mile. Underground: Sloane Square or Knightsbridge.Taxis
Around GBP 45 from Heathrow. Private transfers can be arranged.Airport
London Heathrow – 45 minutes