9 exceptional hotels to try in SW1

Thanks to its location in the heart of the capital, SW1 London is home to some of the most fabulous, exquisite and quintessentially British hotels you can find in London. Here is a list of the 9 most exciting and exceptional hotels.

Artist Residence


Bringing unique vibrancy to Pimlico, Artist Residence London is a small boutique hotel ideally located between the charms of Chelsea, Tate Britain and the grandeur of Westminster. Each of the 10 bedrooms is unique, fizzing with original works of contemporary art and quirky furnishings.

52 Cambridge Street, SW1V 4QQ

Hotel 41

Hotel 41 is an exquisite hidden gem overlooking the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and minutes from Victoria Station. There’s a warmth that permeates throughout Hotel 41, giving this snug establishment the feel of an exclusive members’ club; it’s a real home away from home in the heart of SW1.

41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS

The Orange Public House

Located in a beautifully restored building, A number of beautiful light and airy adjoining rooms feature throughout the building, with an informal weathered interior that is bathed in natural sunlight. The Orange offers a bustling bar, dining rooms and four elegant bedrooms.

37-39 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NE

Belmond Cadogan Hotel

The address has long been a playground for socialites and bohemians like Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry. Today, the hotel celebrates its past and heritage while offering modern, understated luxury. As a guest, you’ll have access to the green, serene Cadogan Place private gardens. The hotel’s location is perfect for a London shopping spree.

75 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SG

The Sloane Square Hotel

Experience understated elegance, with personal and attentive service at this luxury hotel located on Sloane Square. Within 100 metres from the hotel, Duke of York Square has boutique shops, al-fresco dining and the world-famous Saatchi Gallery. 

7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG

St. Ermin’s Hotel

Located in St James’s, St. Ermin’s Hotel was during World War Two the home base for secret British spies and the wartime intelligence community – yet guests staying there had no idea. The 4-start hotel was constructed as private mansions on the site of a 15th-century chapel in 1889. The hotel is nestled at the end of a tree-lined courtyard, offering guests a relaxing environment.

2 Caxton Street, SW1H 0QW

The Hari

Experience luxury and modern glamour with 5-star amenities to ensure the best rest every night, every time and in every room. Designed for those with a penchant for modern elegance, The Hari is glamorous yet intimate, leaving guests feeling like they have found a hidden home away from home in the heart of London.

20 Chesham Place, SW1X 8HQ

The Goring

The Goring is one of London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotels. Crafted over a century by one family, The Goring is a genuine article with over a hundred years of service in hospitality; a grand hotel with impeccable manners and a subtle streak of wit and wonder.

15 Beeston Place, SW1W 0JW 

The Grosvenor

Located next door to Victoria Station, The Grosvenor is a four-star railway hotel with Victorian roots and French Renaissance flair. Inside, you will find an imperial staircase from heavily-veined marble, thickly gilded walls, and duck-green pilasters topped with moulds of roaring lions.  Make sure you get a good look at the outside and enjoy the building’s architecture.

101 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 0SJ

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