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A typically stylish and imaginatively themed hotel from the Firmdale group set on a pretty tree-lined street in Knightsbridge. The Library and Drawing Room are lovely and have bags of character, while the bedrooms have immense style. There's no formal restaurant, but the food is served either in your room or in the public rooms.

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Just a short walk from Harrods and Harvey Nichols and the designer shops of Knightsbridge, the hotel is on tree-lined Beaufort Gardens - a quiet haven from the nearby hubbub. Look out for supercars on the surrounding streets. South Kensington and Knightsbridge Tube stations are within strolling distance. If you love art, the V&A is nearby, so you are guaranteed some must-see exhibitions; take a wander to Kensington Gardens.

By car: the hotel is 4 hours from Manchester, 2 hours 30 mins from Birmingham and 7 hours from Glasgow. Nearby public parking at NCP Cadogan Place costs £55 per day.

By train: Knightsbridge tube station is right by the hotel and London Victoria is a 5-minute taxi away. London Paddington is 15 mins from the hotel, Kings Cross and Euston stations are 20 mins away in a taxi. Book trains to London.

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The eye for detail is one of many attractive features of the Knightsbridge Hotel, with its classic Victorian look enhanced by a bold witty mix of colours and fabrics in the Library and Drawing Room. It reflects a modern English style, but look out for Provençal designs and an abundance of modern art.


The personable and attentive staff deal with any request without fuss. There's no spa, but Soholistic offers a range of in-room massages and treatments; there's also no gym, but guests can pay to work out and use the facilities at Aquila Health & Fitness in Thurloe Place.

  • Drawing room
  • Library
  • Room service
  • Massage services
  • Public parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


The individually decorated rooms, including one suite, boast the signature Kit Kemp style with embroidered headboards, fetching wallpaper, bright cushions and furnishings. Rooms also have Pure radios - a nice touch - and a well-stocked bar, but, oddly, no tea or coffee-making facilities.

Room types: Single Rooms, Double Rooms, Superior Rooms, Luxury Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Knightsbridge Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Kemp's RikRak toiletries, writing desk, TV, mini bar, safe, iPod docking station, free Wi-Fi


As mentioned, there is no formal restaurant at the Knightsbridge, but the room service menu can also be served in the Library or Drawing Room. This includes homely dishes such as cottage pie and steak, or try the superfood salad. The afternoon teas with sandwiches and cakes shouldn't be missed. There's an honesty bar in the library.

The Drawing Room: afternoon tea, room service menu of light bites and mains available.

The Library: honesty bar.

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