10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge, London

Knightsbridge is the gold-plated, five star, celebrity hang-out, bespoke centre of London. And the 10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge are Good: they have to be. Two of London’s most famous stores: Harrods and Harvey Nichols, call Knightsbridge home, and Sloane Street is studded with the London branches of top global fashion brands. But there is so much more to Knightsbridge than shopping.

Our selection of the 10 best hotels in Knightsbridge reflects the wide range that the area has to offer from some of the most luxurious hotels in London to some of the most private, from the ever popular Grand Dame that is The Berkeley to the design led, contemporary Halkin Hotel.

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But First: Why Stay in Knightsbridge?

Knightsbridge is perfectly located for many London's major sights. The Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are within minutes walk, and everything else is just a short bus or tube ride.

You’re also right by Hyde Park with its beautiful gardens, lido, boating lake and riding stable.

For art lovers, the wonderful - and free - Saatchi Gallery is just down the Kings Road, accompanied by a wealth of commercial galleries. And when you’re hungry from sightseeing you’re spoilt for choice. Heston Blummenthal and Gordon Ramsay have restaurants here and there are plenty of gastropubs, bars and cafes.

The Berkeley

The 10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge

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One of the first so-called design hotels in London, the Halkin is sophisticated and Italian influenced, with its tastefully muted colours and giant beds. Unsnooty, despite its grandness and euro-coolness, it also has a Michelin-starred Thai restaurant. Like many of the best hotels in Knightsbridge, you could have an extremely nice stay never leaving the hotel.

COMO The Halkin

The Berkeley, right next to Hyde Park has a fabulous spa, a rooftop pool, a great bar and a doorman who dresses like Mr Bates in Downton Abbey. The traditional rooms offer cosseted 5 star peace, and the service is impeccable.

The Berkeley

We couldn't have a list of recommendations for the best hotels in Knightsbridge without including the Mandarin Oriental, situated on Knightsbridge itself. In an area bristling with luxury hotels it is one of the grand-daddies of super-luxury. And the location, overlooking Hyde Park, the service and the facilities are out of this world.

Mandarin Oriental

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The Beaufort has stylish interiors and fantastic complimentary extras including breakfast, cream tea every afternoon and a resident’s bar - perfect for a pre-dinner G&T!

The Beaufort

The Capital offers traditional rooms, attentive service and an excellent restaurant which now bears the name of that fish maestro from Cornwall, Nathan Outlaw.

The Capital

Hotelier and designer Kit Kemp's 44 room Knightsbridge Hotel is cosy and modern. Bedrooms are decorated with rich fabrics and comfortably thick canopy beds. There’s no restaurant but there’s no shortage of them in the area; and the guests' library is a soothing places to sit and recharge your batteries before going out for dinner.

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If you’re looking for one of the best hotels in Knightsbridge for privacy, then try No 11 Cadogan Gardens, a hidden gem on a quiet residential street. The decor is lavish, with plush fabrics, Murano chandeliers and gilt-edged mirrors everywhere. The restaurant, which serves modern British food is more sparingly decorated with black and white photographs of starry past guests.

No 11 Cadogan Gardens

Belgraves hotel is owned by the American Thomson Group, and this is one of the best hotels in Knightsbridge if you’re looking for a quietly hip Manhattan vibe. It doesn't feel like an 85 room hotel when you are in the popular restaurant or the cleverly designed library bar which perfectly blends traditional touches with a modern layout.


The Best Hotels in Knightsbridge for Shopping

The Levin is one of the best hotels in Kensington for folk who plan for short hops to Harrods after breakfast. Yards from the Qatari-owned department store of delights, it is a cosy and intimate sister hotel to the Capital. The mini bars in the rooms include all the ingredients for making a reviving champagne cocktail and there is a popular bistro, Le Metro, in the basement.

The Levin

The Best Value Hotels in Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is not a budget destination, and the majority of the best hotels in Knightsbridge are fairly pricey. But it is possible to stay in the area for less at B & B Belgravia. It’s a little cosy and there’s no restaurant but the breakfasts are good and the service helpful, jolly and knowledgable.

B and B Belgravia

For other budget options throughout London, check out our recommendations for Cheap and Chic London Hotels.

If our pick of the 10 best hotels in Knightsbridge does not have what you're looking for you could:

The 10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge

  • COMO The Halkin London (South West) 41 rooms from £295

    Sights nearby  -  The Halkin enjoys an excellent central location close to Hyde Park Corner Tube station, so easy access to London's highlights.
    Spa  -  In-room spa treatments available
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    In the heart of Belgravia, this 21st Century luxury hotel, is home to a Michelin starred Basque restaurant and Asian-styled rooms. The contemporary, chic rooms exude understated luxury, and service is top notch. A fantastic relaxing stay for all whether you're here for business or leisure. See More

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  • The Berkeley London (South West) 214 rooms from £480

    Bar  -  The Blue Bar, a fashionable Art Deco institution popular with celebs
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool with great views
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    Stunning Grand Dame with impeccable service opposite Hyde Park, offering beautiful rooms and suites, some with terraces and many with great views, a rooftop pool, iconic bar, pampering spa and gourmet dining. The perfect luxury city break. See More

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  • Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London (South West) 181 rooms from £575

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Landmark  -  Comes with a reputation.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection

    Legendary London luxury hotel which has been recently renovated. Great views of Hyde Park, close to the best shopping, with Michelin star restaurant, stunning spa and sophisticated bar. See More

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  • Beaufort Hotel London (South West) 27 rooms from £248

    Romantic Break  -  An elegant, exclusive and utterly romantic hotel boasting Egyptian Cotton sheets, fresh flowers and welcome chocolates.
    City Style  -  A chic townhouse turned luxury boutique, on a leafy cu-de-sac in the heart of Knightsbridge.
    Great walks  -  Just a ten minute stroll from Hyde Park, an oasis of green in the city centre.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the the South Ken Museums and Galleries and the Albert Hall.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Privately owned, small boutique hotel in a quiet part of Knightsbridge. Elegant and spacious rooms and suites are the height of luxury. Complimentary breakfasts and afternoon tea. Well located in an upmarket area of London. Ideal for a short break in the capital. See More

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  • The Levin Hotel London (South West) 12 rooms from £307

    City Style  -  Magnificant interiors, bold fabrics, sharp lines and colourful installations, just around the corner from London's top shopping.
    Romantic Break  -  Champagne and flowers are only the start of a truly romantic occassion with the Levin Hotel.
    Views  -  Street views.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Sawdays, Tablet

    Exclusive hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge, perfect for romantic breaks and shopping sprees. Large, comfortable rooms with stylish interiors and an inexplicably homely feel. The Knightsbridge Metro serves yummy British food and wines from Levin's own Vineyards. See More

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  • Knightsbridge Hotel London (South West) 44 rooms from £306

    City Style  -  Quintessential British country style in the heart of one of London's smartest area.
    Great walks  -  Wander through the expansive Hyde Park.
    Outstanding location
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    An ideal base from which to explore London and the perfect shopaholics hotel. Eclectic contemporary design across three typically London townhouses, with friendly helpful staff. See More

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  • 11 Cadogan Gardens London (South West) 56 rooms from £290

    Local exploring
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    Located just behind Sloane Square, 11 Cadogan Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel in London part of Relais & Châteaux. Eclectic style with lavish interiors and comfortable rooms including a library, drawing room and terrace. Elegant and calm, this luxury gem is brilliantly positioned. See More

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  • Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel London, NOT TO SHOW 85 rooms from £255

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Superb location with easy access to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and most major attractions
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith

    A sleek yet informal hotel whose décor is a British twist on the New York loft with a darkish feel, intimate and quiet. Large, inviting beds and marble bathrooms with walk-in overhead showers and Ren bath products. An outpost of urban cool in starchy Belgravia. See More

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  • The Capital Hotel, London London (South West) 49 rooms from £240

    Sights nearby  -  The Brompton Oratory, V&A, Albert Hall and Natural History Museum are all closeby.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels

    Intimate luxury hotel in an unrivalled location for shopping offering fantastic hospitality for a memorable stay. Elegant rooms house antique furnishings, king sized beds and Egyptian cotton linen. There's a chic bar for evening cocktails and The Restaurant at The Capital for relaxed all day dining. See More

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  • B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 London (South West) 9 rooms from £139

    Families  -  These contemporary, well located studios are ideal for families with self catering facilities and plenty of space.
    Local exploring  -  Grab one of the B&B's free bikes and head out to explore Westminster the heart of historical and vibrant London.
    Sights nearby  -  Use the River Thames as your guide and head east to catch a glimpse of Big Ben, London Eye and other sights.
    Great walks  -  Whether Hyde or Battersea, be sure to take a stroll around the royal parks of London.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Fodors

    An understated and elegant B&B, in central Belgravia. The contemporary design, self service facilities and unbeatable location combine to make this an ideal spot in the heart of the city. Numerous restaurants and bars on your doorstep, complete the picture. See More

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Written by Sarah Empson

posted Saturday, 29th June 2019