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Exquisite English-style luxury in a historic Knightsbridge townhouse
This small boutique hotel offers the best five-star services with the perks of a quiet, neighborhood location. Knightsbridge is an upscale neighborhood that places guests within a short walk of exclusive shopping and museums. The scene is set here by rich decor that evokes another time in England's history. Beautiful silver antiques, unique light fixtures, and luxurious furniture all encourage lingering breakfasts and long hours of afternoon tea. For an extra touch of exclusivity, the hotel is also known for its original art collection with works by Picasso and Matisse.
Beyond the decor that is worthy of royalty, the staff at the Egerton House hotel are what makes the scene so memorable. This boutique hotel is an escape within a busy city, serving afternoon tea on a rainy day or a perfect martini to get an evening started.
In the upscale Knightsbridge neighborhood near exclusive shopping and museums, but a 10-minute walk from the nearest tube stations
Knightsbridge is an affluent shopping and residential area populated by well-heeled locals. This neighborhood is home to some of London's wealthiest residents, including Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich. Located south of Hyde Park, the two nearest tube stations -- Knightsbridge and South Kensington -- are a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Many popular London attractions are nearby, including a 10-minute walk to the Chelsea Antiques market, a 2-minute walk to the famous Harrods department store, and a 8-minute walk to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This area of South Kensington is often called the "Little France" of London -- with its French cafes, bookshops, culture institute and a French secondary school. The neighborhood is filled with French expatriates and Francophiles, and French is often spoken in this part of London.
Individually decorated, elegant rooms with historic character
Rooms and suites are decorated in a rich, luxurious English style, without being too traditional or stuffy. Rooms here aren't huge, but are incredibly well-appointed with opulent marble bathrooms, Penhaligon's toiletries, well-stocked minibar (that includes vitamins), iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and built-in international power sockets. All of these amenities are topped off with special touches like antique furniture and rare art from prominent painters like Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall.
A luxurious drawing room and inviting bar
Egerton House Hotel provides a luxurious place to relax after a busy day exploring London. Beyond the richly decorated guest rooms, that also includes a cozy drawing room for afternoon tea and an inviting bar for an evening cocktail. In addition to these features, part of what makes this hotel so special is its devotion to incredible service. The staff here can help arrange theater tickets, dinner reservations, historic walking tours, and more.
This exquisite luxury boutique hotel with just 28 rooms offers the elegance of a different time in England's history. Located in the upscale Knightsbridge neighborhood, Egerton House Hotel is a short walk from the famous Harrods Department store and renowned London museums. Rooms in this historic townhouse are individually decorated in rich fabrics, and have opulent bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, champagne on arrival, and candles at turndown. The common spaces are just as special, with a notable art collection -- including works by Picasso and Matisse -- and a gorgeous drawing room for afternoon tea.