Situated in a quiet street in fashionable Knightsbridge, and overlooking gorgeous leafy gardens, the boutique Egerton House Hotel offers peace and tranquillity in abundance. Yet many of London’s most popular attractions are on the doorstep.
The location is heaven on earth for serious shoppers with some of London's most famous stores nearby. Harrods and Harvey Nichols are just yards from the front door, while the glittering rows of iconic boutiques along Brompton Road, Sloane Street and the Kings Road are all within easy walking distance. A short taxi ride and you are in Mayfair, exploring the wealth of upmarket stores on Bond Street, Regent Street, South Moulton Street, Piccadilly, Savile Row and the Burlington Arcade.
We’ve teamed up with Hiscox Mavroleon, exclusive personal shoppers, to make your shopping expeditions even more rewarding. Enjoy a full English breakfast before heading off in a Bentley or Range Rover with private chauffeur to visit London's top stores and most popular boutiques for a true ‘fashion insider’ experience.
Lovers of art and culture will feel equally at home as they enjoy staying in the heart of London's museum district – the world famous Victoria & Albert Museum is barely five minutes on foot, and the Royal Albert Hall only a few blocks beyond. The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are also within easy strolling distance, while Britain's leading horticultural event, The Chelsea Flower Show, is held nearby.
Trafalgar Square, home of the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, is only a few minutes away by cab. From the square you enter Whitehall, leading to the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, the Cenotaph, Big Ben, the London Eye and Westminster Abbey.
The area around the Egerton House Hotel is studded with fascinating, but slightly lesser known attractions. These include Apsley House (the magnificent former home of the Duke of Wellington), Brompton Oratory (the famous Roman Catholic church), Oscar Wilde’s house (in Tite Street, Chelsea), the home of the famous 19th century historian Thomas Carlyle (in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea) and Chelsea Harbour with its popular Design Centre, restaurants and marina.
In the evening you are spoilt for choice. Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, at the heart of London’s theatre district, surrounded by the lively bars and cosmopolitan restaurants of Soho, are just minutes away in a taxi. We will be more than happy to organise theatre tickets for you. Take a look at our West End Theatre Guide and let us know if you'd like us to book tickets on your behalf.
For fine dining there’s a wealth of excellent restaurants nearby, many with Michelin stars. Check out our London Restaurant Guide for details on our personal favourites.
Because the Egerton is so centrally located we’ve partnered with Context Travel to offer over 30 brilliant walking tours. Their collection of architects, historians and art specialists will introduce you to some of the most fascinating features of London with everything from guided museum tours to walks through the city’s most ancient nooks and crannies.
Our Concierge team are highly knowledgeable about local attractions and seasonal events. Read their latest newsletter for the must-see attractions over November and December 2013.