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The Cadogan Hotel on No.11 Cadogan Gardens in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London, SW3 2R

The Cadogan Hotel is a beautiful grade II listed building which was originally a private residence. The hotel is an important part of London’s literary history, as well as being a wonderful example of Edwardian architecture.

Most people chose to visit the Cadogan not merely to enjoy its impressive facilities, but because it was famed as the hotel in which Oscar Wilde was arrested in 1895 on indecency charges (in room 118, to be another famous resident of this beautiful hotel was Lily Langtry, famous actress of her day and, more famously, mistress to King Edward VII. At the front of the hotel is a blue plaque commemorating that she resided in the hotel between 1892 to 1897. It was originally her private residence, but when it was turned into a hotel, she remained in the property, sleeping in her own bedroom.

Because of its most famous resident, the hotel’s restaurant is named ‘The Lily Langtry’ and famed for its decadent champagne afternoon tea, featuring plump scones, smoked salmon sandwiches, and delicate cakes and pastries. Whether you stop by to enjoy an overnight stay, afternoon tea, or simply to view the famous blue plaque outside the building and share the connection to Oscar Wilde, The Cadogan Hotel is an important building, and one well worth exploring in the Belgravia area.

Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge, 8 minute walk

For information on property for sale or to rent in and around Cadogan Gardens in Belgravia, please contact CityWest Residential , leading estate agents in Westminster.

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