The Wellesley

the wellesley

A townhouse hotel in Knightsbridge brimming with 1920s glamour. Check out London’s best hotel openings here.


Step back in time at The Wellesley, the Knightsbridge hotel overlooking Hyde Park with a decidedly 1920s feel. Photographs of the era’s silver screen stars adorn rooms and lounges, there’s even a jazz lounge and cigar terrace.

The boutique hotel has 36 individually designed suites and rooms, which all feature 1920s style furniture and a muted art deco palette with monochrome touches. From glass and brass coffee tables to chevron bolsters on the bed, the hotel has aped the art deco period to perfection. Exquisite marble bathrooms are paired with rolltop baths you’ll want to languish for hours in.

Dining at The Wellesley is Italian fine dining at its best in the Oval restaurant, which has a traditional feel with plush cream leather sofas and mirror lined walls. Live jazz performances are offered in the intimate and suitably low-lit jazz lounge.


Situated mere minutes away from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent The Wellesley is the ideal spot to rest after a day hitting the sales. The Wellesley is London old-school luxury executed with aplomb.

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