Built in the late 19th century by Lord Chelsea, 11 Cadogan Gardens was originally four separate Victorian town houses. Which explains the hotelís myriad of staircases, hallways and corridors after the town houses had been converted into one building. After the conversion the hotel became incredibly popular for travelling politicians and aristocrats. During that era the area was known as a bohemian quarter which attracted numerous types of people including artists and poets. The Library in the hotel features works from Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.

In 2010 the property was damaged by a fire which saw two storeys gutted and the roof completely destroyed. More recently the hotel became a private members club offering luxury accommodation to members only. Today it is fully restored to its former glory as an iconic luxury hotel and continues to offer that elusive air of exclusivity and total privacy.