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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric London hotel with back garden

Near Harrods

Built by Lord Cadogan in the 1890s, this London hotel occupies 3 red-brick houses tucked away on a residential street between Chelsea and Knightsbridge; Harrods is 500 meters away.

Library and garden

Vintage books await perusal in the library of the Draycott Hotel, complimentary tea and nightcaps are served in the drawing room, and the back garden offers a pleasant place for a leisurely stroll.

Minibars in rooms

Decorated with Victorian antiques, the guestrooms are themed after famous theatrical or literary personalities with all accommodations having bathrooms and minibars.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests of the Draycott Hotel are invited to don their smoking jackets and sit in the library at the mahogany table or on one of the upholstered sofas, while browsing through the vintage books or admiring the reproduction Sir Joshua Reynolds painting. The drawing room is a large room with padded salon chairs, upholstered sofas and easy chairs, mahogany tables and 19th-century watercolors.

Complimentary tea is served at 3 PM and champagne at 6 PM with an honesty bar for post-theater drinks and nightcaps. Guests can relax here with a good view of the large back garden and make use of amenities such as free WiFi and concierge services.

  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 344 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 31 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 35 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Library 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Garden 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Breakfast Room / Peter O'Toole Room - Decorated with gold-patterned wallpaper, full-length brown velvet curtains, mahogany dining tables, high padded upholstered chairs, and polished brass candelabra. Walls enlivened with five masks decorated by renowned conductors; collection of framed vintage theater programs. Full English or Continental breakfast offered. After breakfast, this becomes the Peter O'Toole Room, available for corporate and pre-arranged lunches. Selection of cooked and buffet menus offered.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

The English Garden



Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 40 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 21.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 40 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Draycott
  • Draycott Hotel
  • Draycott Hotel London
  • Draycott London
  • Hotel Draycott
  • Draycott Hotel London, England

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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4.6 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
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great experience....like being in Downton Abbey

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 20, 2016
Room was quite unique. Drawback.....window did not view the outside
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not a good place for the price

3 out of 5
Posted Oct 18, 2016
We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and were somewhat disappointed. We liked that the room was very large, and had large windows, but that was all we liked about the place. This hotel is very old and in need of some repairs. We have noticed that windows and windows blinds were very dirty, and we needed to put a towel on couches to set because it wasn't clean. We didn't liked that our room had no coffeemaker or a kettle and when we asked front desk staff for cup of tea after a long and cold day outside, they told us that evening tea time was just from 16:00 to 17:00, so we needed to come back to our room just for the tea at 16:00. Hotel has just a few rooms and I think they would do more for accommodating people's needs for the price they charge. We also didn't liked that the front desk staff was laughing and gossiping about a person who just left the hotel when we arrived, that was just plain rude. I won't stay at this hotel during my next trip and I won't recommend it to my friends also because it is too far from everything and you need to take metro to go downtown.
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5 out of 5
by from Atlanta, Georgia/USA
Posted Oct 5, 2016
The staff was great...very courteous, and the rooms were beautiful/charming and comfortable!. We had a wonderful time in London.
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5 out of 5
by from texas
Posted Sep 10, 2016
Pros: Everything
Location: ten minute walk to Harrrods. 2 minute walk to the square with shopping, restaraunts and public transportation.
Exactly what I had hoped. Personal service and attention to detail. Not a large chain. Very quiet setting but close to shopping , restaraunts, and transportation. I would DEFINITELY return.
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Good value

3 out of 5
Posted Sep 5, 2016
Hotel was very nice and very good value. Only issue was hard to locate.
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Conveniently located to restaurants and shops

5 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Aug 3, 2016
Very nice and charming hotel with a homey atmosphere.
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Charming, Comfortable, Clubby

5 out of 5
by from Oxford
Posted Aug 2, 2016
Pros: Fantastic staff; modern-day comfort delivered in with old-school charm; brilliant location. 5 minutes from some of London's best shops, restaurants..
We stayed for 2 nights in Suite room facing onto the road, but you wouldn't have known it was central London: the hotel is situated on a sort of cul-de-sac that means there's almost no through traffic. The room was extremely comfortable and spacious - it had a separate sitting room and an additional toilet. The bathroom and main bedroom were also very well appointed. It didn't just look like a Victorian country house, it really felt as if we were staying on one. This was especially so in the main 'lounge room' which opened on to the beautiful gardens. We were staying for our wedding at the Old Town Hall, and the space, privacy and style of the hotel suited us perfectly. Despite it's old style comforts, the rooms also had every modern amenity, including two magnifying mirrors - perfect for anxious brides doing their own make-up! But it was the staff that really made it, from the bookings manager to every single front of house representative. They couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful.
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Nice hotel close to the coffee shops, Resturants

4 out of 5
by from London England
Posted Jul 31, 2016
Very pleasant staff, very clean room and easy access to buses and tubes and few mins walk to meusiums and Resturants and shops
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Great location and excellent facilities

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne, VIC
Posted Jul 24, 2016
Pros: Location and room.
Cons: The air-conditioning could be better as it wasn't quite cold enough and was a little noisey.
Location: Easy walking distance to great shopping of Kings Road, Harrods, Harvey Nic's etc. Sloane Square tube is a quick 3 minute walk and buses everywhere.
The location of the hotel is excellent, a quick walk to Sloan Square tube station and buses into Oxford Street. There is also the great shopping of Kings Road, Harrods etc. and a short walk to the Thames and Battersea Park. The hotel itself is in a quiet location, with a fantastic private garden for use. The room (Olivier) was spacious and had great facilities, although the air-con didn't quite get the cool temperature needed so was a little warm.
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5 out of 5
Posted May 17, 2016
Staying at the Draycott is like staying at the home of a close friend.
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