The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London.
We opened our first property in 1981 in Cheval Place, a quiet street in the heart of Knightsbridge set back from the bustling Brompton Road, home to some of London’s most iconic shopping destinations.
Knightsbridge itself is named after an ancient bridge spanning the Westbourne Stream, and as the first half of the word implies, was the gathering point of knights and their retainers. These knights would have required somewhere to stable their horses, suggesting that Cheval Place, from the French for horse, was aptly named.
The first set of apartments, at 21-25a Cheval Place, became available to book in 1981. A number of apartments in Montpelier Mews were added to the collection in 1989, followed by a further set on Brompton Road, Cheval Place and additional stock in Montpelier Mews in 1995.
In 2008 number 38 Cheval Place was unveiled, and in 2015 even more flats on Brompton Road joined the portfolio. Most recently, the four-bedroom townhouse at Cheval Place was renovated and relaunched in 2017, and a set of one bedroom deluxe apartments opened at 29-31 Cheval Place in 2018.
Cheval Knightsbridge is currently made up of 49 luxury serviced apartments, available for stays of one night, or for any length of stay in some of our extended stay accommodation.
Key dates for when each Residence joined the Cheval portfolio:
1981 – The first apartments open at Cheval Knightsbridge
1991 – Cheval Gloucester Park opens
1995 – Cheval Thorney Court opens
1995– Cheval Hyde Park Gate opens
2001 – Cheval Calico House opens
2003 – Cheval Phoenix House opens
2014 – Cheval Harrington Court opens after refurbishment
2014 – Cheval Three Quays opens
2019 – Cheval Gloucester Park reopens after a major two year refurbishment