Cheval Calico House

About us

Welcome to the bustling heart of the capital. Situated just off Bow Lane and its intriguing mix of lanes and courtyards, is Cheval Calico House, home to 45 exclusive five-star apartments. You’ll be living near St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England and the contemporary, world-famous Tate Modern.

Our collection of apartments at Cheval Calico House makes for the perfect extended-stay home, with apartments available for stays of three or more months. All the essentials you’d expect in a five-star Residence are here: high-speed complimentary WIFI, flat-screen TVs, docking stations and use of modern everyday appliances.

Whether you’re staying in London for business or leisure, you’ll find everything you need, and our 24-hour Concierge team will ensure that your stay in the capital exceeds your expectations.

Our neighbourhood

During your stay Cheval Calico House you might hear the local area referred to as ‘The City’, or possibly the ‘Square Mile’. This is a literal square mile in area and was where the Romans first chose to establish a settlement. The City of London is almost a city within a city, with its own distinct mayor, police force and traditions. Today the City is home to the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England, and is recognised as a major financial centre. Yet even in the midst of its modern-day bustle, this affluent area of the capital is still home to 17th century landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The City attracts tourists, families and business owners with a sophisticated food and drinks scene, and there are plenty of opportunities for some retail therapy.

Our History

The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London and only a 20 minute walk from Cheval Thorney Court. As an organisation, 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, and home to some of London’s most iconic shopping destinations. This was to form the heart of our Cheval Knightsbridge Residence.

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.

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