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Cheval Thorney Court

About Us

The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London and only a 20 minute walk from Cheval Gloucester Park. As an organisation we acquired 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.

Cheval Thorney Court joined the portfolio in 1995 and is distinguished by its traditional décor, modelled on the Regency Period from the early decades of the 19th century. The furnishings of this time were elegant and detailed, set against characteristic striped wallpaper in bright colours.

From its impressive position on the corner of Palace Gate and Kensington Road, the Residence is currently made up of 59 luxury serviced apartments, available for stays of one night, one month, or longer depending on your requirements.

Our neighbourhood

Popular amongst tourists and even local Londoners, Kensington is an upscale district in London with stately Victorian buildings, galleries and embassies. Home to three of London’s largest and most famous museums, this area offers plenty to view and explore all-year round. As well as enjoying the serenity of the Royal gardens and world-renowned Hyde Park, Kensington hosts an eclectic shopping scene too- filled with gorgeous designer boutiques and brands.

Those with a taste for fine music can visit the famous Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, a concert hall which has held the Prom concerts annually each summer since 1941. There are also plenty of exhibitions held at Olympia London, a venue that regularly hosts a range of international conferences and events.

Contrary to popular belief, many of the museums and sights in Kensington offer free entry for visitors, meaning that this affluent area is available for almost anyone to enjoy.

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