Our Founding Story

40 years of luxury, style and exceptional service

The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London. We acquired our first property in 1982 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 Cheval Collection has evolved organically over the years, with eight Cheval Residences and one Maison in London, and, since July 2020, three additional Cheval Residences in Edinburgh. In total Cheval Collection operates over 675 apartments in the two cities.

Key dates for when each residence joined the Cheval portfolio:

1982 – 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
2018 – Launch of Cheval Collection
2020 – Cheval Gloucester Park reopens after a major two year refurbishment
2020 – Cheval The Edinburgh Grand, Cheval Old Town Chambers and Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood join the collection
2021 – Lexham Gardens by Cheval Maison opens


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