Our Founding Story
Over 35 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 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 Cheval Collection has evolved organically over the years, reaching a combined 512 apartments as of 2018 across eight Residences in prime London locations.
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
2018 – Launch of Cheval Collection
2020 – Cheval Gloucester Park reopens after a major two year refurbishment