Much like its Knightsbridge neighbour Harrods, The Capital hotel is a refuge of English elegance and tradition, with modern sensibilities, impeccable service and all mod cons, naturally.

This ‘grand hotel in miniature’ occupies one of London’s smartest addresses and keeps up the appearances of the rather prestigious street beautifully. A stunning Victorian redbrick townhouse, it’s a hotel in which time has somewhat stood still, and that’s no bad thing.

As your doorman ushers you through to the small, but perfectly formed, lobby and the concierge guides you through to the cocktail bar, you really have nothing more pressing to do than plan your evening meal. You might want to think about the handmade mattress that you’ll be sleeping on later though, it really is worth pondering over.

Despite being in the heart of London the hustle of the city feels miles away as you’re ensconced in this timeless stalwart of a hotel.

View The Capital’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know


Check-in at 2.00pm.


Check-out at 12:00 noon.

Also Worth Knowing

The Capital Bar

Let the team take care of you in The Capital Bar where you can choose from a wide selection of cocktails. Delicious light meals are also available from 12.00-11.00pm and a traditional Afternoon Tea is available from 2.30pm.

Master Classes

The Capital run a selection of master classes with leading experts ranging from cocktails and whiskey to jewellery. Please get in touch with the hotel direct for details about prices.

Afternoon Tea

Homemade pastries and sandwiches accompany afternoon tea served daily in the The Sitting Room between 2.30-5.30pm. £39.50 per person or £42.50 with a glass of chilled Henriot Champagne included.


Private Dining

The Capital has two private dining rooms available to hire for a more intimate way to entertain family and friends.

The Cadogan Suite

  • Rectangular tables up to 24 guests
  • Cocktail Reception up to 30 guests

The Eaton Suite

  • Round table up to 14 guests
  • Cocktail reception up to 30 guests


Guide Price: Double room for two persons per night from £300- £700. Interconnecting family rooms are available from £600 for 4 persons.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

What the Experts Say

“This five-star boutique hotel boasts a top location on a quiet road among high-end designer stores in Knightsbridge.”

Telegraph Online



The Capital Hotel

22-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, SW3 1AT.

What3Words Address

what3words gives every 3m x 3m in the world a unique 3 word address. This one describes the precise entrance of this hotel. Click here to learn more.


General Manager

Louis Vanheusden

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Save 15% on our best available rate

Complimentary full English breakfast for one or two (based on booked room type, minimum 2 night stay) or one time Complimentary afternoon tea for one or two (based on booked room type, minimum 2 night stay)

10% VIP discount card for exclusive shopping at the famous Luxury retail shops at Bicester Village.

Please quote “Welcome back package”.


Available until 31/12/2020

Call now to book

Welcome Back

Save 15% on our best available rate

Complimentary full English breakfast for one or two (based on booked room type, minimum 2 night stay) or one time Complimentary afternoon tea for one or two (based on booked room type, minimum 2 night stay)

10% VIP discount card for exclusive shopping at the famous Luxury retail shops at Bicester Village.

Please quote “Welcome back package”.


Available until 31/12/2020

Call now to book

Inclusive Packages

The Capital

Shop Until You Drop

The Capital Hotel is the closest 5 star hotel to Harrods and the perfect choice for London Shopping Breaks especially in Knightsbridge.

Stay here to make the most of your inner fashionista and enjoy the pre-season collections at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street – one of London’s top fashion shopping centres.

Having used your £50 Harrods voucher, pop back to The Capital Hotel for Afternoon Tea in the sitting room and in the evening, enjoy a well earned Cosmopolitan (or cocktail of your choice) at The Capital Bar.

Our Concierge will be happy to collect shopping bags, arrange spa treatments and theatre outings.  On site car parking can be arranged (must be booked in advance)

Call now to book

Seasonal Offers

Family together school holiday offer – second room half price

Perfect for family breaks The Capital is a short walk from The Natural History and Science Museums, which are packed with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, while nearby Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are perfect for letting off steam.


At the end of a busy day, relax in the comfort of The Capital where even the smallest guests will have a luxurious robe and slippers awaiting them.


This offer accommodates 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years old and includes Continental Breakfast each morning.


Call now to book
More Details



By Road

The Capital is situated in a quiet yet central residential street just yards from Harrods. The closest tube is Knightsbridge.

By Train

1.5 miles from: Victoria Station 3.7 miles from: St. Pancras International for Eurostar

By Air

15.4 miles from: London Heathrow Airport
30 miles from: Gatwick Airport

Get Directions

Attractions Near The Capital Hotel

Knightsbridge & Notting Hill

The Capital Hotel is situated in a quiet yet central location on Basil Street in Knightsbridge. It is a perfect base from which to explore London, whether it’s popping to the West end theatres or the markets of Notting Hill there is an abundance of activities close by.


The Capital is the closest hotel in the world to Harrods, The designer shops and stylish boutiques of Sloane Street, Beauchamp Place and the Kings Road are also minutes walk away.

London’s Hyde Park

London’s Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) and with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens, there’s a good chance you’ll forget you are right in the centre of London.

This great location is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

Hyde Park in London has something for everyone. You can enjoy swimming, boating, cycling and skating. There are pitches for team games, tennis courts, tracks for horse riding and a spectacular children’s playground.

Boating In London

In January, London’s ExCel is filled with thousands of boats for London International Boat Show. Whether you’re looking for a new yacht, or want to browse the latest wake-boarding gear, the show has something for everyone.

Every Spring, the beautiful Henley-on-Thames is host to the Newton Women’s Boat Race, where Oxford races against Cambridge along the river.

Head of the River Race takes place every March, where 400 crews race from Mortlake to Putney along the Thames.

Each year, Oxford and Cambridge compete on the river Thames in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. The race is always exciting and if you can get to the Thames on the day, you can really soak up the atmosphere.

Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats which operate on the famous Serpentine and the UK’s first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides silently across the lake powered only by the sun. Boating on the Serpentine is open from April until October 31.

Weddings at The Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel lends itself to those pre-wedding experiences from engagement diners, to outfit shopping and family gatherings around one of the best afternoon teas in London. The two pretty private dining rooms offer an intimate way to entertain family and friends.

Need to know

Facilities & Features

The Cadogan room can sit up to 22 for dinner and the Eaton room up to 14. For an element of fun, a masterclass in cocktail making can be taken.

Menu Options

Guests are welcome to order from the canapé, private dining or tasting menu. The Capital is also happy to work with you to create something more bespoke.

Civil Ceremonies

The Capital Hotel is not licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are not available.

Meetings at The Capital Hotel

Day delegate rate: from £69 ex VAT based on a minimum of 6 people

Bespoke private dining also available


Maximum number of delegates:
The Cadogan Suite:
20 (rectangular style)
30 (cocktail reception)

The Eaton Suite:
14 (round table)
25 (cocktail reception)