The world’s closest hotel to Harrods and a refuge of English elegance and comfort, The Capital Hotel Knightsbridge takes great pride in its high levels of personal service.

Each of the 49 bedrooms are individually decorated with an emphasis on English design showcasing a sumptuous medley of classic fabrics, antiques and works of art.

The Restaurant at the Capital serves a menu of British-inspired dishes. The Restaurant additionally has two private dining rooms perfect for entertaining.

There is a quiet sophisticated charm to the bar where the knowledgeable team offer an extensive cocktail menu and enviable whisky selection. Afternoon Tea, highly commended in the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, is a perennially popular offering that has become a firm favourite with hotel guests and weary shoppers alike.

This excellent location is not only ideal for shopping, Hyde Park and the Albert Hall but also for families visiting the world famous Natural History Museum or Victoria & Albert Museum. The 5 Star Capital is lucky enough to have its own on-site parking and Knightsbridge underground station (Piccadilly Line) is less than a minute away and direct to Heathrow.

This hotel is a truly English experience, a grand hotel in miniature.

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



The Capital Hotel

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

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General Manager

Louis Vanheusden

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Pre-Purchase Offer

Save 15% from our Best Available Rate when you plan your next visit in advance.

Enjoy a complimentary Cream Tea in our elegant sitting room when you arrive and later relax in The Capital Bar with a complimentary cocktail.

The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge is the perfect place for your London getaway. We offer a true sense of place exuding classic English elegance in a central location, just 87 steps away from Harrods and in striking distance of Hyde Parks and the Natural History Museum. Onsite car parking is available (subject to availability. Must be booked in advance)

Offer requires full payment at time of booking. Non-transferable and non-refundable. Subject to availability.

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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)

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Christmas & NYE

Get in the festive spirit

Celebrate Christmas in style in Knightsbridge at The Capital Hotel.

Enjoy your stay from 24-26 December including full English Breakfast. Choose from a Classic Double room or complete the occasion and book a suite.

Indulge on Christmas Day with a four-course celebration lunch by Executive Chef Adam Simmonds and in the afternoon enjoy afternoon tea or simply a magic adventure at Winter wonderland in Hyde Park, just 5 minutes-walk from the hotel, great for kids and adult kids alike.

When you check out the 26th, leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy the exclusive Boxing Day shopping at Harrods before making your way home.

Two-night stay from 24 to 26 December from £347 per night including breakfast based on 2 people sharing.

Lunch priced from £140 per person.

Available until 24/12/2019

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NYE break

Enjoy London’s New Year’s celebrations at The Capital Hotel.

Welcome the New Year with a 7-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Adam Simmonds and toast to the New Year in The Capital Bar until the early hours of the morning.

While at The Capital, embrace the festive celebrations from the magic adventures at Winter wonderland in Hyde Park to the ice rink at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, great for kids and adult kids alike.

Two-night stay from 30 December to 1 January from £410 per night including breakfast based on 2 people sharing.

Dinner priced from £130 per person. Wine flight £90 per person.

Available until 30/12/2019

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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.


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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

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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)