The Cavendish London | A luxurious hotel in Mayfair, London


At the beginning of the month, we made our way to London for a short stay at The Cavendish London.

The Cavendish London, located in the heart of Mayfair, is a deluxe four-star hotel. The hotel re-opened in August (after the lockdown was eased) with new social distancing rules in place to keep both the guests and staff safe.

The Cavendish London

As we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by the General Manager (with an elbow bump) and talked through the changes at the hotel. All staff members had appropriate PPE, physical distancing protocols were in place, permanent floor markers had been placed as visual guides, contactless hand sanitiser stations had been installed at the entrance and various other locations - these were some of the new measures put in place. Our temperature was checked and after a quick check-in, we made our way to our room.

Our stay at The Cavendish London

As we walked into our room at The Cavendish London, we were greeted by stunning views of the London skyline, including the London Eye and the Shard. So beautiful!

London Skyline from The Cavendish Hotel

We stayed in one of the Executive Rooms on the 14th floor and it was equipped with all the amenities expected from a 4-star hotel. With a spacious, King-sized double bed, the room featured stylish and elegant decor. Amenities included HD TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board and an en-suite bath (and power shower) with luxury toiletries.

Executive Room at The Cavendish London

Executive Room at The Cavendish London

Executive Room at The Cavendish London

A number of new protocols were in place (due to COVID) - cushions and bed runners were absent as were magazines, paper pad & pen. And there was no minibar. But this did not affect our stay in any way.

The room was clean & spacious and with the right temperature and a comfortable bed, we enjoyed a great night's sleep.

Executive Room at The Cavendish London

London night skyline from The Cavendish London

Other accommodation at The Cavendish London

In addition to the Classic, Superior and Executive rooms, the hotel also has on offer spacious, beautifully decorated Junior Suites and two Penthouse Suites, all of which are located on the 15th floor. One of the Penthouse Suites has an outdoor balcony as well.

The Penthouse (above), The Junior Suite (below)

Dining at the Petrichor Restaurant

Petrichor Restaurant is The Cavendish’s 2AA Rosette restaurant and is a great place to begin your day with a hearty breakfast as well as the perfect place to enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea. At the Petrichor Bar & Lounge guests can enjoy their drinks or a pre-theatre supper.

Our stay at the hotel coincided with the launch of Rosa’s Afternoon Tea, a brand-new offering inspired by The Queen of Cooks and the former owner of the hotel, Rosa Lewis. 

Rosa's Afternoon Tea at The Cavendish London

Rosa's Afternoon Tea at The Cavendish London

It was a fantastic afternoon tea. We enjoyed a variety of sandwiches, fresh & warm scones and a selection of amazing pastries alongside the finest Champagne. You can read our thoughts on Rosa’s Afternoon Tea here.

Breakfast, the next day, was equally good. COVID restrictions meant that there was no buffet-style breakfast and the number of tables in the restaurant had been reduced to maintain social distancing guidelines. But the overall service was excellent.

Breakfast at The Cavendish London

Breakfast at The Cavendish London

The restaurant is also providing 'grab & go' breakfast boxes as an alternative to existing breakfast offerings, currently.

Things to do near The Cavendish London

Mayfair is one of the most romantic neighbourhoods in London and The Cavendish London's central location means it has the city's top attractions right on its doorstep.

Buckingham Palace is a short walk away (under 15 minutes). If you are visiting between the months of July-October then you can explore the magnificent State Rooms at the Buckingham Palace which are open to visitors only during this period.

Buckingham Palace, London

Other popular landmarks that you could visit are the Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Imperial War Museum and the London Eye.

If you love green spaces, there are a number of parks nearby - St James' Park (under 10 minutes), Hyde Park (under 20 minutes) and Green Park (around 7 minutes).

For art lovers, the Royal Academy of Art is right on the doorstep of the hotel. The venue hosts exhibitions and displays (both paid & free) throughout the year with their Summer Exhibition being a big draw. This year the Summer Exhibition is being held in the winter months for the very first time (6 October 2020 –3 January 2021).

Once the sightseeing is done, it is time to hit the shops! Jermyn Street, where The Cavendish London is located, is home to antique shops and the finest menswear outlets. You will find a number of bespoke clothing makers like Budd, DAKS, Hilditch & Key, New & Lingwood, Roderick Charles, T.M.Lewin and more.

Piccadilly Arcade in London

Piccadilly Arcade in London

Also, on the doorstep of the hotel is London's most luxurious department store, Fortnum & Mason.

To sum it up, you will not be short of things to see and do when staying at The Cavendish London.

Our thoughts on The Cavendish London

If you’re looking for a deluxe hotel in the heart of Mayfair complemented by stunning food and service, then you can’t go wrong with The Cavendish London. Not only does the hotel boast of an enviable location and also offers stunning views across the London skyline; it is also within walking distance of many of the capital’s iconic landmarks.

Our stay at The Cavendish London was fantastic. The room, the amenities, the afternoon tea - everything was fabulous and the friendly staff could not have made us feel more welcome.

Based on our experience, we think The Cavendish London is a fantastic choice whether you are on a family holiday or on indulgent couples' getaway.

The Cavendish London

The Cavendish London

The Cavendish London

Book your stay at The Cavendish London

Prices start from £245 for a Superior Room, from £305 for an Executive Room and from £413 for the Junior Suites per night.

Booking direct with the hotel has a number of benefits including exclusive offers, the best rates and late check-outs on Sunday. You can use the details below to contact the hotel for reservations and other enquiries.

The Cavendish London | 81 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y6JF
Phone | +44 (0) 20 7930 2111
Email | [email protected]


  1. I used to work just round the corner from here, on St James.

  2. love the fact that the hotel is so central - Caroline Watson

  3. The food looks delicious. The hotel looks close to all the attractions.

  4. the hotel looks stunning--a lovely place to stay

  5. Looks very luxurious. Would love to stay there :-)


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