While you are staying at the Cherry Court Hotel, we hope you will regard it as your home away from home, in the heart of London. The Patel family are your hosts and we have owned and run the hotel for over 30 years.
We are a small friendly team, and aim to be hardworking and dedicated to the smooth running of the Cherry Court Hotel.
The hotel is housed in a listed five floor Victorian terraced building, with 12 en suite rooms and a garden area. We are situated on a side street in a quiet residential area of Victoria, yet we are only a 5 minute walk from Victoria rail, underground, coach and bus stations. The rail station has routes to the South of London and beyond, including Ashford (Kent) and Brighton. From Victoria underground (tube) station you can catch the District, Circle and Victoria lines. Victoria coach station has connections to multiple towns and cities in the UK and Europe. The bus station has many direct routes to some of the capital’s major tourist attractions. In addition you can start many sightseeing bus tours from Victoria.
We are located between the districts of Belgravia and Pimlico (nearest to South Belgravia). South Belgravia is the early Victorian creation of Thomas Cubitt and his sub-contractor. The master-builder constructed Eccleston and Warwick Square, the two great avenues: St. George’s Drive and Belgrave Road, and the streets linking them.
Between 1840 and 1914 this was the exclusive domain of the rich and powerful – totally “Upstairs-Downstairs”. Now it is host to the “B & B” establishments.
The Stuccoville Grid is the author’s name for that fascinating and lovely grid of streets lying west of South Belgravia – framed by Hugh Street, St. George’s Drive etc. Built between 1840 and 1870 the grid was cynically named “stuccoville” & “Cubitto” by developers and estate agencies. Pleasant, peaceful, secluded and residential, this central part is now undergoing excellent facade re-decoration and costly interior re-designing, rendering each terrace home, once again, a domestic paradise worthy of the attentions of the very rich. Politicians, artists, diplomats and country-based families are moving in – and prices are rocketing! Apart from residents, car drivers are discouraged, the avenues being narrowed deliberately at the crossroads.
This is Victorian Pimlico, the finest surviving example of early Victorian “town planning” in the world. After the death of Cubitt in 1855, the name became applied to “South Belgravia” to Pimlico, as we know it today, and was created between 1836 and 1875.