Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Knightsbridge - Walton House
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, designer flat in London's finest shopping district
The end of the beginning
‘We shape our buildings,’ Winston Churchill once remarked. ‘Thereafter they shape us.’ Such wisdom surely lingers in the foundations at Walton House, which dazzles and delights at every turn. Once home to the man himself, spot the original safe deposit door as you enter. Sunlight skims off eel-skin cupboards and chandeliers wink over luxe sofas of crushed velvet. Every bit as grand as Harrods’ finest finery, you’re just up the road from that famous department store, and the rest of glamorous Knightsbridge.
Your hosts hail from India, as you may well spot from the many stylish flourishes around their home. A successful couple, he is in sales, while she helms her own coconut water company. Their recently-married daughter is an investment banker and singer!
House of uncommons
Throw open the front door and get ready to gasp. A corridor of chandeliers and marble greets the gaze, and on your right is that original safe deposit vault door, now hiding a glossy cloakroom. The sitting room fairly shimmers with luxury, its pearly walls and eel-skin cupboards glowing in the light from shuttered windows, a Roberto Cavalli rug tickling your toes as you slouch into the crushed velvet sofa. Design your own delicious fare in the elegant kitchen before tucking in on the plush table and chairs, by which a soaring statement sofa perches.
When bedtime beckons, you’ve a cute patio on which to nurse your nightcap, as well as two bedrooms, both adorned with Indian artwork. The master is seriously swish, glass perfume cabinets shining from mirrored cupboards, its ensuite glossy in white. Black décor lends a dash of sophistication in the double, while the bathroom is brilliantly tiled in bronze.
Not for nothing is Knightsbridge one of the capital’s most coveted quarters. You’ve Harrods and Harvey Nichols, as well as a whole host of glitzy boutiques just up the road in Chelsea. Walton Street is hardly short on elegant eateries, either, with Scalini, Toto’s and Jak’s coming highly recommended by your hosts. Take the air in Hyde Park, see a concert at the Albert Hall, or sip a cocktail in a plush bar on the Kings Road. When it’s time for the West End, the tube from Knightsbridge to Oxford Circus takes ten minutes.
- children welcome
- non smoking only