Right on the Thames, next to the Tower of London, Cheval Three Quays has 159 luxury serviced apartments which can be booked for any number of nights but are perfect for extended stays. It’s part of Cheval Residences, which has luxury apartments in prime locations in central London, Edinburgh and, since April, in Dubai.
Cheval Three Quays opened in 2014 but its interiors still look new. The elegant lobby, with a water feature, glittering chandelier, plush leather armchairs and over-sized vases with fresh flowers, is manned 24 hours a day by a highly-professional team who greeted me like a VIP repeat guest. Even the corridors feel like they’re brand new, with pristine carpets and prints of London scenes on the walls.
Ranging from open-plan studios right through to ninth-floor penthouses, all apartments have fully-equipped kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Tower Bridge, The Shard and other landmarks. My deluxe two-bedroom apartment was vast. The open-plan living area and kitchen had two large windows and a balcony with views of Tower Bridge. Armchairs and footstools were strategically placed facing the views. The hallway alone was as big as most hotel rooms and there were so many wardrobes, I was late checking out because I forgot where I put my coat! A delicious welcome basket included M&S croissants, a sourdough loaf, jam, fresh fruit, Pipers Crisps, Quaker biscuits and more. In the large fridge was a bottle of fizz, fresh milk and a large bottle of Luscombe orange juice. My spacious king-size bedroom had a large ensuite shower room and a floor-to-ceiling window with more stunning Thames views. The second bedroom had two large singles. A second bathroom came with a bath.
There’s a 24-hour gym on the ground floor. Cheval has also partnered with HOMEtainment, which creates bespoke experiences, such as private chefs or mixologists.
I worked on the dining table by the window (the riverside views were a bit distracting!). Penthouses can be hired for events. The Wi-Fi was fast.
These apartments are top notch and definitely have the ‘wow’ factor if you want to impress clients, especially if they’re new to London. The views of The Thames and the Tower of London are incredible.
Deluxe two-bedroom river view apartments from £700, chevalcollection.com