Sleepover at
Cheval Three Quays

Last week I was invited to spend the night at the gorgeous new luxury serviced apartments, Cheval Three Quays, situated smack bang next to the Tower of London. And when I say smack bang.. I mean SMACK BANG. (Click play and watch this little 12 second video to the end…)

Cheval Three Quays’ name originates from the seventeenth century – this is the area of London where the exotic goods of rum, sugar and tobacco would come to rest after the long trip from the West Indies. It opened its beeoodiful doors for the first time on 10 March 2014 and the good folk visiting our fair city, who’ve been lucky enough to stay there, have not been able to close their amazed little mouths since.

Room with a view

Room with a view

Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays

Serviced apartments offer a brilliant and very credible alternative to hotels, which can be extremely pricey – each property aims to provide a stylish ‘home from home’ alternative to a five star hotel. And the last time I checked, most hotels don’t have views of THIS.

Cheval Three Quays

I was sharing my sleepover with three other bloggers – Lela London, Adventures of a London Kiwi and Passage to Luxury. We all had been given our own one bedroom suites, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, stunning bathroom and some lovely little London home touches.. Every tiny little luxury detail has been considered… and you can feel it in your body (from lying on the superior Cheval mattresses) your eyes and mind (thanks to the soft dimming switches for illumination perfection) and right down to the tips of your toes, which will be revelling in the Cheval fluffy slippers.

Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays
We all met in reception at 7pm, to be whisked up to the stunning Penthouse for canopés, champagne and a ridiculously delicious meal, cooked for us by the very clever chefs at Sweet Apple Catering. IMG_9147 Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays

The penthouse has views that you can’t possibly believe actually exist in London… you can see for miles and the floor to ceiling windows give a sense of being actually on the Thames itself… you can feel the history and pulse of the city pouring in through the walls and I realised it had stopped looking like a ‘view’…. This part of the north bank of the River Thames is the true City of London, where historic quaint streets and cobbled lanes are still to be found alongside glittering modern architecture. It’s rare for me to feel so entirely part of the fabric of London… but I felt it then.  Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays Cheval Three Quays

And then it was back inside for one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had.

Cheval Three Quays

Crab cobb salad, crispy gingerbread

Crab cobb salad, crispy gingerbread

Pomegranate glazed lamb rump, Jerusalem artichokes, pea and caper relish

Pomegranate glazed lamb rump, Jerusalem artichokes, pea and caper relish

Poppy has been trained well...

Poppy has been trained well…

Cheval Three Quays

A trio of desserts: Cardamon rice pudding, charred rhubarb, Banana Eton Mess, Grapefruit posset, jelly and granita

The meal was exquisite and the whole evening was an absolute treat. I crawled (should probably not have eaten three puddings) back to my room, where I showered in my amazing shower and cocooned myself amidst the beautiful sheets and MASSIVE marshmallow pillows to watch telly in bed. Hurruh! One of my favourite and most decadent things to do… and that combined with eating the enormous chocolate penny which had been left for me on my exceptionally comfortable pillow, meant I was officially in Poppy Heaven. Cheval Three Quays

The next morning, I ate hunks of the freshly baked crusty bread, which had been left for me in my kitchen, smothered in butter and Strawberry and Champagne jam… made myself a Nespresso coffee (yes, of course I had my own coffee machine) and took in the view on my balcony.

Tough day.


Cheval Three Quays offers a choice of 97 serviced and 62 extended stay apartments, many with unrivalled views across the Thames towards Tower Bridge and City Hall.

Prices start at £1,974 per week in a one bedroom urban view suite– which equates to £282 per suite per night.


Follow Poppy Loves! You can receive my posts by email here or you can follow me on BlogLovin.

Poppy Loves is a London lifestyle blog - please do get in touch if you’d like to be featured.

< Back to Home

8 thoughts on “Sleepover at
Cheval Three Quays

  1. Wow! It does look pretty amazing and I love the pics that you’ve shared with us. I love visiting London from time to time, it’s always nice going to the city to explore the huge diversity that London has. I’m from the country side in Spain and my husband and I like visiting London a lot but we usually stay in a rental by A Place Like Home. We like them because they have great properties in central London.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read previous post:
‘The Cut Flower Patch’
by Louise Curley

I have a lovely new book to share with you all - 'The Cut Flower Patch' by Louise Curley is...