The Grange Strathmore is the ideal hotel for those looking to enjoy discrete luxury with a feeling of history. A former London townhouse — and residence of the Earl of Strathmore, father of the late Queen Mother — the hotel has undergone a successful modernisation recently, bringing this grand Victorian house into the 21st century. It is ideally located for either shopping in the luxury Knightsbridge boutiques, or a quick visit to the Victoria & Albert, Natural History and Science museums.
The 14th Earl of Strathmore was not your average aristocrat: he tended to dress down while working on his estates in Scotland, so much so that he was often mistaken for a common labourer. He also had a very large and impressive moustache — so large that he would have to hold it apart before he kissed his ten children.