After buying the land, William Chinnery Mitchell then developed it under Thomas Cubitt’s instruction. He was the leading master builder in London in the second quarter of the 19th century.
Wishing to leave his mark on these grand, heritage buildings, William embellished his houses with a few signature details, including 10 panel doors and his string motif, a plaster decorative line on the exterior of many of his houses.
Over several generations the houses, which are now known as the Georgian House Hotel, have been handed down through the family. Serena von der Heyde took over the bed and breakfast operation in 1987, when it was a two-star hotel and had 28 guest rooms.
Today, the Georgian House Hotel boasts five stars, 63 bedrooms and apartments. It has carved out a place within London’s bustling hotel scene as a warm and welcoming place for families, couples and those on business to base themselves when visiting the capital. Throughout the generations, the family has always maintained the ‘home from home’ feel that guests recognise and appreciate time and time again.