William Chinnery Mitchell – Born in Kensington, England in 1808 and Died in Pimlico, England in 1889
The Property has remained in the family ever since
Just a stone’s throw from London’s bustling streets, you’ll find Georgian House tucked away on one of the city’s most picturesque and prestigious squares in the heart of Pimlico. An elegant property that has remained in the same family since 1851, Georgian House is a quintessentially British townhouse that embraces its heritage and showcases its Victorian quirks and charms. Now a welcoming hotel offering guests an unparalleled ‘home from home’ experience, Georgian House boasts rooms that have been individually designed with thought, care, and originality.
The hotel’s distinguished location, St George’s Square, was originally laid out in 1839 as two parallel streets; however, by 1843, it had been developed into London’s first residential ‘square’. At the north end of the square stands the serene Church of St Saviour, designed in 1864 by Thomas Cundy the Younger, and constructed as part of Thomas Cubitt’s development of the area on behalf of the Marquess of Westminster. Over the years, St George’s Square has been home to many notable residents, including the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, and Dorothy L. Sayers, the renowned crime writer and poet.
Originally purchased as a piece of land by William Chinnery Mitchell in 1851, the Georgian House was developed under the instruction of the leading master builder in London, Thomas Cubitt. In an endeavour to leave his mark on these grand, heritage buildings, William Chinnery Mitchell chose to embellish the buildings with a selection of signature details, including ten panel doors and his string motif – a decorative line on the exterior of many of his houses. Over the decades, the houses were passed down through the generations and, in 1950, the private family home was converted into a family-run hotel.
Despite the hotel’s tranquil and serene atmosphere, it is rumoured that the building has experienced a number of ghostly happenings over the centuries. In one spine-chilling tale, it is said that the manager of the hotel was showing a visitor around the hotel, when they heard a group of laughing children, shouting and banging on the doors. When the receptionist was asked to tell the children to keep the noise down, she discovered that no guests had checked in that day and no children were present… A number of similar paranormal events have been reported in the following years, so guests of the Georgian House should make sure to keep their wits about them…
A true family treasure for 150 years, the Georgian House is a warm welcoming haven amongst the daily hustle and bustle of London, offering guests comfort, style, and quintessential British charm.