The Berkeley brings the beach to Belgravia: The beach huts epitomize the new nautical trend

The hotel is blessing the city's streets with retro decor – and the Great British seaside has never felt so stylish

The Berkeley Beach Huts in Knightsbridge with nautical interiors and sea-food
(Image credit: The Berkeley)

The iconic London hotel The Berkeley is bringing the quintessentially British seaside spirit to the streets of Knightsbridge – complete with retro decor, nostalgic cuisine, and mermaid-inspired cocktails. The aptly named Berkeley Beach Huts are a collection of five rainbow-glazed huts that celebrate the charm of the British coastline amongst the beating heart of the capital. 

While we're attracted by The Berkeley Beach Hut's fun-infused menu, we're primarily lusting over the beach huts' exquisite Cape Cod interiors that pay homage to nautical home decor – one of the most enduring trends to date. 

The Berkeley Beach Huts

(Image credit: The Berkeley)

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Each space is curated to celebrate signature nautical elegance, with a contemporary twist, in true Berkeley style. Stand-out features include the indulgent sea-life-themed soft furnishings and circular mirrors that mimic portholes from a boat.

However, perhaps the most notable nautical feature is the bold striped exterior, which, as buying and merchandising manager at Arlo & Jacob, Laura Barnard suggests, are 'instantly associated with the nautical trend. 'Re-invented Post-Modern classics are having a moment. From razor-thin Breton stripes to broad and bold stripes are reminiscent of summer days,' she adds. 

The Berkeley Beach Huts

(Image credit: The Berkeley)

The Berkeley has also dressed the huts with glass vases and candles as a subtle reminder that these are the most luxurious beach huts in the country. The hotel's indulgent twist on seaside classics continues throughout its cuisine – with chefs serving up a sumptuous twist on Britain's beloved fish and chips by serving up plates of grilled sea trout, sea bass, and lobster with fries. 

These fish and chips, along with the other culinary delights, are inspired by Britain's most prestigious seafood havens, including Whitstable, Southwold, and Padstow.

The Berkeley Beach Huts

(Image credit: The Berkeley)

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Plus, the iconic 99 ice cream has also received a gourmet makeover, while drinks include cocktails with sea-life appropriate names, including Mermaid Shell, Pink Pearl, and Sailor Sour.

These stylish beach huts are now open at The Berkeley on Wilton Place in London. More detail is available on their website, where guests can book slots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.

Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.