OutThere’s Canine-in- Chief, Cinta bounded through the doors of the Cheval’s enormous penthouse suite and stopped firmly in her tracks in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, a feature of the enormous, circular lounge. She sat staring, as did we, at the immense view of London’s tallest building, The Shard, across the river Thames. This place is all about the view, as we soon found out, drawing back the curtains to reveal an enormous wrap-around sun terrace overlooking the river, with Tower Bridge in view on the left and the rest of London as far as Waterloo looking right.

We spent a lot of time outdoors on the patio as the weather was unpredictably gorgeous, but this weekend was really all about Cinta, as it was her who was invited to stay in the Cheval’s flagship London apartments right next to the Tower of London. Cheval are very welcoming of four-legged visitors, with their dedication to offering guests (no matter how many legs), with a unique home-like atmosphere in any of their worldwide properties. Cinta’s bed with a view was already turned down, with bottled water and special Lilly’s Kitchen treats for a restful stay – she certainly made herself at home. For us humans, the three-ensuite- bedroom, contemporary ‘Galley quay Penthouse’ was kitted out like a show-home and we took full advantage of all the comforts it had to offer, including the complimentary do-ityourself continental breakfast. We also delighted in staying in to cook our own dinner in the suite’s gratuitous kitchen. The penthouse is actually perfect for a set of friends visiting the city, or a large modern family and there are many other apartment types choose from. But all these perks and fantastic facilities will still come second to the spectacular, quintessentially London view that the Cheval Three quays offers.