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What We Love

  • The central location, next door to Buckingham Palace and all the shops and restaurants of smart Belgravia
  • Having breakfast on the Veranda overlooking the quiet garden
  • Best-of-British fare served in the David Linley–designed Dining Room
  • The sumptuous interiors with hand-woven carpets and silk wall hangings
  • Quiet corners in the garden have wood-burning brick ovens and cozy seating

What To Know

  • The Goring celebrates the good life of leisure and relaxation; those traveling on business or looking for an active social scene might be more comfortable elsewhere
  • A taxi costs $80 to $100 from Heathrow
  • There’s no fitness center on-site, though there’s free access to Victoria’s LA Fitness club, a three-minute walk away
  • WiFi is expensive ($25 per 24 hours)
  • Valet parking is available for an additional $71 per day

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Refined family-owned sleep within waving distance of Buckingham Palace and a favorite with the royal set

The Lowdown

Near the gates of Buckingham Palace, London’s Goring Hotel is the definition of English grace and royal refinement, with dashes of whimsy in the décor, the gardens, and the jolly smiles of the staff. The 102-year-old beauty houses 69 rooms and suites (including the one in which a certain Miss Middleton slept on the eve of her royal wedding). With the chic surrounds of Belgravia and Knightsbridge at its doorstep, the Goring strikes the perfect balance of classic and contemporary.

In the Area

In the heart of London, The Goring is within walking distance from Victoria Palace Theatre and Apollo Victoria Theatre as well as Buckingham Palace and Harrods. For a pint, it’s worth finding your way to the Grenadier, a traditional 17th-century pub hidden in swanky Wilton Mews. Tiny but chock-full of epicurean delights, Ottolenghi is pure bliss for foodies. It calls itself “the haute-couture of the food-to-go world,” and the salads, main courses and breads are perfect for a gourmet picnic in Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens. A 15-minute walk from the Goring takes you to one of the main shopping epicenters in London: Sloane Square. Start off a shopping spree by popping into Jigsaw, Whistles, or Partridge’s gourmet market.

How to Get There

The Goring
Beeston Place
London, SW1W 0JW United Kingdom

Reviews

Legendary Luxury in London
cmhogarth1

October 22nd, 2019

Great to be back at The Goring Hotel (c. 1910), an old Hogarth tradition, in London, UK after about 19 years. The last time having been here with my Mother, Father and Sister in 2002, arriving after flying from New York JFK to London Heathrow Airport in 3 hours on the British Airways Concorde. The Junior Suite here really brings back memories from growing up even down to Barbara the sheep. What a feeling to be back in London. ???? ???????????????? The Goring Hotel offers the most exceptional service down to the very last detail. The rooms are exceptional, stately and timeless. The staff are all professionals of hospitality to the greatest extent. Location could not be better - Westminster Victoria. A most prestigious hotel, I look forward to returning to The Goring sometime in the near future. 6 Stars ⭐️ - Best hotel in London.

Truly amazing
Penni454

We stayed here for 2 nights during October half term and what a treat we had! The ambiance hits you as soon as you enter the hotel and also during a tour of the hotel via the lovely receptionists! The staff are extremely polite & very friendly. Our room was opulent & beautiful with a garden view & a gorgeous bathroom. During the evening, staff tend to your room, leaving treats on the bedside table, laying out your slippers, turning down the bed, providing fresh fruit, placing water at your bedside and leaving the radio on low to create a peaceful relaxing atmosphere as you arrive back!

Breakfast was exquisite and the staff were wonderful at making sure we got everything we wanted!

We enjoyed the bar so much that despite the price of drinks, we ended up ordering four rounds! It was a very calm and relaxing bar which enticed us to stay & enjoy! It was the most wonderful experience & we will definitely be revisiting next year! Worth every single Penny & if you want a real treat - this is the place to stay!

Almost perfect!
ALH57

We arrived a little early for our Saturday afternoon tea and this was not a problem. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The afternoon tea room is beautiful and relaxing but I felt some background music would have enhanced the atmosphere perhaps a pianist, violinist or harpist. Every member of staff was delightful, professional and friendly. We both ordered the Bollinger Afternoon Tea at £62 with an optional gratuity of 12.5%. The cost was in line with other London hotels.
There was a great choice of teas and being vegetarian and pescatarian wasn't a problem. The afternoon tea was beautifully presented but my constructive feedback would be the sandwiches needed a little more filling. The smoked salmon sandwich was perfect as was the cheese and chutney but some of the others lacked enough filling for it to be tasted. The scones were presented at the same time as the sandwiches and cakes and I prefer the habit of other London hotels which serve the scones warm, once the sandwiches have been finished. The waiters refilled the sandwiches when we finished and I'm sure we would have been given more cakes if requested. We had a wonderful aftenoon and whilst I cannot fault the service and the surroundings I feel the food could be improved with minimal effort.
I would however still recommend The Goring for afternoon tea.