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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
We were made to feel very welcome with our 10 year old daughter & both her menu & ours was good. We had a drink, nibbles & canapés in a lounge before heading to the spacious dining room for the pre theatre 2 course with petit fours & coffee which was a great early dining option for families. Formal yes but without stuffiness. Staff were friendly & discreet as expected. Wine list is excellent fun to read, we opted for a £66 white but would have dearly loved to have had the budget to try some of the others down the page! Many thanks.
Lovely hotel and a fantastic afternoon tea. The staff are very professional and very attentive. I would highly recommend. The food was replenished all the time and their own brand of tea is very nice.
We stayed at The Goring on a Saturday night whilst in London and what a wonderful experience it was.
From the minute we walked towards the doors we were greeted by one of the team and made
To feel very welcome.
The reception team were welcoming and efficient and showed us up to our room.
We received a personal card from one of the management team welcoming us to The Goring and also a letter explaining about the works on their bar.
We received some lovely gifts in our room including a ‘sheep’ ( I will let you all look into this and the story about the various sheep around the hotel..
It really is a lovely hotel in an excellent location and they have maintained a true old school approach to service, making you feel very at home all of the time.
A really small example of this is not making you sign the bill in the bar, they knew who we were and didn’t need us to sign.
The Goring has just become my favourite London Hotel and I hope to be able to stay again soon.
I have just returned from a regular trip to London with my 14 year old son. One of the things we like to do is have afternoon tea and this time we decided to visit The Goring. I can honestly say, hands down, this was the best afternoon tea we have ever had. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very friendly. The tea itself was amazing. We started with an amuse bouche of pea and mint, which was delicious. The sandwiches had lovely fillings with a variety of soft bread. We then started on our scones, they were warm, light and fluffy and accompanied with homemade jam and clotted cream. After that, we started on thd pastries, the flavours were wonderful and we had more brought to our table, any we couldn't manage were boxed up to take home. We had to finish our visit by buying one of the famous Goring sheep which will be a cute reminder of our amazing visit. We will definitely be visiting The Goring again.
We booked this hotel for a three night break for a special occasion.
The staff were brilliant from the moment of booking until we left.
The only reason I haven't given it a 5 is that the website downplayed the amount of building work being done and it was really quite noisy.
We were moved into another room higher up which meant less noise, but it still disturbed us and spoilt the view over the garden too. However, the staff behaved professionally and did what they could to mitigate the inconvenience.
We hope to come back another time when the works are completed.