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
- 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.
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Could not fault the food or service. However, extremely disappointed that when they knew it was our 40th anniversary they did not offer any token to recognise such an achievement.
Lynn & Charlie Froud
Why have I lived most of my life in London and not dined here before? It was quite wonderful. The engaging young man on door duty, the dark red-lacquer bar, delicious cocktails, beautiful decor, the faultless food, all the friendly staff....it added up to a magical evening. And what was a real treat? The fact that we could all hear each other talk! I think am going to come and live here. Or at least come back as soon as I can.
We had a wonderful lunch at the Goring - the food was excellent and the service impeccable. It was difficult to choose what to eat especially the desserts.The staff were so friendly and welcoming and very professional. Lunch in the dining room followed by coffee and petit fours in the lounge - nice comfy sofas and chairs. Lovely decor and ambience.
We had a wonderful stay at The Goring. It’s a lovely hotel but the main strength are the staff. Friendly, attentive and authentically proud to work there. So rare and so valuable. Brilliant location for the theatres in Victoria too. Thank you.
Our first visit, we often visit London and usually stay in Jumeirah Carlton Tower.
From arrival to departure the hotel staff were outstanding. Helpful, friendly, accommodating and real characters.
A superb location and lovely decor, just right. A lovely room, comfortable and a decent size.
First class breakfast and a charming bar for cocktails and pre dinner drinks.
Genuinely can’t fault The Goring and will definitely return. We stayed a few weeks before Christmas and a lovely time to visit.