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
Parking on site
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Refined family-owned sleep within waving distance of Buckingham Palace and a favorite with the royal set
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.
London, United Kingdom
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Goring are:London (LCY-London City) - 13.6 km / 8.4 miLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 21.2 km / 13.2 miLondon (LGW-Gatwick) - 38 km / 23.6 miThe preferred airport for The Goring is London (LHR-Heathrow). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.