The Goring

The Goring is possibly London's most quintessentially British hotel, located in Belgravia and around the corner from Buckingham Palace, the Goring offers that perfect blend of old-world English charm and fantastic attentive service.

Belgravia, London
The Goring
  • The most quintessential of English hotels

  • Excellent for families or couples alike

  • Located in Belgravia with easy access to Buckingham Palace, Knightsbridge and the West End


The Goring is still family owned, established by Otto Goring in 1910, and now run by Jeremy Goring over a century later. It was the first hotel in the world to offer attached bathrooms - and has always maintained a sense of innovation, ensuring it perfectly balances its Edwardian allure with all the modern amenities that you want from a luxury London hotel. All bedrooms and suites are unique, using an array of sumptuous fixtures and fittings. The Goring comes across as opulent, yet somehow understated and refined - something that is sometimes lost in newer hotels who think it is all about installing as many gold taps as they can; The Goring simply get it just right, and it feels very much like a home away from home.

The big attraction of the Goring is its delightful private interior Garden - something you simply don't get with other London hotels. Its main public areas are homely and intensely stylish - The Goring has never rested on its laurels and continually tweaks its design for modern sensibilities, whilst retaining the ambience that we have always loved. Take the Lounge Bar, a great place to sip a cocktail and grab a quick bite, a place on conviviality with just the right atmosphere. Food is traditionally British - a take on old classics using locally sourced produce. What is nice is that The Goring haven't chased after yet another celebrity chef - it is refined, understated, yet utterly delicious. It is fairly dressy in the evenings (for instance we would suggest jackets), but we all love to dress up from time to time.

The rooms have everything you want in terms of modernity from flat screen TVs with video on demand, ipod docks and the like, and you even get under floor heating in the bathrooms which is ideal when London gets a little chilly! We love the sheep-lined footstalls that are a welcome relief after walking through the sights and sounds of the city by day. If you spot a rubber duck in the bathroom, do ask the Goring staff about the story of George Goring leading a collection of ducks through the lobby - it is small quirks like that which make the Goring what it is.

There is no spa or fitness center at the Goring, but they do offer access to a nearby Fitness Club, three minutes walk away. Families are very welcome, and children get their own gift bag and there is a children's library and the garden to charge around in.

The Goring is perfect if you like old-world charm, exceptional service and an elegant, yet homely feel - it doesn't aim to be like a raft of overly stylised modern hotels, and that is the point - it is perfect just the way it is.

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Top tip:

The Goring is set apart from the rest as London’s last family-owned luxury hotel. The staff really knows how to make the guests feel like part of the family.

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Location

Belgravia, London

Located right in the center of London, next to the gardens of Buckingham Palace, The Goring is ideally located and within easy reach of the Royal Parks & the West End.