Built by Jeremy’s great-grandfather Otto Goring in 1910, The Goring has been lovingly run by the Goring family since its inception. A visionary, Otto Goring saw great promise in a plot of land situated at the Buckingham Palace end of what today is known as Beeston Place. After removing a public house and several cottages the path was laid clear for the last grand hotel of the Edwardian era – The Goring. Opened on the 2nd March 1910 this historic hotel was finally complete, along with en suite facilities and central heating to each and every bedroom – widely believed to be a world first.
Over a Century of Luxury Service — Today, The Goring remains a favorite address and hidden gem for anyone seeking out that Quintessentially English Luxury Hotel in centre of London.
Through four generations of the Goring family the hotel has come to deliver some of the finest personal service in the world. This world class guest experience is set against the elegant backdrop of the rest of the hotel. From the Linley designed Dining Room celebrating the very best of British cuisine, to the artistry of the hand woven Gainsborough Silks which adorn the walls so gracefully, The Goring is a wonder to behold. The inside of the hotel is beautifully enhanced by The Goring Gardens – one of the largest private gardens in the capital. The Gardens, as well as the Lounge Bar, provide guests with the perfect setting to enjoy the award winning Afternoon Tea and The Goring is proud to be leading the way in restoring this wonderfully English pastime to popularity once again.
With only 69 luxurious rooms and suites The Goring is affectionately known as a “Baby Grand”. It is the finest of traditional hotels in the perfect location but with the most intimate of atmospheres and personalised attention.
One of the most exclusive and sought after areas in central London, Belgravia is beautifully characterised by its grand squares, stately mansions and elegant terraces of pearl white stucco houses of the 1820s. The imposing walls of Buckingham Palace border the district and nearby Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Sloane Street make for a fashionable stay.
As one of London’s most desirable residential areas, Belgravia is home to some of the finest property in the world and so it is only befitting that since 1910 it has also been home to one of the world’s finest five star hotels.
Being situated in Belgravia gives The Goring a fantastic central London location, within easy reach of Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Sloane Street and the West End – perfect for shopping and theatre, work and play. The Goring is proud to be the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, whilst Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all within easy reach. The charming Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park) are all within walking distance.
The Goring offers exquisite surroundings to dine and entertain, whether it be in The Dining Room, The Bar & Lounge or The Goring Gardens. Belgravia is also home to a host exclusive restaurants and bars, as well as being close to renowned restaurants of Mayfair. The Victoria Palace and Apollo Victoria theatres are just around the corner from the hotel, currently playing iconic musicals Billy Elliott and Wicked. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice, with the luxury department stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, the fashion boutiques of Sloane Street, the art shops of Pimlico Road and the new Cardinal Place shopping precinct in Victoria all just moments from The Goring.