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Goring Hotel London

Goring Hotel
Beeston Place
London SW1W
Tel. 020 7396 9000
Email: Reception at The Goring
Web: The Goring
Five star hotel, individually owned
Off-street parking; fee charged
Review: 2010
71 individually designed bedrooms and suites, some with balconies overlooking the garden
Four private dining and meeting rooms
Breakfast daily; lunch Sunday to Friday, noon-2:30 pm; dinner, including a pre-theatre menu, daily, 6-10:30 pm (in summer the veranda is open for dining)
Multi channel TV with satellite channels
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Complimentary membership at the health club which has swimming pool, sauna and gym
24 hour room service
24 hour concierge service
Complimentary daily Telegraph newspaper
Gifts and activities for children
Twice daily housekeeping service
Bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer
Internet with high speed access on TV
In room safe
Voted ‘Best For Service in the UK’ in the Conde Nast Traveler (USA) Gold List 2009

Goring Hotel exterior courtesy the hotel Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2010 The Goring Hotel, family owned for its lifetime, still provides the comfort and elegance of the English country style since its opening—updated for the 21st century, of course. But it was ahead of its time 100 years ago, being the first hotel in the world that offered central heating and a bathroom for each of its bedrooms.

Modern style bedroom at the Goring courtesy the hotel Originally designed by Edwardian architect, John Evelyn Trollope in the elegant Edwardian baroque style it still epitomizes the best of that style along with contemporary updates by designers Nina Campbell, Tim Gosling and the Russell Sage Studio. The lounge is a perfect country house style retreat with its hand-woven carpets, gilt stitched silk wall hangings, domed ceilings, red silk curtains, and gilded cornicing. Light meals (soups, sandwiches, salads) are available in the lounge from 7am-11pm.

Goring dining room courtesy the hotel The bar continues the theme with its red lacquer walls, handmade tiger print carpet, and antique burnished frames. The hotel dining room was transformed by David Linley. Take note of the three Swarovski crystal chandeliers commissioned by the hotel as exact replicas of the only other one in England, to be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The dining room offers traditional British fare. In the summer enjoy such treats as chilled melon soup, Rossmore oysters, glazed Scottish lobster omelette, cold poached Cromarty Firth wild salmon with pea shoot salad and new potatoes, and English Raspberries with a choice three creams.

Goring Hotel tea courtesy the hotel The hotel garden is the largest in central London and provides a quiet retreat or a venue for a garden party. Or you could opt for afternoon tea on the terrace.

Just four family members have run the hotel since it was first opened by O. R. Goring, who was the great-great grandfather of today’s Goring, Jeremy. When you first enter the hotel you are greeted by a statue of O.R. Goring. An unusual twist is the fresh flower placed in his buttonhole every day.

Famous visitors who have stayed in the hotel include Lady Randolph Churchill (1919) and the Norwegian crown prince (1937). In 1945 the King and Queen and princesses ate eggs and sausages at the hotel.

Located next to Buckingham Palace and near Victoria station, the Goring’s location is perfect for the visitor to London. Its luxury is a treat after a busy day of sightseeing.

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