The Goring

15 Beeston Pl., Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0JW, England

With Buckingham Palace just around the corner, this hotel, built in 1910 and now run by third-generation Gorings, has always been a favorite among discreet VIPs—including Kate Middleton's family on the night before her marriage to Prince William in 2011. The vibe is quintessentially Belgravia: a luxurious and welcoming atmosphere, mixed with traditional Edwardian style, with striped wallpaper, patterned carpets, and brass fittings. If you can't stay the night here but still fancy a taste of the royally endorsed treatment, the Goring's traditional afternoon tea is excellent.

PROS

  • elegant, spacious rooms
  • overlooks Buckingham Palace
  • great attention to detail

CONS

  • price is still too high for what you get
  • interiors a bit fussy

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7396–9000

HOTEL DETAILS

69 rooms, 6 suites
Rate Includes: Some meals

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