Whether you're travelling to London for business or pleasure, The Goring Hotel is an excellent choice when searching for a place to rest your head.
Established in 1910, The Goring is now London's only 5-star luxury hotel that is still run by the family that built it. The building opened its doors over one hundred years ago, surviving both World Wars, and has welcomed an array of famous faces, including Winston Churchill.
The Goring has always been ahead of its time. It was the first hotel in the world to provide en-suite bathrooms for guests, and the founder, Otto Richard Goring, quickly installed air conditioning units as soon as they were invented in the 1920s. Nowadays, each guest can enjoy high-speed WiFi, on-demand television and music, and an infrared keyboard to control the TV.
Meanwhile, the style of the hotel remains classic. In 2015, the whole building benefited from a glorious refurbishment. The traditional country house design has a contemporary feel, with each of the 69 suites uniquely designed for a comfortable stay.
Guests can take advantage of the beautiful Dining Room, created by the acclaimed interior designer, David Linley. Carefully-sourced local produce fills the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, making the spot very popular among London foodies.
Afterwards you can head to the Lounge Bar, where an impressive selection of cocktails is served until late. You can also take in the views of the stunning Goring Gardens, which offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. The flowers during summertime are a particularly spectacular sight.
If you're away on business, there are four private meeting room options to suit your individual needs. The Drawing Room is a great space for up to twelve people. Host a formal lunch or dinner party and make use of the 55 plasma TV for presentations.
For smaller parties of less than eight, The Boardroom and The Silver Room are wonderful choices. The circular mahogany table located in the latter provides a fantastic space for collaboration. Larger groups of up to forty can hire out The Garden Room, adjacent to the picturesque outdoors. All are equipped with wireless access for laptops.
Families are also well looked after at The Goring. Interconnecting rooms are available to book and have been recently renovated to suit all modern needs. Every child is gifted a bag upon their arrival, full of activities to keep them occupied. And make sure that they get to experience the gorgeous gardens, visit the historic kitchens, and borrow a book from the Bedtime Story Library in the evenings.
Nearby attractions include Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. In fact, The Goring has been adored by royalty for years. In 1937, the Norwegian Crown Prince compared it to the Queen's house itself, boasting that At Buckingham Palace I have to share a bath with five people. Here, I have one to myself.
On top of this, just after peace was declared following the Second World War, King George VI and his family visited the hotel for sausages and scrambled eggs.
To find out more and to book your stay, please visit The Goring website."