The Goring

London's Impeccably English Luxury Hotel

The Goring

Having been lovingly refurbished, The Goring has entered a new era. The top-to-toe designer renovation was completed with a ravishing new Front Hall, which is resplendent with exquisite hand painted wallpaper. Nestled in Belgravia, adjacent to Buckingham Palace, the impeccably English hotel's individually decorated suites and bedrooms offer supreme comfort. The Goring stands out from the crowd with its Royal Warrant (granted by The Queen herself), private garden and exceptional service, including a team of footmen. The Michelin-star Dining Room serves the best British food, and the hotel is home to London's favorite afternoon tea.

Hotel Tip

For dinner, walk to Caraffini in Sloane Square; the Italian restaurant is a local favorite, and the concierge can reserve your table. –Lucy Butler Los Angeles, California

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 03 May 2001

Virtuoso Amenities   

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, in The Goring Dining Room (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, only valid in Dining Room)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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platinum service highly recommend

By: peggy1216

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

I have never stayed at a hotel with such incredible customer and personal service. The Goring is one of the most charming properties in which I have ever stayed. Quality and excellence would be an understatement. Simply, the best.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Rafter

Fantastic boutique experience!

By: JohnS

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013

The Goring is a wonderful little oasis in the middle of bustling London. It has the largest private garden in all of London; the Tea was rated best in 2013 in London; close to Victoria Station. The service is unmatched, the food excellent as well.
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Bookholder

Very highly recommended

By: Ed1968

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

My wife and I were very pleased with the Goring. It's location is outstanding. The beautiful courtyard is a quiet oasis from the bustle of Belgravia. The staff is very attentive and helpful. The restaurant is outstanding and represents a destination, by itself. The rooms are spacious and meticulously updated. Highly recommended without reservation.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

Highly Recommend

By: Judy G.

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

The Goring is a gracious, comfortable and accommodating hotel, thoroughly British. The staff is efficient and eager to please. Whether it's for full-course meals or cocktail, dining at the hotel is relaxing and a pleasure.
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy

Highly reommend

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

Hotel was lovely and very well located. The entire staff was very attentive.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder

Royal Treatment

By: Ricky Starbuck

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2015

We have now stayed at THE GORING three times, and we will definitely return on any trip to London. The hotel is intimate, elegant, personalized, charming, and warm. Every employee takes ownership; there are many long-time staff members who take enormous pride in their work. The Dining Room is particularly delightful. The hotel is located within walking distance to Victoria Station (trains and tube station), two major theatres - The Victoria Palace and the Apollo Victoria (now showing BILLY ELLIOTT and WICKED), Buckingham Palace, and the Mall. I cannot wait until we can return to our home away from home - THE GORING in London.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

The best of Britain

By: MApples

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2016

What can I say about a place with the highest standards and customer service. I did not think the continental breakfast was going to be enough, but it was perfect. The room was small, but quaint and very well done. The concierge was patient and extremely helpful. The doormen knew our names by the second day. The gym is a 1.5 mile to 2 mile run, but is nice. They even helped with a gym bag and water. It was so nice to know you had good friends in new places.
Travel Advisor:  Alfred Volden

Truly 5 Star

By: Leah's Dad

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Impeccable service, classic décor, wonderful food, lovely garden, comfortable lounge, fantastic location -- this hotel has it all. A graceful oasis in the middle of all London has to offer.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett

The Most Fantastic Hotel I Have Ever Stayed In

By: cj

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2017

The Goring is Magical! The location- perfect right near Buckingham Palace. The food - divine. The breakfasts are very good & the bar food was delicious & served 24 hrs! The front desk- Amazing. Everyone of the front staff knew our name & eventually our room number. They went above and beyond to help us & make sure our stay was perfect. And it was. The Concierge was so friendly, helpful & knowledgeable (especially Patrick). The wait staff was very efficient & accommodated our requests. The Doorman - I am in love with Peter (he's been there 50 years) and he is now my Boyfriend. The Room- OMG! We had the "Most Splendid Garden" room that faced the second largest private garden in London other than Buckingham Palace & had our breakfasts on the balcony. If you can afford it- do it. It's magical & you are treated like royalty. Cocktails daily were put in our room, housekeeping was great. We will definitely return to London and stay tat the Goring & in the same room again !
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

The Goring

By: John

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Absolutely fantastic charming hotel. Staff are wonderful and service is impeccable.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: GV

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Marlene Walsh


By: SD

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017

The Goring is the perfect London hotel.
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Great stay!

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2017

Great hotel- nice quiet location, and top quality staff!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

UK Trip

By: Richard

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Up there with the best first class hotels in the world and we've stayed in a few
Not Recommended

The Goring

By: maxbari

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017

Hotel was fine, old, traditional hotel, but I did not like the location.


By: Jr

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2017

A wonderful old school experience.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Fisher


By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

As we were told to expect. Service was excellent. Very attentive. The staff was very knowledgeable. The Goring epitomizes the local flavor which is what we were looking for.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Perfect Hotel

By: Goodwitch

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

A true London experience. The perfect hotel location as well as their service. Favorite part of stay....5pm cocktail service hand delivered and prepared in my room
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

The Goring is Fabulous!

By: Happy Traveller

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Fabulous! Wonderful property with excellent staff, good food and comfortable, clean rooms. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel and can hardly wait to go back.
Travel Advisor:  Lauri Walters

Best hotel ever!

By: reiner

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

I don't know where to start. We ABSOLUTLEY loved The Goring. The staff were kind and helpful. The door men were three year old daughter became best friends with one of them! The rooms were fabulous...beautiful decor, gorgeous amenities and oh so comfortable beds! The heated floors were the icing on the cake. We were there over Easter and so lucky to participate in the Easter egg hunt which my daughters loved!! Wish I could go back now!!
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Raps

Lovely Hotel

By: FancyNancy

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2018

Our room and bathroom were quite small. The closet was also small. Lovely service. We liked the location.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Aikman

Beautiful hotel in a great location.

By: Caroleb

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018

Beautiful hotel in a great location. Room is small but pretty comfortable. Service was a plus. This is a first class hotel and minutes from Buckingham palace. Location was awesome and the dining room serves a delightful dinner.
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

The Goring

By: CobCygnet

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Always a first rate experience
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

The service cannot be beat.

By: kpcruising

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

The Goring is a wonderful boutique hotel with unmatched service.

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