The Goring – Taking British Luxury to the Next Level

With the Royal Family as next door neighbors, it’s no wonder that The Goring Hotel takes quintessential British luxury to the next level. For over a century this lavish and truly lovely hotel has been enticing the rich and the famous from every corner of the far flung globe.

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From being the home of Winston Churchill’s mother to welcoming her Majesty for afternoon tea, having rooms designed by David Linley and winning scores of awards and even an O.B.E., the cultural class of The Goring and the evocative history is swathed in regal colors and charm.

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Everything about The Goring is simply breathtaking and this becomes apparent as soon as you see the Edwardian façade laced in ivy and tall white windows with their stunning manicured lawns out back perfect for a summery game of croquet.

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Rooms at The Goring offer the ultimate in romance and decadent design. Every single room has been crafted by a renowned British designer with many boasting beautifully refined silk wallpapers, pure Italian linens, ornately inspired furniture and marble bathrooms adorned in luscious Molten Brown toiletries.

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The suites seem to go one step further with Gainsborough walls, wrought balconies overlooking the sun soaked garden and in the Royal Suite – a baby grand and unique collection of royal and military artefacts.

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Despite the air of dazzling British history you can be sure that every mod con is available at your fingertips with state-of-the-art in-room entertainment systems, Wi-Fi and even mood lighting when you feel like slipping into a different mindset.

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Dining at The Goring is a breath of fresh air as the kitchen puts five-star class ahead of the concept craze that seems to have swept the capital. Surrounded by beautiful big windows that turn the English drizzle into silver mist and with white linen tablecloths you can indulge in simple and sophisticated dining.

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Every morsel on the finely tuned menu has been hand selected and often hand reared to bring the best in British ingredients from paddock to plate.

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Dinner guests can start with the Rabbit and foie gras terrine served with pickled pear and mustard cream before moving on to a Romney Marsh lamb with roast cauliflower and curry spices.

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Beluga caviar is also on the menu for those who feel like pairing something intricately special with their champagne.

Afternoon Tea is an institution in England and those sleeping so close to the Queens quarters should be sure to indulge in a cup or two. The Goring afternoon tea offers exquisite cups of the finest teas from bespoke estates paired with lavish historic classic cakes like the lovely éclair and the bright and beautiful Battenberg.

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Of course, finger sandwiches are a must as are the delectable scones served with jeweled jam and thick cream.

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For guests who want to relax and unwind after all the excitement of the city you have full privilege to use the hotel’s health spa partner only five minutes away. Swim in the opulent pool, let off some steam in the sauna or indulge in a soothing massage.

With its enviable Belgravia location, its inspiring tales of yesterday and its uniquely incredible décor, The Goring is an experience in its own right. From strolling through the fresh green spring gardens to sipping a fine wine in the sparkling lounge, this is a hotel that has worked to carve its name in the pages of history.

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The Goring Beeston Place London SW1W 0JW Tel: +44 (0) 20 7396 9000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7834 4393 Email: reception@thegoring.com Website: www.thegoring.com/home.aspx

 

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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