Skindles was a hotel in Maidenhead, England, on the Buckinghamshire bank of the River Thames by Maidenhead Bridge. It was formerly the Orkney Arms, built in 1743, but was turned from a coaching inn into a fashionable hotel by William Skindle in 1833. In the 20th century, it became notorious as a place for adulterous assignations. Its guests included Winston Churchill and Princess Margaret while musicians who performed there included the Rolling Stones and The Strawbs.
During World War I, a popular café in Poperinghe was nicknamed Skindles, after the hotel, by the British officers who patronised it.
A racehorse was named after Skindles Hotel.
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Coordinates: 51°31′28″N 0°42′04″W / 51.52450°N 0.70115°W