Goring Hotel

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The Goring Hotel
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General information
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°29′50.96″N 0°8′44.16″W / 51.4974889°N 0.1456000°W / 51.4974889; -0.1456000
Opening 2 March 1910
Other information
Number of rooms 71[1]

The Goring Hotel /ˈɡɔərɪŋ/ is a luxury 5-star hotel in London, England. It is located near Buckingham Palace.


The Goring Hotel was opened by Otto Richard Goring on 2 March 1910 and professed to be the first hotel in the world in which every room had a private bathroom and central heating.[2][3] In 1914, The Goring became the command centre for the Chief of Allied Forces,[citation needed] and contact with President Woodrow Wilson during World War I was made from this hotel.[citation needed] In 1919, Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Winston Churchill, moved into The Goring Hotel.[citation needed] During World War II, Fox Film stayed at the hotel.[citation needed]

The hotel is the only remaining hotel in London that is still owned and run by the family that built it.[2] The Queen Mother was a regular at The Goring and it was the location for her last public appearance.[4]

In 2011, Kate Middleton and her family were based at the hotel for the days around her wedding to Prince William.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kate Middleton to stay at London's Goring Hotel before royal wedding". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Boynton, Graham (27 February 2010). "The Goring: 100th anniversary for the Queen Mother's favourite hotel". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ History of The Goring The Goring
  4. ^ McBeth, Jim (5 September 2011). "How does one like one's eggs? Charles reveals Queen Mother's top dish with Tabasco, prawns and a dash of anchovy sauce". Mail Online (Associated Press). Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′51″N 0°08′44″W / 51.49749°N 0.1456°W / 51.49749; -0.1456