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The Goring has a history unlike many properties in the London area. Most recently known as the location where Kate Middleton spent her last night as a single woman (with much of the press huddled outside), the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel has a long-standing tradition of hosting royals, including the queen herself, and celebrities alike. In fact, the nephew of Her Majesty The Queen, Viscount Linley, actually redesigned The Goring’s restaurant, The Dining Room.
British through and through, the hotel is decked in furniture designed by local craftsmen, and its traditional English breakfast includes real black pudding. The Goring’s afternoon tea, a staple of British tradition that also won the Top London Afternoon Tea honor from the U.K. Tea Council’s Tea Guild, includes finger sandwiches and housemade scones with clotted cream and jams.
Locals and tourists alike are frequently seen ducking into the lobby to snap a photo or two before being discreetly ushered out by doormen, out of respect for hotel guests.