When it comes to the top hotels of the world, London definitely can compete with other cities – Paris, for instance. Many of the hotels in London have undergone some major restorations – either partially or fully. The Goring is owned by the same family since the hotel opened, and it retains most of the personality that set it apart from other London hotels – Edwardian and Victorian days – flamboyant palaces that made their mark in London’s life and society.
However, there are other hotels in London that could give The Goring a run for its money.
10 Well-Known Hotels In London To Consider For Your Next Stay
The Ritz London – Mayfair
(£475 including tax)
The Palm Court and Long Gallery are exquisite with a dining room that’s one of the best you’ll see in London. Doormen use white gloves that they keep in their epaulettes. Two bellhops will open the double doors for each guest to enter. Chambermaids wear pinnies and caps. It’s one of the best services visitors can get in London. The suites and bedrooms have been redesigned to the original XVI style using the following colors: blue, rose pink, salmon pink and yellow.
The Langham London – Marylebone
(£313 including tax)
One of London’s superlative hotels is The Langham, which is currently owned by a group in Hong Kong. The Langham offers next to nothing British in its style, but you will see how well-designed and welcoming it is in its Orient style. Landau, which is the hotel’s restaurant, is an oval room that David Collins came up with. Collins was also responsible for the Artesian’s look, which was the hotel’s new cocktail bar.
Mandarin Oriental – Hyde Park
(£450 including tax)
The Mandarin Oriental sits along Hyde Park, and has a new outdoor terrace visitors can take advantage of. It’s got a Far East design to it, but also a bit of an Edwardian look. The corridors and bedrooms are decorated in British tradition. It was here in the ballroom, where you can take yoga classes, that the Queen danced alongside Princess Margaret.
Claridge’s – Mayfair
(£480 including tax)
This was a legendary hotel for kings, queens and others who wanted a British feel with a modern look. It has a wrought-iron lift that includes a uniformed attendant. The Grand Foyer has strains of violins that are sure to take visitors to another place in their mind.
The Lanesborough – Hyde Park
(£490 including tax)
The Lanesborough was actually a house in 1719 for Viscount Lanesborough. In 1827, it was redesigned into St. George’s Hospital, and it became a hotel in 1990. It may be the newness that gives it the contemporary feel, and its location to the Hyde Park corner may be why it’s so fascinating for London travelers. It recently reopened after it became a part of the Oetker hotels. It offers a meticulous but charming service for guests to enjoy.
To avoid any disappointment, please note that the Hotels list here are not all ‘escort friendly hotel’ which means your escort or erotic masseuse might be blocked by the doorman, so please check at hotel reception or contact the escort agency to make sure their girl could visiting your hotel.
The Goring – Belgravia
(£344 including tax)
The Goring is located across the way from the Buckingham Palace and offers a significantly large private garden that’s enveloped by shrubs and flower borders. Its central lawn is where guests can play croquet during the summer month. It was recently renovated and now sports a new Front Hall with hand-painted wallpaper of amazingly beautiful and mysterious creatures in a quixotic English setting. Russell Sage designed the rooms to be glamorous but homey and include Gainsborough Silks that embellish the walls.
The Savoy – Covent Garden
(£396 including tax)
The Savoy Hotel is located away from the busyness that is Strand, on an island between two extremely busy roads. The hotel features Art Deco on the Strand side of the building, while the river/island side is done up in Edwardian style. The American Bar offers a Deco glamor that includes views of the Thames. The hotel’s rooms are rather traditional – large and renewed.
Brown’s Hotel – Mayfair
(£410 including tax)
The Brown’s Hotel has 11 townhouses that sit along two parallel streets. Lord Byron founded it 175 years ago and was a favorite for many famous folks including Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling (finished The Jungle Book while here) and Alexander Graham Bell, who completed the first phone call ever.
In 2005, the hotel was redesigned with more modern furnishings and art, but designers kept the ground floor’s dark mahogany panels and fittings. The rooms were upgraded to a more sophisticated look with antique dressers, high windows, cozy sleigh beds and cream carpets, to name some of the upgrades.
The Connaught – Mayfair
(£480 including tax)
It’s been seven years since The Connaught was reopened after it undergone an extensive but necessary restoration project. Today, it offers an amalgamation of contemporary and traditional design. One notable feature is its staircase. The first-floor landing offers a place for shoe-shining to take place, a service that goes back to tradition.
It has nearly 120 rooms; 30 of them located in the new wing with an oriental but contemporary look to them. Guy Oliver came up with the rest of the rooms’ designs, going for a light but traditional look. Butlers are available for all rooms and the commitment to providing the best service is high for the hotel.
The Dorchester – Hyde Park
(£391 including tax)
The Dorchester is located in the infamous Art Deco building, which goes back to the early 1930s. It looks strikingly similar to an ocean liner and is situated in one of London’s most prominent streets – Park Lane. The hotel is in an ideal location, as the service is one of the best visitors can expect to receive – relaxed, polite and full of character with the utmost efficiency. Alexandra Champalimaud designed some of the suites that include classic English style with a little diversity.