The Gore West London

“A quintessentially British 1892 townhouse that prides itself on spectacular service with laid back vibes. Classic-styled rooms house period pictures, antiques and comfortable beds. 190 Queen’s Gate restaurant offers classic dishes and an eclectic range of drinks. Spot on location for city exploring”

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“Character by the bucketload at this long-time hotel (since 1890s), now owned by two charming Irishmen, Edward Bracken and Con Ring. Walls are plastered with over 5,000 paintings and prints, bedrooms (some small, all recently upgraded) are all different (a minstrel's gallery in one; secret panel in another; Judy Garland's bed in a third - she was a regular). Traditional sitting room for residents; buzzy Bistrot 190 open to all. Character here is preferred over luxury mod-cons.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

They say

“The Gore is situated between Knightsbridge and Kensington, close to Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall and within easy reach of the West End. In this elegant and romantic hotel over 100 years of English tradition is discreetly backed by 21st century technology. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll find that behind the old English charm of the Gore is every modern amenity: yours for the asking. The Gore’s 50 guestrooms are among the most enchanting in London. They range from a luxury double to the exquisite Tudor Room, skilfully blending the traditional with the modern. All are individually furnished with antique furniture, period pictures and ornate beds made up with white Egyptian cotton bed linen. Every room is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access and flat-screen television. Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate has a well-earned reputation throughout London for fine food and an informal, lively all-day restaurant. The Bistro has been home to many a celebrated chef. Today’s guests enjoy superb food, created from the finest ingredients in an upbeat, buzzing atmosphere. Bar 190 is world famous. Candlelit, Art Deco mahogany-panelled and open until 1am, its intimate atmosphere attracts a mixture of fascinating people. Guests and local residents mingle with celebrities from the worlds of film, television, fashion, publishing and advertising.”

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Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

It’s all about the beds here, so choose your weapon with care: four-poster, canopied, half-tester, even Tudor...

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What's Nearby

Facilities

Walking distance restaurants
In room DVD
Airport transfer
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Fireplace
Bar
Towelling robes
Safe
Conference facilities
Business Centre
Meeting Room
Cots available
Library
No pets
Massage
Free wifi
Child friendly
Restaurant
Sitting Room
Wifi
Four poster beds
In room music system
Satellite / Cable TV
Concierge
Suites
24 Hour room service
Air conditioning

Activities

Other Activities
Enjoy the lively Bar 190.
Learning
The Science Museum is next door and has first-rate interactive exhibits for all the family.
Sights nearby
Great location for the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park.
Close to nightlife
Kensington is home to lively speakeasys, rooftop bars and notorious restaurants.

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50 rooms from $252 per night

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Special Offer
If you are an organised soul and like to be prepared, this could work in your favour with a discounted fee.
Romantic Break
Have a classically romantic stay in the heart of London.
City Style
Whether in London for business or leisure, the Knightsbridge location is spot on.

Activities

Other Activities
Enjoy the lively Bar 190.
Learning
The Science Museum is next door and has first-rate interactive exhibits for all the family.
Sights nearby
Great location for the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park.
Close to nightlife
Kensington is home to lively speakeasys, rooftop bars and notorious restaurants.

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Quiet
Conference facilities
Full of character
Literary
Free wifi
Romantic
Child friendly
Quirky
Antiques
Historic
Boutique
Artworks
Restaurant
Townhouse
Intimate
Four poster beds
Luxury
Charming

Hotel size

50 rooms
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