The Goring and The Coronation

Our unique history - from 1953 to the Royal Warrant

2022 promises to be a special year as we mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years as Monarch. The Goring has been a firm Royal favourite for many years and we are immensely proud to have welcomed royalty to Belgravia, ever since The Goring's doors first opened in 1910.

When it came to Her Majesty's Coronation in 1953, we were exceedingly proud to play a small part in that unique moment in history, when the hotel was filled with royalty attending from all over the world. Due to this influx of foreign royalty staying at the hotel, The Goring took on a new nickname as the 'annexe to Buckingham Palace' - it was a simple hop, skip and a jump from the hotel to the palace. 

Through four generations of the Goring family, the hotel has come to deliver some of the finest personal service in the world and as the last privately-owned family hotel in London, The Goring is immensely proud of its history, interwoven with royalty.

During the time of the Coronation, it was CEO Jeremy Goring's grandfather, Otto George Goring, who was running the hotel, having taken over from his father Otto Richard Goring who originally built the hotel back in 1910 - he was a real visionary of his era.

Fast forward to 1990, the late George Goring accepted an O.B.E. from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace for ‘services to the hotel industry’. Then in 2013, The Goring was incredibly honoured to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen for hospitality services and remains the only hotel to hold this high honour from The Queen herself.

Click here to see what is happening at The Goring for the Jubilee this year.