The Gore Hotel
190 Queen's Gate, London, England, UK
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If you need a respite from the corporate efficiency of London’s modern mega-hotels, you’ll appreciate the uniquely English spirit of the Gore. This charming boutique hotel is packed with history, its six floors abloom with Victorian eccentricity.
Sisters Ada and Fanny Cooke opened the Gore on this scenic tree-lined street in Kensington in 1892. Today it’s a bit of an exception in the hyper-luxe London hotel scene, as it seems to prize character well above luxury — which is not the backhanded compliment it sounds like, but a genuine one.
The Gore’s 50 guestrooms are individually decorated with exotic fabrics, antique furniture and period prints. Judy Garland was a past patron of The Gore, and when you stay in her namesake room you’re guaranteed a night’s rest in her old gilt wood bed. The Miss Ada room, named after one of the hotel’s founders, has a four-poster bed draped in crimson velvet and a bathroom with a toilet shaped like a throne. Though luxury-hotel devotees may find these rooms a bit sparse, wi-fi access and flat-screen televisions are standard throughout.
In-house you’ll find the well-regarded Bistro One Ninety Queen’s Gate, as well as the similarly clubby and intimate Bar 190. Unlike many modern London boutiques, The Gore plays up its classic Englishness, and its location in central Kensington only exaggerates the effect. Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and countless other museums and attractions are within close walking distance, and the Gloucester Tube station is blocks away.
How to get there:
The Gore is a 15-minute walk from both the Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington tube stations. Gloucester Road is on the Piccadilly line, which is the direct line to Terminals 1–5 at London Heathrow. If you’re arriving from Heathrow Airport another convenient transfer option to central London is the Heathrow Express train, which leaves Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. One-way fares are available from £18 and round-trip fares from £32. By black cab, The Gore is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic) and can cost upwards of £50.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- Guaranteed 1 pm late check - out
- Complimentary bottle of water per guest in - room
- 15% discount on all food consumed at Bistro One Ninety (not valid on beverage and breakfast purchases)
- 50 Rooms
- Style: Traditional Elegance
- Atmosphere: Lively
- 111 Guest Reviews
- The Gore Hotel
- 190 Queen's Gate
- London, England, UK
- Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
Hotel amenities and services
- 100% non-smoking hotel
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- 24 hour room service
- Babysitting (on request)
- Central air conditioning
- Luggage storage
- No pets allowed
- Room service
- Wi-fi (charges apply)