The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione
Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Kensington near Royal Albert Hall, The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione is a triumphantly opulent hotel that transports Victorian-era splendor into the 21st century. Founded in 1892, this legendary gem’s 50 lavish, individually-designed guestrooms and suites feature vivid colors, delightful period pieces, and and ornate beds. Dine on British fare with a French twist or enjoy afternoon tea at 190 Queen’s Gate restaurant. Sip a martini at the adjacent Bar 190. Relax in the serene library. Walk to famed London attractions, and experience exquisite hospitality at this storied hotel for the ultimate London stay.
- Book a stay in the ornate Junior Suite Judy Garland – featuring the star’s own bed
- Dine on classic British fare with modern French flair from Michelin-starred chef Daniel Galmiche at the hotel’s 190 Queen’s Gate restaurant
- Have a drink at glamorous Bar 190, renowned for hosting the Rolling Stones’ album launch for Beggars Banquet
- Host a cocktail party or conference in one of three prestigious private rooms
- Liaise with Les Clefs d’or Concierges for tailored recommendations for London shopping, theaters, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife
- Explore the city in a chauffeur-driven Vintage Rolls Royce or a Jaguar Daimler Limousine
One of London’s most famous and enchanting boutique hotels, The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione exudes authentic British hospitality and character from every corner. It has been welcoming guests since 1892, including such luminaries as Judy Garland, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Lord Miles and Dame Nellie Melb. Luxuriate in the historic, ornate surroundings and walk to famous museums around South Kensington. West End shopping, dining, theater, and nightlife are also nearby.
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The 50 lavish guestrooms and suites, with decorative beds, period furniture, and neoclassical art, range from intimate classic rooms with walk-in showers to deluxe rooms with four-poster beds and gilt mirrors, to sumptuous and expansive suites. The extravagant Tudor Suite will make you feel like royalty with its minstrels’ gallery and oak-beamed ceiling, while the Junior Suite Judy Garland comes with the superstar’s very own bed, as well as the iconic ruby slippers she wore in The Wizard of Oz. All bathrooms are stocked with luxurious Penhaligon toiletries.
Room service is available 24/7, and the Les Clefs d’or Concierges will carefully attend to your needs, sharing their intimate knowledge of where to go and what to do in London. Head to the majestic library and catch up on your reading in a tranquil space.
There are two dining destinations at the hotel: 190 Queen’s Gate, helmed by Chef Daniel Galmiche, and the sophisticated Bar 190. Locals and tourists alike flock here for their mix of fine food and libations, quintessentially English decor, and distinguished level of service.
190 Queen’s Gate – Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Galmiche delivers a unique take on British cuisine with a contemporary French twist. The result, in this intimate, wood-paneled restaurant are dishes like Norfolk Quail, Rump of Lamb, and Fjord Trout. Pair with a wine — choose from a fine lineup of Old and New World wines. If you are going to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, the pre-theater menu is perfect. Afternoon tea is also served here.
Bar 190 – A cozy, candlelit hideaway with plush furnishings and original wood-paneled walls, Bar 190 is a lively and pleasant drinking den. It also has a rock and roll past – it was the venue for the launch of The Rolling Stones’ 1968 album Beggars Banquet. A picture of the band dominates one of the walls. Remain for an evening of cocktails such as Gins N’ Roses and Sympathy for the Devil, and then order from an enticing bar-food menu.
Plan your day as you curl up with a coffee on one of the green leather chairs in the lounge, or catch up with a book in the peaceful library. Enjoy a quintessential English experience with traditional afternoon tea in the 190 Queen’s Gate restaurant — pick an infusion that has been made exclusively for the hotel for a tasty treat. In the evening, relax with a glass of wine in Bar 190, and later browse period works of art on each of the floors.
The hotel is in the heart of Kensington and surrounded by a variety of attractions, so you are in a prime location for exploring. Visit both the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, take a stroll through Kensington Gardens, and catch the latest art exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery. Book a ticket for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, just around the corner, and head in to the West End for shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and theater. For a luxury taste of London, book one of the hotel’s classic car experiences, and be chauffeured around the capital in a Jaguar Daimler Limousine, or vintage Rolls-Royce.
The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione
The Gore Hotel – Starhotels Collezione is located on Queen’s Gate in Kensington, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in London. Royal Albert Hall is just around the corner, while Kensington Gardens and the high-end stores of Knightsbridge, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols, are a short stroll away.
Heathrow Airport is 14 mi / 23 km away. The concierge can arrange a pick-up or drop-off.
Hyde Park Corner Underground Station is a 10-minute walk away and is on the Piccadilly Line, which connects with Heathrow.