The Gore Hotel

Historic, unique and magical, The Gore is an authentic English boutique hotel combining the familiar intimacy of a London club with the impeccable service of a grand hotel. Located in the heart of Kensington, just a stone’s throw away from The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park, such a unique hotel has been providing guests with understated elegance and agreeable luxury for over a century. Today, these qualities are charged with fresh energy as our new restaurant, 190 Queen’s Gate and the legendary Bar 190 bring both delights and memorable moments to any stay.

Bar 190

Bar 190 is the iconic bar serving fiery cocktails, remarkable whiskies, delicious gins and an extensive list of spirits all in a setting with a history of its own. Original wooden paneling and lavish furnishings dominate the bar, and the walls, decorated with the images of the famous Rolling Stones album launch party, give off a distinct rock ‘n’ roll vibe.

190 Queen’s Gate Restaurant

Home of the awarded Chef Frederick Forster (Chef of the Year 2011, Master of Culinary Arts 2013), 190 Queen’s Gate combines the British culinary tradition with contemporary flavours to offer the ultimate Made-in-UK dining experience. Just around the corner from the Royal Albert Hall, such an authentic English restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty and genuine pre-theatre dinner before the curtain rises on stage.

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Built as a serviced residence for visitors to London’s 1851 Great Exhibition, under the patronage of Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, The Gore London was then established as a proper hotel in 1892, quickly becoming an iconic beacon of British hospitality. The Gore host the renowned Bar 190, which was witness to rock’n’roll history, as the location for the launch and photoshoot for The Rolling Stones’ 1968 album Beggars Banquet, whose decor pays tribute to this event. Iconic memorabilia from that night can still be admired, such as photos of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the album’s gold record.

3 things to try when you’re there

  • A cocktail at Bar 190 among Rock Royalty
  • The British cuisine of 190 Queen’s Gate and its pre-theatre dinner set menu by Chef Frederick Forster
  • Experience the Judy Garland suite featuring the iconic red shoes