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.
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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
- A tea in the library for a quintessentially English jump back in time
- Experience the Judy Garland suite featuring the iconic red shoes