This exclusive South Kensington boutique hideaway maintains a strong sense of heritage while blowing customers away with an extravagance and theatrical flair not to be found anywhere else in the capital. Founded in 1892, The Gore is a symbol of the history of British hospitality. With its reputation for privacy and discretion it has served as a bolt hole for many famous faces including the iconic Judy Garland after whom a suite is named. In 1968, Bar 190 witnessed a fundamental chapter in the history of rock: the Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet album launch.
The historic Victorian building is decorated with antique furniture and chandeliers, wood panelling, tapestries and original paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Each bedroom is a treasure trove of period detail, uniquely themed and furnished in its own style and atmosphere. Expect sophisticated elegance and a keen eye for detail, with beautiful antiques, period photos and ornately decorated beds. Luxurious linen and state-of-the-art technology come as standard.
At 190 Queen’s Gate Head Chef Thomas Venturini creates contemporary classics in a chandeliered, gilt-mirrored dining room while a Rolling Stones themed rock ‘n’ roll vibe dominates Bar 190 where creative cocktails by the Bar Manager Santo Borzi are not to be missed.
The Gore is the perfect South Kensington base for discovering the many attractions London has to offer. Hyde Park and The Royal Albert Hall are just around the corner, as are the famous museums of South Ken and Harrods.
190 Queen’s Gate