Catherine Spent Her Last “Single” Night at The Goring Hotel

By  April 30, 2011

Where did Kate, Pippa, and the whole Middleton family spend the night before the royal wedding? They relaxed at the glamorous Goring in London.

Deep in the heart of Belgravia, just next to Buckingham Palace, The Goring is within strolling distance of the Royal Parks and is in the heart of a neighborhood that Kate might one day call home.

The hotel marked its 100th birthday in 2010, making it the oldest family owned hotel in London. The city center retreat which offers all the charm and tranquillity of a country hotel, was the perfect choice for the Middletons who live in the picturesque countryside of Bucklebury in West Berkshire.

The building which houses The Goring was designed by fashionable Edwardian architect, John Evelyn Trollope and is a subdued and elegant example of Edwardian Baroque. The Goring has a unique mix of English style– from traditional country house and classic British, to contemporary. Constant care have been given to the interiors; the dining room was transformed by David Linley three years ago, the suites are the work of Nina Campbell, and designer Tim Gosling has worked his magic on the balcony rooms and the lounge, bar, and terrace.

The Goring Gardens are larger than the Centre Court at Wimbledon and make up the largest hotel garden in Central London. The Lounge Bar has exclusive access to these private Gardens, which are also a very tranquil retreat from the city, surrounded and protected by the hotel and private houses.