I first heard of The Goring Hotel when photographs of the Middleton family emerging from the front door the day after the Cambridge royal wedding were published. At that point I was focused on Pippa's gray handbag, which turned out to be the Modalu Bristol (now the Pippa).
When we added a flight to London from Copenhagen to our summer itinerary, I started thinking about afternoon tea. The Goring has been serving an English afternoon tea since 1910 and was awarded the 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award by the UK Tea Guild not long before we began looking into reservations. As you can imagine, it's a popular spot. A local friend helped make arrangements and secured a reservation for us. You can also book online.
Every staff member we encountered was warm and welcoming and set out to make us feel at home. The room where we sat was painted
a sunny yellow to match the teacups and we had a beautiful view of the back garden. The scones were some of the best I've had.
Here are some snapshots:
gold raspberries = gold lips
my son chose the hot chocolate
More pictures from around London, and the World of Harry Potter in Leavesden, up next.