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James Bond in London: The Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th September 1989 Ronald Harwood's Another Time, premieres in London

25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented

25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.

25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.

25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London

25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.go to related location

25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London

The Goring



The Goring

The only 5 star hotel in London in it's founding family's hands.

Location: Beeston Place, Kensington, SW1W 0JW

Description: The Goring luxury hotel was opened by Otto Richard (OR) Goring on 2nd March 1910. He persuaded the Duke Of Westminster to sell the plot of land at the Buckingham Palace end of what was to become Beeston Place. He razed the Sun public house and a string of cottages to make way for this - the last grand hotel to be built in the Edwardian era.

It was ground breaking - it opened as the world's first hotel with en suite facilities and central heating to every bedroom.

Remarkably, it is the only 5 star hotel in London that remains in it's founding family's hands.

In 1914 it became the HQ of the allied forces in World War One, with a direct telephone link to President Wilson.

Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston's mother lived here for a while from 1919. It was also one of the Queen Mother's favourite hotels and has seen worldwide royalty every year.


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The Goring

The only 5 star hotel in London in it's founding family's hands.


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