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Radio Guest List—The Goring Hotel, London—November 7, 2015

Locations in this article:  Columbia, SC London, England

goringThis week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from The Goring Hotel in London, United Kingdom. You might remember The Goring as the hotel where Kate Middleton spent the night before marrying Prince William. Travelers don’t just stay at The Goring—they have a relationship with the hotel. In fact, The Goring is London’s last remaining family-owned and run luxury hotel. There are 69 rooms and suites, and each has its own unique design, which gives guests the feeling of a personalized experience.

In addition to great accommodations, the hotel also excels in the food department. There’s a legendary and singularly exemplary dish: the signature lobster omelet. The hotel’s unique touches also convey a delightful sense of humor. If you look closely at the wallpaper in the lobby, you’ll see it depicts famous characters in history as jungle animals. Even the light switches in guests’ rooms are not only practical, but will make you laugh. There are four separate buttons: bright, medium, low, and ooh.

Joining Peter Greenberg on the radio show will be Victoria Mather, Travel Editor of Vanity Fair, to talk about the royal family’s enduring link to the hotel. Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly, will tackle the (possibly) revolutionary changes in tipping practices around the world, and Steve King, Editor-at-Large for Condé Nast Traveler, will share the surprising highlights of visiting seemingly lackluster locations. Additionally, Simon Calder of The Independent stops by to give his take on the good, bad, and ugly of airport design. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from The Goring Hotel in London.

Click here to listen to the show, streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1- 888-887-3837) or email peter@petergreenberg.com (Write “Ask Peter” in the subject line).

Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly, will give insight into ancillary charges found around the hospitality industry and tipping culture around the world.

Victoria  Mather, Travel Editor Vanity Fair, will talk about the strong connection that the Royal Family has to The Goring Hotel and some of The Goring’s other famous—and frequent—guests.

Steve King, Editor-at-Large for Condé Nast Traveler, will discuss coming back from Scotland and the redeeming qualities of some lackluster locations.

Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor for The Independent, will speak about the modernization of airport design.

Jaisal Singh, Chief Operating Officer of SUJÁN Luxury Hotels, will speak about various cuisines and the travel industry in India.

Amy Laughinghouse, London-based journalist and photographer, will discuss murder and mayhem in London.

Sasha Wilkins, a journalist, editor, broadcaster, and author of Friends, Food and Family, will speak on the show about the charms and details of The Goring and various cuisines.

Costas Chris, Editor of National Geographic Traveler, will visit the show again and share with us his recent adventures abroad in Botswana, Panama, and Columbia. Also, he’ll discuss the unexpected and surprising power that travel and tourism can have on biodiversity.

Julie Falconer is a London-based digital strategy consultant. She writes an award-winning travel blog for which she has developed a strong social media presence. Celebrating eight years of living in London, she’ll discuss what anchors her to the city.

Sam Galsworthy, co-founder of Sipsmith, a distillery in London, will explain what Sipsmith is and speak about the incarnation of the distillery and the challenges of getting it started.  He also will describe the gin drinker throughout the years.