As an independent, family run business Gordon’s has been at the heart of the Charing Cross community for over 125 years. London has seen many changes over this time but Gordon’s has remained attracting customers from far and wide to an historic establishment in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.The business has grown especially in the past 10 years with the development of our outside terrace on Watergate Walk, which many of you will have enjoyed in the summer, and perhaps braved in the winter! With the huge spectrum of people who visit us we are often asked to support a wide and varied range of both local and national charities.
We do our best to be part of a London community that includes all and helps others. Over the years we have offered many raffle vouchers to help fund raise for an array causes. From children’s charities such as Rainbow Trust, Cosmic or War Child all the way to veterans in the way of Blind Veterans and Help for Heroes. We’ve helped fundraising for our neighbour St Thomas Hospital and routinely support Cancer Research and National AIDS Trust. We have also supported local charity Missing People and further reaching Street Child to help homeless children in Nepal.
Our work doesn’t stop at vouchers, we regularly take part in appeals too. The Met Christmas Appeal was initially hosted at Gordon’s with a tree adorned with baubles urging customers to donate a gift to disadvantaged children. We’ve also helped spread the word for the Wrap Up London Appeal, donating unwanted coats to give to the homeless during the colder months.
Our General Manager is never camera shy and enjoys being part of Gordon’s, and is a true Londoner at heart. He has lent his charming smile to a few campaigns, and even ended up on a tube poster for #NEATSTREETS. Just look at that cheeky grin!
We are always open to possibilities and opportunities to lend a hand. A very popular event we held in the past was a Blindfolded Wine Tasting Lunch to help raise funds for Royal London Society for the Blind. A marvellous experience where participants were blindfolded and left to rely on their other senses to enhance the tasting.
Last but not least, almost daily our now regular massage girls take over the Gordon’s terrace to raise money for Marie Curie. They are a refreshing and oh so relaxing presence and have now become part of our family. Karina often join us and works her magic to the happiness of our customers and all for an excellent cause!
We are grateful for all our loyal customers and new ones that have discovered us, sometimes from all the way across the world. Embedded in the heart of London we are always glad to take part in new schemes and appeals to help the community we love to become even better. None of this we could do without the continued patronage and support of our customers.