Savoy

Article published on: July 31, 2014

The Savoy is located on the Strand in the heart of London, on the banks of the river Thames by the fashionable Savoy theatre.
It is close to the main exclusive shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Mayfair.

It is a glamorous hotel with a long, reputable history. It was the first luxury hotel in Britain opened in 1889 and since hosted the most famous celebrities of the world from Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, to Elizabeth Taylor and the Beatles. Winston Churchill famously held several cabinet meetings in the Savoy while enjoying the finest lunches. The Lancaster room was even featured in the romantic comedy Notting Hill with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

The grandiose grade II listed building of the Savoy was closed in 2007 for extensive structural and interior renovation. In 2010, after a long and much-anticipated restoration project, the once-again opulent Savoy was finally reopened to the public. Having won many national and international awards for its heritage and qualities, ranging from design to service, food and beverages and even environmental awards and recognition, there is no doubt that the Savoy is one of the world’s most finest hotels, in every aspect of the word.

The rooms and suites are decorated in an Edwardian or Art Deco style, with both elegance and modern technology in mind. Above the Savoy theatre, the hotel also offers a state of the art glass enclosed gym, a large swimming pool and a lavish spa with relaxing and rejuvenating treatments for the distinguished guests.

Some of London’s best-known restaurants and bars can also be found at the Savoy. The Savoy Afternoon Tea in the Thames Foyer serves extensive variety of teas with fabulous finger sandwiches, scones, jam and fine cakes.

During your stay booking a table at the Kaspar’s seafood bar and Grill is a must. The exquisite 1920s décor is a feast for the senses in itself, let alone the quality and outstanding selection and fresh taste of the different fish dishes.

Due to its unique location, you will be able to enjoy a private sightseeing cruise on a luxury high-speed river yacht, which is a wonderful way to enjoy the views of the river Thames on a warm summer evening.

With its long history and luxury in each and every detail, the Savoy is nothing short of a British icon, which will make your stay here a stay to remember.