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The Savoy

London, United Kingdom

The Savoy: Hotel Exterior

The Savoy: Hotel Exterior

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Established in 1889, The Savoy was the first luxury hotel in London and the first to boast a new technology - electricity. Oozing glitz and an unashamed, old-fashioned glamour, this prestigious landmark hotel satisfyingly melds Edwardian and Art Deco interior design to breathtaking effect; so much so that, over the years, it has played host to an extremely long line of famous literary, artistic and theatrical figures, royalty, celebrated politicians and Hollywood stars. Now managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, The Savoy closed its doors to the public in 2007 and, following a three-year, £220 million restoration, opened them again in 2010, its Rolls Royce Phantom bringing to the door the iconic grande dame's first guest of a new era, the quintessentially English actor, writer and broadcaster, Stephen Fry. Today, the hotel's ability to artfully recreate the ambience and decor of its heyday attracts the most discerning international guests, who enjoy dining at the famous Savoy Grill restaurant and taking Afternoon Tea in the delightful Thames Foyer, scene of refined socialising for decades, while the Beauty and Fitness Centre and a Boodles jewellery store offer additional allure. Close to Covent Garden, designer shopping in Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, as well as a host of well-known landmarks, museums, galleries and theatres, The Savoy is a splendid option for travellers who yearn to enjoy the spoils of a refined and historic hotel in the heart of London.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Glamorous, iconic hotel celebrating 125 years of history
  • Feature:A short taxi or boat-ride from shopping in Knightsbridge
  • Rooms:268 rooms & suites
  • Location:London , United Kingdom
  • Nearest airport:London Heathrow Airport
The Savoy
Location and transfer

Approximately 1 hour from London Heathrow Airport by private car transfer.

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Guest rooms and suites each include air-conditioning, a mini-bar, satellite flat-screen television, iPod docking station and digital radio, alarm clock, high-speed wired and wi-fi internet access, telephones, a writing desk, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, a safe and twice-daily maid service. An iron and ironing board, DVD and CD player, coffee-maker, cot and microwave are available on request.

Luxury King Room:+
  • Size: 40m²
  • Room View: Courtyard or city views
  • Facilities: These elegant guest rooms feature classic decor inspired by Art Deco and Edwardian design, retaining many of their original features, and are quiet and peaceful. Each guest room has a king-size bed dressed in Mascioni bed linen, and a seating area with a sofa, armchair, coffee table and a writing desk, as well as a marble bathroom featuring Le Labo bathroom amenities and a walk-in shower with a signature Savoy rain showerhead. Luxury King Rooms can connect to other room categories, if required, including Junior Suites.
Luxury King Room River View:+
  • Size: 43m²
  • Room View: Direct views of The Thames and various landmarks
  • Facilities: These guest rooms are the largest in this particular category and some are able to connect to other guest rooms of the same category, or One Bedroom Suite River View accommodation. Classically decorated in Edwardian style, these lovely rooms retain their original character and offer large picture windows, king-size beds dressed in Mascioni bed linen, writing desks, armchairs and well-proportioned marble bathrooms with freestanding claw foot baths and walk-in showers with large signature showerheads and Le Labo bathroom toiletries.
Junior Suite:+
  • Size: 42m²
  • Room View: City or garden views
  • Facilities: Junior Suites are perfect accommodation for families as they are able to connect to a Deluxe King Room (32m²) and/or a Luxury King Room (40m²) to create a three-bedroom Junior Suite. Decorated in elegant Art Deco or Edwardian style, these spacious open-plan suites each boast a king-size bed, writing desk designed by Bill Amberg, an armchair, coffee table, 40" flat-screen television, DVD player and an iPod docking station. Some suites boast walk-in wardrobes and dressing areas, while all feature spacious marble bathrooms comprising freestanding clawfoot baths, walk-in rain showers and Le Labo toiletries.
Savoy Family Suite:+
  • Size: 55m²
  • Room View: Quiet location overlooking the courtyard
  • Facilities: Savoy Family Suites offer two bedrooms, with guests sharing a luxurious marble bathroom. Retaining their original character, the decor is distinctly Edwardian in style and each suite comprises a king-size bed (twin beds in the second bedroom), a writing desk, armchair, flat-screen television and iPod docking station. The shared bathroom boasts a walk-in rain shower and there are Le Labo toiletries provided for guests' use. Guests staying in this level of accommodation enjoy the benefit of butler service, a complimentary chauffeur service with return airport transfers and local drop-offs, and the pressing of one garment per person, per stay, amongst many other thoughtful touches.
One Bedroom Timeless Suite:+
  • Size: 55-68m²
  • Room View: Quiet location overlooking the city or courtyard
  • Facilities: The beautifully styled Timeless Suite is ideal for families as it can connect to a Superior Queen Room (30m²), a Junior Suite (45m²) or another One Bedroom Suite. Classically decorated in an Edwardian or Art Deco style, these individually designed guest suites each comprise a foyer, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom and feature a king-size or queen-size bed in the bedroom, a sofa, armchair, flat-screen television, writing desk and coffee table in the sitting room and luxurious chrome fittings and Le Labo toiletries in the spacious marble bathroom. Guests staying in this room category can enjoy privileges such as early check-in, butler service and complimentary chauffeur services to and from the airport and for local drop-offs, amongst many other thoughtful touches.
One Bedroom Suite River View:+
  • Size: 80m²
  • Room View: Panoramic views of the River Thames
  • Facilities: This spacious accommodation offers stunning panoramic views of the famous River Thames through its large picture windows in the sitting room and bedroom. Elegant and Edwardian in style, each suite comprises a foyer, sitting room with a sofa, two armchairs, a writing desk (which converts to a dining table), 40" flat-screen television, DVD player and iPod docking station, a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, a luxurious en suite marble bathroom featuring a freestanding claw foot bath, walk-in rain shower, twin sinks and Le Labo toiletries. Additionally, there is a guest powder room. Guests staying in this room category enjoy benefits such as complimentary chauffeur services to and from the airport, as well as local drop-offs during their stay, a signature butler service and the pressing of one garment per person, per stay, amongst other delightful touches.
Personality Suite:+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 68-80m²
  • Room View: Various views of London
  • Facilities: The four gorgeous Personality Suites pay homage to just a small selection of high-profile guests who made The Savoy their home over the years; in this case, Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra and Richard Harris. Each spacious, individually decorated one-bedroom suite boasts an Art Deco style and special pieces of art and antiques that may be associated with the iconic former resident, such as paintings and photographs. Each suite features a separate sitting room furnished with a sofa, two armchairs, a writing desk, coffee table and occasional furniture, while the bedroom boasts a king-size bed, dressing table and an armchair and the luxurious marble bathroom features a freestanding claw foot bath, walk-in shower, twin sinks and Le Labo toiletries. As with other suite-level accommodation, a thoughtful selection of additional touches and benefits includes a complimentary chauffeur service to and from the airport, along with local drop-offs during guests' stay, complimentary pressing of one garment per person, per stay and The Savoy's legendary butler service, amongst other delightful touches. For more spacious accommodation, Personality Suites can connect to a Junior Suite (42m²) or Junior Suite River View (45m²).
Personality River View Suite:+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Size: 80m²
  • Room View: Panoramic views of the River Thames
  • Facilities: These very special Personality Suites have glorious views of the river and have been named in honour of famous guests who have previously stayed in them, such as the actress Katherine Hepburn, actor and producer Charlie Chaplin, the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, opera diva Maria Callas and the former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Each Edwardian-style one-bedroom suite comprises a foyer, a sitting room with a sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table and writing desk (which transforms into a dining table), a bedroom with a king-size bed, a dressing table and an armchair, plus a luxurious marble bathroom featuring a freestanding claw foot bath, separate walk-in shower, twin sinks and Le Labo toiletries. One of the Personality River View Suites is able to connect to a Junior Suite River View (45m²), offering additional accommodation for families, if required. Additionally, this suite offers privileges such as complimentary transfers to and from the airport, legendary butler service and the pressing of one garment per person, per stay, amongst other thoughtful touches.
Royal Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 325m²
  • Room View: Panoramic fifth floor views of the River Thames and London
  • Facilities: Offering the largest accommodation available at The Savoy, the Royal Suite is one of the most spacious and well-proportioned guest suites in London. Refurbished at a cost of £2.5 million, the two-bedroom suite occupies the entire front of the fifth floor of The Savoy and offers splendid views of the River Thames, Houses of Parliament and Canary Wharf, with an enfilade arrangement of interconnecting rooms leading from its stunning marble foyer. Guests will first come to the wood-panelled office, leading through to a spacious sitting room and a separate dining room seating up to eight guests. Grand and refined, the Edwardian decor includes gold-leaf and Murano glass chandeliers, velvet-covered seating and wooden floors, along with furniture and soft furnishings created from marble, the finest wood and silk. Additionally, there are fresh flowers, tasteful ornaments and sculptures and paintings to ensure a truly palatial, yet homely feel. The Master Bedroom offers a king-size bed and leads from its spacious walk-in wardrobe and dressing area to the his and hers bathroom featuring a deep-soaking bath and a steam shower. An additional guest bedroom offers twin beds and an en suite bathroom, and boasts superb views of London. For guests' convenience, the Royal Suite also has a kitchen, perfect for guests travelling with their own Chef. One of the great advantages of selecting this accommodation is the benefit of a dedicated Savoy Butler.

The Savoy boasts some of the finest - and most famous - dining establishments in the city of London, including the iconic Savoy Grill (now managed by the Gordon Ramsay Group), where the Hollywood Glitterati, members of the British royal family and celebrated politicians loved to dine in years long gone by. There are several bars and lounges, too, where it's possible to enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea - and even the most sophisticated Dinner Dances - in refined, glamorous surroundings.

Savoy Grill:+
  • Cuisine: French-influenced and British fine dining cuisine
  • Setting: This iconic dining venue boasts some extremely illustrious former patrons, including Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra and Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Thrillingly, the room has been reinstated in its former seating plan, so guests are able to sit in the exact same spots as their famous predecessors. The fabulous Art Deco style has been retained, alongside many of the original 1920s features, which have been expertly restored. Classic and very stylish, the Savoy Grill should be on everyone's must-do list.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual (smart trainers and denim are acceptable)
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
  • Cuisine: British fine dining cuisine
  • Setting: A fine example of restaurant theatre, the sophisticated elegance of this restaurant is apparent as soon as you walk through the door: enormous chandeliers, wood-panelled walls, ornate coving on the ceiling, the finest white linen and silver service complement the finest seasonal ingredients, such as specially aged Scottish beef (served at guests' tables from an antique silver domed trolley) and roast saddle of lamb.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill:+
  • Cuisine: British seafood specialities and grilled meats, classic International breakfasts, including Chinese and Japanese, and pre-theatre menus
  • Setting: Informal, but just as glamorous as the Savoy Grill and Simpson's-in-the-Strand, this 1920s-style restaurant is open for all-day dining and boasts a laid-back ambience to accompany the array of seasonal produce. Chandeliers, a polished black and white floor, chrome and a colour palette of black, petrol blue and lime green combine to spectacular affect.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Thames Foyer:+
  • Cuisine: All-day dining and Afternoon Tea
  • Setting: Built in the centre of the original 1889 incarnation of The Savoy, the exquisite Thames Foyer was the inventor of the Dinner Dance, so what better place to enjoy a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea while being serenaded by a pianist playing one of The Savoy's original pianos? A great glass cupola, inspired by an original design, brings in lots of natural light, while Edwardian-style armchairs, sofas and large coffee tables provide a sophisticated, elegant and comfortable backdrop in which to enjoy the divine ambience. Monthly Dinner Dances, comprising a cocktail reception, three-course dinner and 1920s-style musical entertainment from the resident Savoy orchestra, recreate the refined glamour and decadence of the Golden Age, with dancing until midnight.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
City Life

The Savoy is perfectly placed to enjoy London's wealth of iconic landmarks, designer stores, parks and the famous River Thames - which the hotel overlooks. In fact, The Savoy has its own pier on the river, allowing guests to enjoy private dinner cruises, sightseeing tours and even transfers to the 02 arena to enjoy a concert.

Shopping opportunities are boundless in London, with a seeminglingly endless collection of refined boutiques and irresistable department stores, including Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty and Harvey Nichols. Bond Street and Sloane Street are the locations of choice for the finest jewellery stores and luxury brands, while Savile Row is the place to go for gentlemen's bespoke tailoring.

Lovers of history will certainly want to take the opportunity to visit at least some of London's centuries-old castles, palaces and cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey (where Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011), The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle (the London residences of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh), along with the Tower of London; prison, fortress, scene of the executions of three of Henry VIII's wives and keeper of the priceless Crown Jewels, which comprise some of the most extraordinary (and largest) gems in the world.

England is famous the world over for its arts and culture and there are a number of venues in which to enjoy a taste of it; from performances by the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House and orchestral works performed at the iconic Royal Albert Hall or The Barbican, to the latest exhibitions of contemporary art at Tate Modern. Lovers of fine art and antiquities, meanwhile, are spoilt for choice by the collections and exhibitions to be found at the Courtauld Institute, The National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum. Otherwise, there's always the West End theatres to tempt you with a performance of a play or musical.


London is a wonderful place for families with children to visit as there are so many interesting and diverse activities to enjoy and places to visit. A trip on the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel, is a must-do these days, allowing all the family to observe panoramic views of London and much, much further throughout the day and into the evening.

Of course, there's also the world-famous 36-acre London Zoo to explore, with its collection of 15,000 animals to observe (contained within it is an interactive Children's Zoo aimed at children from 4 to 8 years old), along with London Aquarium with its 350 species of aquatic wonders. Located in South Kensington, The Natural History Museum houses a number of fascinating exhibits (including skeletons of dinosaurs and a Blue Whale) and boasts a wealth of interactive activities for inquisitive children to enjoy, while the Science Museum is equally as interactive and will educate and enthrall youngsters on the scientific advancements of the last three-hundred years and takes a look at what scientific discoveries might mean for everyday life in the future. The Victoria and Albert Museum (affectionately known as the V&A) is London's premier homage to international art and design, boasting over three-thousand years worth of artefacts from all over the world. Each weekend, it hosts fun arts and crafts activities and workshops specially for children.

In the West End, you'll always find musicals that are perfect for all the family to enjoy. The current crop includes Matilda The Musical, The Lion King, War Horse and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, while Mamma Mia will also hit the feel-good spot for fans of Abba's music.

This is just a small selection of options available to families during a stay in London; you'll find your hotel's Concierge has a wealth more.


For guests who just don't want to miss out on their round of golf while staying in London, there is the option to travel just 45 minutes outside of the capital city to the salubrious environs of Virginia Water, near Ascot in Surrey. This delightfully picturesque village is the home of the Wentworth Club, one of the finest country clubs in the world. Here, you'll find three championship golf courses (and a nine-hole course) that have been played by some of the greatest professional golfers the world has ever seen - past and present - from Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, to the late Seve Ballesteros through to the host of players who currently grace the PGA tour circuit, such as Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy. A handicap is required to play here (guests will be asked to provide a valid Handicap Certificate upon arrival) and your Travel Concierge would be delighted to make all the arrangements to ensure you have a memorable round of golf at this prestigious club.

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