London’s historic Savoy Hotel

There are many experiences that I can tell about accommodation in London, but none will be as luxurious as my stay in the famous London Savoy Hotel, one of the largest hotels in London, a true Art Deco monument by the Thames where Monet painted and the queen was crowned.

The Savoy Hotel in London has been visited by all the famous people who have been in London like Sir Winston Churchill who also had meetings with his team at the hotel, Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and even Queen Elizabeth II herself. Perfectly located in the heart of London, the Savoy Hotel London is just a 5 minute walk from Covent Garden.

Since its construction in 1889, the Savoy Hotel in London has housed within its walls a multitude of historical facts that could possibly be enough for a book and there is even a series on its history. But I wanted to point out that the Savoy Hotel in London was the first luxury hotel in the UK which introduced electric lighting throughout the building, electric elevators, lavishly furnished bathrooms in most rooms, constant hot and cold running water, and many other innovations.

The entrance to the Savoy Hotel in London is a kind of closed alley in which a unique and strange event happens that you will not find anywhere else in the United Kingdom. The street that enters the entrance to the Savoy Hotel in London is the only one in the whole country that circulates on the right, just as it happens in the rest of Europe (except Malta and Ireland) and in most of the world. It is strange and also I could realize that many taxi drivers and drivers were totally wrong about the direction of travel.

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You can Book at the Savoy Hotel in London HERE.

The Savoy Hotel in London is a monument to the Art Deco, from the chrome entrance and Neo-Renaissance relief frieze in the hotel reception to the mirrored desks and comfortable curves in the rooms. Although half of the rooms and suites are decorated they are in Victorian style, dating back to the origins of the hotel.

In our case, we stayed in a Vitoriano style Suite, very spacious, with a large window, a room, a separate living room and a work area. We traveled with Pau (our Yorkshire dog) and not only was it not a problem to be with her throughout the hotel but she also had her own bed and area in the suite.

Among other services, the hotel offers Sauna, beauty treatments, indoor and heated swimming pool, 24-hour gym and a nice telephone next to the bed that allows you to call room service 24 hours a day at no additional charge.

It’s true that from the moment you walk through the revolving door, all you see around you is luxury and art everywhere, with huge ceilings.

One of the things that surprised me was safetySince no one ever asked us anything to access the hotel, inside the common areas, lounges and even when taking the elevator and going up to the rooms. In fact the elevators work without further ado, without a security card or anything.

The secret The best kept thing about the Savoy Hotel in London is that you can have the envied view of the Thames without spending a lot of money by renting only half a bedroom in a suite and paying double.

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There are various bars and lounges, including the Thames Foyer, where Elizabeth II celebrated her coronation, and the American Bar, where wealthy Americans escaped prohibition in the 1920s, as well as being the place where the Dry Martini was invented.

In inside from London’s Savoy Hotel there is a trio of fine dining, from the elegant and romantic River Restaurant (modern british with dinner and dancing) or the Grill Room, gentlemen’s club style (a traditional British steakhouse), both require a jacket and tie, to light meals and sushi, where you can see the entrance below to see the stars and celebrities arriving.

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We had breakfast included and it was a la carte, very luxurious and of high quality without a doubt, but what people really come looking for inside the London Savoy Hotel It is the afternoon Tea, one of the most famous and emblematic of London, and it can also be taken in the famous ballroom, where Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her investiture as queen.

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