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The Magic of The Savoy - An Experience to Remember

08-20-2019 / Only in London

With a rich history spanning 130 years, The Savoy is one of – if not the – most iconic hotels in London. It’s served everyone from presidents to prime ministers, royalty to rock ‘n’ roll stars, and now you can experience it for yourself and enjoy a four-night stay for the price of three.


If you’re looking for a local, luxury getaway, you’d be hard pressed to find a better hotel than The Savoy, situated in the Strand. Opened in 1889, it was the first purpose-built deluxe hotel to grace the capital, and provided guests with an unparalleled level of service, comfort and luxury – something it retains to this day.

A rich, unique heritage

Few hotels have a more rich and intriguing history than The Savoy. This is the hotel that served as Charlie Chaplin’s temporary home, where H.G Wells watched the filming of his most famous novel, Kipps (unbeknownst to cast or crew), and more recently, where Rhianna worked on her 2011 album, Talk That Talk.

The Savoy has endless stories that have shaped the hotel into what it is today. Here are some things not to miss during your stay:

1. Sip cocktails at the American Bar  

Crystal Star cocktailWhat better way to wind down after spending a day in the capital than by relaxing in a sophisticated bar, with a cocktail in hand? The American Bar is the most famous of The Strand’s drinkeries, known for being the oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain. Its eclectic menu of beverages draw inspiration from some of the most iconic songs ever played in the bar.

If you’re staying for a long weekend, it would be a shame not to enjoy a tipple at the decadent, jet-black and gold Beaufort Bar, as well as the more understated and elegant bar at Simpson’s in the Strand.

2. Enjoy world-famous afternoon tea

Savoy afternoon tea pastriesFrom cocktails to cucumber sandwiches, The Savoy’s Afternoon Tea has garnered a reputation across the globe. Take your seat in the classic Thames Foyer, flooded with natural light courtesy of a glorious glass dome. Soft piano music will play in the background as you enjoy a collection of finger sandwiches and scones, and of course, a fine selection of tea.

The Savoy offers a wealth of other unique experiences. Roll up your sleeves for a cooking or cocktail masterclass, enjoy London in a new light on a private river cruise, or arrange to arrive at the hotel in style by booking its chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom.

3. Dine at Gordon’s grill  

Savoy Grill Beef WellingtonWith none other than celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in charge of the kitchen, dinner at The Savoy Grill may very well turn out to be your most memorable culinary experience to date. Taste the dish that’s synonymous with the restaurant, Beef Wellington, or choose another meat, fish or shellfish dish from the comprehensive menu. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for at The Savoy Grill, as are young children.

If you’ve booked a weekend stay, make sure you sample London’s best roast dinner at Simpson’s in the Strand.

4. Relax and enjoy a performance

9 to 5 The Musical at Savoy TheatreWith stomachs satisfied, cosy up in a comfortable theatre chair and enjoy a performance at the Savoy Theatre. Its current programme includes Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical and Sunday in the Park with George, featuring Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s always worth turning up a little early to admire the decor of the theatre, a spectacle in itself.

Stay a little longer in one of London’s most luxurious hotels with its four nights for the price of three offer.  Book today!