The building oozes decadence (and history), from the lobby’s Wedgewood wall frieze to the Beaufort Bar’s gilded alcoves
You’ll struggle to find a finer White Lady cocktail or Peach Melba dessert — they were invented here
Perennially popular for special occasion meals, pre-theater drinks and decadent afternoon teas, the hotel is always abuzz
What To Know
The spa's great but compact - a fitness center with a small pool and a couple of treatment rooms
Advance booking is recommended for afternoon tea and cocktails
It’s worth the splurge for a riverfront room for views of the London Eye and the Thames (ask for one on an upper floor so your view isn’t blocked by trees)
Parking on site
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Legendary 1889 Edwardian hotel near the Thames with two historic bars and its fair share of Art Deco glamour
A true icon, The Savoy set the standard in luxury when it opened in 1889 — and its standards haven’t slipped since. Bang in the center of London and as beloved by world leaders and CEOs as by romancing couples and well-heeled families, it offers an experience everyone should enjoy at least once in their life. The 268 individually designed guest rooms are understatedly opulent: split between Edwardian and Art Deco, they feature crystal chandeliers, curvaceous writing desks, claw-foot bathtubs, and, in the riverfront rooms, views of landmarks like the London Eye and Big Ben. The real atmosphere, though, is at the hotel’s bar lounges. Get a taste of the 1920s at Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill or stateside history at the legendary American Bar (it’s hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland).
In the Area
The Savoy is centrally located, steps from Lyceum Theatre and Victoria Embankment Gardens and close to King's College London and Trafalgar Square. Catch a show at the Savoy Theatre, attached to the hotel, which has been known to screen performances including Legally Blonde and Cabaret. Somerset House is a hidden gem a couple of blocks away and a hangout for locals, who come in winter for ice skating in a romantic setting and in summer for bijou concerts, open-air films, and to play in the fountains. As far as shopping goes, ye olde Covent Garden market is cute but touristy. Wander through it and to the other side to Neal Street and Seven Dials for more interesting shopping options, such as the Vintage Showroom and Fly London.
The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
London, United Kingdom
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Savoy A Fairmont Managed Hotel are:London (LCY-London City) - 11.8 km / 7.4 miLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 23.2 km / 14.4 miLondon (LGW-Gatwick) - 39.5 km / 24.6 miThe preferred airport for The Savoy A Fairmont Managed Hotel is London (LHR-Heathrow). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.