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Room 518, The Savoy, London

1 May 2014

Words: Mark Evans / Images: The Savoy

The Savoy was Britain’s first luxury hotel, built 125 years ago by the famous English impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte. The great and the good made it their hotel of choice, and former guests include George Gershwin, The Beatles and Winston Churchill. Dubbed ‘London’s most famous hotel’, the grand old place has lost none of its charm, from its iconic front entrance (the only street in London where cars drive on the right, not the left side of the road, a throwback to the days of the hackney carriages) on The Strand, to its grand lobby, complete with equally grandiose period furniture. The rooms are no less impressive; our twin suite consisted of a bedroom, dressing room and a huge bathroom, complete with under floor heating, shower room and traditional roll top bath. Look out of any of the suite’s four sash windows, and you’ll see views sweeping down the river Thames and Embankment towards the Houses Of Parliament, with the London Eye – constructed in 1998 – a stone’s throw away. Throw a stone in the opposite direction, and you’ll hit Covent Garden, with the equally popular tourist spot of Trafalgar Square just a short walk away. 
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INTERNET: Free
PILLOWS: 4
CLUB SANDWICH DELIVERY TIME: 16 mins
COMPLIMENTARY SNACKS: fruit, mineral water
TOILETRY BRANDS: Cowshed
EXTRAS: Coffee, selection of magazines (Monocle, Esquire, Vanity Fair)
TV CHANNELS: 40
VIEW: 5/5

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