The Savoy Hotel London

The Savoy Hotel London

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The Savoy is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames, perfectly located in the heart of all that London has to offer. At the forefront of the luxury hotel scene for 130 years, The Savoy welcomes guests for an experience that continuously evolves to meet the desires of the modern traveller.

The Savoy Hotel London

The Savoy, the only luxury hotel situated on the River Thames, in the heart of all that London has to offer, is a place where history and iconic elegance mingles with new world sophistication. A destination for generations, and a world-famous name, celebrated for sublime service and graced by stars, dignitaries, and the global jet-set… where Art Deco rubs shoulders with English Edwardian, and exceptional dining blends with contemporary cocktails.

The ballet, opera, and theatre of vibrant Covent Garden are just a step away, with the City, world-renowned museums and galleries, and the designer shopping of Knightsbridge and Mayfair within easy reach.

The Savoy has been woven into the fabric of London for almost 130 years, with exceptional service and memorable experiences at the heart of everything.

History & Heritage:

The Savoy was the first purpose-built deluxe hotel in Britain, when it opened in 1889, offering the comfort, luxury, and service that Americans visiting London were familiar with back home. Richard D’Oyly Carte, the theatrical impresario who had built The Savoy, stayed in some of the new American hotels and was quick in adapting these technologies for his hotel in London. The theatre was the first public building in Britain to be completely lit by electric lights since the commercial light bulb had just been patented in the US in 1879.

 The entire hotel was lit by electricity, and guests were able to turn the lights in their rooms on and off at will. Hot water from the boilers was used for the hotel’s central heating system and provided limitless supplies for the sixty-seven bathrooms.

In 1890 the great chef Auguste Escoffier came to The Savoy as maitre-chef and reorganized the kitchen into stages (stations). This revolutionized the restaurant industry in Britain and is how most large restaurant kitchens are still organized to this day.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Savoy long-term resident and father of modern broadcasting, Guglielmo Marconi, invented a ship-to-shore radio transmitter for installation on cruise liners. The Savoy started advertising shipboard “Marconigrams” in 1905, as the ideal way for travellers afloat to reserve a room at The Savoy before they had even landed in England.


The hotel’s 267 luxury rooms and suites celebrate The Savoy’s dual historical influences, featuring either elegant English Edwardian design or sensational Art Deco style. Many afford breath-taking views across the River Thames, and of iconic London landmarks. Those staying in suites enjoy dedicated Butler service, offering the discretion of a traditional English butler with the efficiency of a 21st-century personal assistant.

The Savoy is home to eight Personality Suites, which pay tribute to some of our most celebrated past residents such as Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, and Claude Monet. The Royal Suite opened in July 2016 and comprises an open-plan procession of rooms spanning the entire riverside of the fifth floor.

Two Renowned Heritage Brands Come Together

One hundred years after Guccio Gucci, who worked at The Savoy as a luggage porter when a young man, founded his leather-goods company, The Savoy and Gucci are pleased to celebrate their shared history in a host of creative ways, starting with the transformation of The Savoy’s Royal Suite into a reflection of the Gucci world. The interior of the Royal Suite has been redesigned and features furniture, furnishings, and decorative items from the Gucci Décor Collection, as well as art and antiquities specially curated by auctioneers Christie’s.

Perfect Activities:

  • Beauty & Fitness at The Savoy

With luxurious health and beauty treatments, an indoor pool with natural daylight, a sauna, a steam room, and a 24-hour gym, there's no better place to unwind after a busy day in London.

  • The Savoy Rolls-Royce

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has been one of the world’s most luxurious cars for over a century, popular with royalty, heads of state, and celebrities throughout its history.

For arrival in true Savoy Style, guests are invited to book our chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The epitome of British luxury, this exclusive four-door limousine car with its recognizable S8 VOY number plate is available on request for trips in and around London and the most classy of airport transfers.

  • Go on a shopping spree

With a bespoke selection of British designers and high-street brands, this central destination is a dream for last-minute shoppers; they even have performers on the piazza to keep the little shoppers entertained, and a great variety of bars and restaurants.

The Savoy is ideally located for some of London’s finest shopping. Whether you are looking for a souvenir of your visit or the latest ‘must-have’ item from an international, luxury brand, London is one of the best cities in the world for shopping.

Dining & Drinking

From seasonally inspired menus to dining experiences that will satisfy any craving. Let’s see the different restaurants in The Savoy:


  • River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay, by a multi – Michelin starred chef

The restaurant is located in the heart of the hotel with panoramic views of the River Thames, offering both guests and destination diners a beautifully classic, yet stylish and relaxed all-day dining environment. The River Restaurant showcases the very best shellfish and seafood the UK has to offer.


  • Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay

Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay is, without doubt, one of London’s most legendary restaurants, frequented by celebrated diners such as Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, and HM Queen Elizabeth herself. It offers an iconic British and French-inspired menu alongside an exceptional wine list.

Meetings & Events:

The Savoy is one of London’s favourite and most famous meeting and event places, and one of the most eminent venues for London society.

Friendly staff with excellent service, the feeling of a special guest, a perfect location, a beautiful room, and fabulous history and décor makes this hotel a must-visit despite its heavy pricing.