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.
History & Heritage
The Savoy was the first purpose-built deluxe hotel in London, setting new standards for luxury, comfort and service unheard of in the hotel world of the day. As the first hotel of its type in London, it was a magnet for the wealthy, the famous, the glamorous, and even the notorious; their stories have accrued over the decades to become part of the legend of this truly unique hotel.
The outstanding luxury, glamour and innovation which The Savoy brought to the British hotel business when it opened in 1889 attracted all the most aristocratic and famous people in London society to enjoy the facilities now open to them – most notably Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, but for the moment the unquestioned leader of fashion and fashionable living. The Prince frequently enjoyed dining at The Savoy, with his male friends, with his lady friends, and sometimes even with his wife. In 1895 The Prince and Princess of Wales were invited to The Savoy for the wedding breakfast of the daughter of the Duc d’Orléans, the French Pretender, and HRH Prince of Savoy-Aosta.