The Strand, London
At a Glance
Fabulous location in the heart of the West End
Stunning views across the River Thames to the London Eye
Excellent for families with many connecting options and family suites
Great choice of restaurants and some world class cocktail bars
Located on the only street in London where you can drive on the right
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
To start planning your vacation to The Savoy
The Savoy is a landmark hotel, beautifully decorated and typically British. Wonderfully located in the heart of London's West End, The Savoy Hotel is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city.
The Savoy is an iconic London hotel that has recently celebrated its 125th birthday. The building itself dates back to the 13th Century and many of its original characteristics have been maintained making the hotel a nice contrast to its neighbor; vibrant Covent Garden.
The Savoy has been beautifully renovated and decorated in a fabulous combination of Edwardian and Art Deco style. Its rooms and suites are spacious, comfortable and elegantly designed and many boast original features such as beautiful fireplaces. There are great options for families, either with two bedroom Family Suites or the connecting room options. Views are either across the city, overlooking their quiet courtyard or panoramic vistas of the River Thames. Well-appointed marble bathrooms are complete with luxury bath products and most have separate walk-in showers; and some even with typically English free-standing bath tubs.
The Savoy features some of London's most well-known bars and restaurants and have something for everyone. From Beaufort Bar where you'll be able to spend hours sampling the vintage Champagnes to The American Bar which serves some of the finest cocktails in the city. Its restaurants have a fantastic array of cuisines from seafood to fine dining to all that's quintessentially British with afternoon tea at Thames Foyer.
The Savoy's surrounding area is a reason in itself to stay at this magnificent hotel. The River Thames on one side makes for a lovely walk and has fantastic views towards the London Eye and the south of the river. Covent Garden and the West End on the other side offers endless entertainment from theater shows to concerts, to narrow cobbled streets lined with bars, restaurants and boutiques; the infamous Trafalgar Square and not to mention the incredible shopping along Oxford Street, Regents Street and of course, Bond Street.
The Savoy has 195 rooms and 73 suites, many with lovely views of the River Thames, and all decorated either in Edwardian or Art Deco style. Room amenities include air conditioning, LCD Televisions, iPod docking stations, daily newspapers, US & UK modems, desk, minibar, Le Labo luxury bath products, Bathrobes, WiFi and a safe. Suites also include unpacking and packing services, tea and coffee served with wake-up call, fresh flowers and sewing kits to name but a few.
Ideal for single travelers these rooms have a Queen bed and overlook the quiet courtyard or the city. All have fully equipped marble bathrooms with luxury bath products. 30 sq m.
These rooms have a King or Twin beds and overlook the quiet courtyard or the city. All have fully equipped marble bathrooms with luxury bath products. Many of the bathrooms in this category have separate walk-in showers. 32 sq m.
These rooms have a King bed and overlook the quiet courtyard or the city or have partial river views. All have fully equipped marble bathrooms with separate walk-in showers with luxury bath products. 40 sq m.
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These rooms have a King bed are decorated in Edwardian style and have spectacular River Thames views. All have fully equipped marble bathrooms with separate walk-in showers, free standing baths and luxury bath products. 43 sq m.
The Junior Suites are open-plan and have sitting and bedroom areas with some offering a walk-in closet and dressing area. The suites have king-size beds and city or garden views. 42 sq m.
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The Junior Suite River Views are open-plan and have sitting and bedroom areas with some offering a walk-in closet and dressing area. The suites have king-size beds and stunning panoramic views of the River Thames. 45 sq m.
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Savoy Family Suites offer two bedrooms sharing a bathroom. They all have fully equipped marble bathrooms with separate walk-in showers with luxury bath products and overlook the courtyard. 55 sq m.
Children are very welcome at The Savoy. The hotel has Family Suites, connecting rooms, cots and extra beds. Baby sitting can be arranged and there are children's menus at Kaspar's Seafood Bar & Grill and Simpson's-In-The-Strand.
The Savoy offers a huge variety of bars and restaurants and boasts some of London's most well known.
Kaspar's Seafood & Bar Grill has an informal atmosphere in an elegant 1920's setting and serves exceptional seafood.
Simpson's-In-The-Strand is where to go for British fine dining. The best seasonal ingredients are used to create mouth-watering classical dishes.
Savoy Grill is one of London's most iconic restaurants and has hosted many of the elite such as Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and The Queen Mother. Sublime grilled Meats and fish are the order of the day.
Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea is not to be missed - learn what it is to be British in an afternoon of grazing on cucumber sandwiches, scones and clotted cream and cake while sipping tea.
The American Bar is the place to go for cocktails - the most iconic cocktail bar in the world!
Beaufort Bar is a fabulously decorated Art Deco bar serving cocktails and a vast selection of vintage and non-vintage champagnes.
A day in Oxford
There is so much to see in wonderful Oxford - this is 'the city of dreaming spires' and your private guide will show you the highlights. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is packed with history and stunning architecture.
A day in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are rural England at its best, and a day spent exploring the ancient, honey-colored limestone villages of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, set amongst rolling sheep-dotted hills, stone-walled fields and country inns is simply magical.
A Royal tour of London
Rub shoulders with royalty and discover the world of the British Monarchy. With your private guide, explore London and learn about all things royal, from official residences to coronations and weddings throughout history.
Afternoon tea cooking class
A traditional pastime throughout Britain, afternoon tea is a luxurious treat. In this cooking class, learn how to create an authentic afternoon tea and take your new-found skills home to enjoy this delicious tradition with family and friends.
Best of Borough Market cooking class
London's Borough Market dates back 1,000 years and in this unique experience you'll have the chance to learn about this fascinating site before rolling up your sleeves and trying your hand at cooking a selection of dishes, fresh from the market.
A masterpiece of eighteenth century Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
Borough Market tasting tour
Discover the delights of Borough Market, the oldest food market in London with a rich history dating back 1,000 years. With your private guide, meet the artisans that make this market and learn about the wide variety of produce on offer.
Christmas Markets in London
London is a great place to spend Christmas and there's an ever-growing number of Christmas markets, large and small, that take place in the city. Get into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine, seasonal fayre and hand-crafted presents.
Explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon
On the banks of the River Avon and just to the north of the Cotswolds, lies the home of the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Discover where the Bard was born and raised, and admire the beautiful Tudor architecture of the town.
Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII's lavish royal residence, Hampton Court Palace dates back hundreds of years and is an emblem of the Tudor reign. Your private guide will lead the way, teaching you about the infamous Henry VIII as you explore his majestic palace.
Harry Potter's Oxford & Studio Tour
Leave the land of Muggles behind and discover the real-life sets of Hogwarts, hidden throughout beautiful Oxford. After exploring the city, enter the magic of the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio for a chance to see the props and sets from the films.
Inside Savile Row
James Bond, Winston Churchill, The British Royal family — this is where the rich and famous throughout history have bought their clothes.
Lavenham is a charming English village in Suffolk with beautiful half-timbered medieval cottages and a 15th century church.
Leeds Castle, Kent
Located in Kent, Leeds Castle boasts 500 acres of beautiful parkland and its very own moat.
London like a Local
Experience the great city of London like a local with one of our top hand-picked Blue Badge Guides, as you explore the capital by bus, underground train, boat and on foot. You’ll beat the traffic and have a great insight into what makes London tick.
London with a private art expert
One of the finest cities in the world for art, London has an impressive collection of galleries and exhibitions just waiting to be explored. An art historian will join you for an insightful tour of your favorite style at one of these fantastic museums.
The New Forest was once a royal hunting ground for King William I and his noblemen in the 12th century. There is much to explore in the 145 square mile New Forest in southern England and many ways to do it.
Private photography experience
Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.
Salisbury is an early English gothic cathedral city in Wiltshire located 8 miles from Stonehenge.
Stonehenge and Bath day trip
For a chance to see two of Britain's oldest sites, take a day to visit Bath and Stonehenge. Your private guide will lead you around both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explaining the history of each and showing you beautiful countryside along the way.
The Golden Age of Travel on board the British Pullman
Enjoy a fabulous journey on board the Belmond British Pullman, traveling through Kent, the garden of England as you tuck in to a delicious five-course lunch. Take in the scenic views, enjoy a glass of champagne and relax on this luxurious vintage train.
The real Sunday roast cooking class
A staple of British cuisine, learn how to perfect the art of the Sunday roast in this unique cooking class. Join an expert chef and, using local produce, discover the techniques required to create the most delicious roast dinner.
The Seasons of Borough family cooking class
Explore the wonders of Borough Market, home to a fantastic selection of local British produce. The ideal family experience, here adults and children alike will learn about using seasonal ingredients and create healthy, delicious dishes together.
Tower of London & St Paul's Cathedral on foot
Discover two of London's most interesting landmarks with your private guide, who will teach you about the fascinating history of each. See the Crown Jewels at the Tower before hopping on an iconic red London bus to the breath-taking St Paul's Cathedral.
The city of Cambridge lies on the River Cam and is home to the world famous University of Cambridge and the exquisite architecture of its buildings.
Walking in the Cotswolds
A walker's paradise, the Cotswolds is named as an area of outstanding natural beauty for a reason.
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle dating back to 1068 and originally built by William the Conqueror then developed over time, Warwick Castle now houses a collection of armoury to rival that on display at the Tower of London.
The oldest continually occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle is used as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's main home to this day. As you explore the majestic castle your private guide will tell you all about its 900-year royal history.
Your free time in London - Scott Dunn suggests
London is a sprawling metropolis, and one of the world's busiest and most vibrant cities, but after spending a few days exploring, you can really get under its skin. With a new adventure around every corner, a stay in London will be truly action-packed.
Location & directions
The Strand, London
The Savoy is located a stone's throw from the River Thames in the heart of Covent Garden. It is the perfect base from which to explore Regent Street and the West End and is easily accessible via London airports.
How to get there
The Savoy is just a 50-minute drive from London Heathrow Airport (trains also run to Paddington Station) or 1-hour 30-minutes' drive from London Gatwick Airport (trains also run to Victoria Station). Both Paddington and Victoria stations are a 15-minute car journey from the hotel or the London Underground can be caught to Covent Garden station which is only a 10-minute walk away.