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Savoy - theatre Savoy Hotel and Theatre

Plaque: Savoy - theatre

Erection date: 19/7/1993

Inscription

This plaque was unveiled by Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales to celebrate the re-opening of the newly restored Savoy Theatre, 19th July 1993.

Site: Savoy Hotel and Theatre (9 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Court

Henry III gave this site to Peter of Savoy who, in 1346, built the Savoy Palace. In 1903-10 the Savoy Hotel was built by Colcutt and Macmurdo. The magnificently Art Deco Savoy Theatre is in the western section.
The short road leading to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel is unusual in London in that the traffic drives on the right. The walls along this road display seven delightful Art Deco plaques made of wood, chrome and ceramic, each topped with "SH". We have entitled these plaques after the image each bares at the bottom. There is also one other, more mundane, brass plaque to the restoration of the theatre. There are 6 plaques on the east side of the road and 2 on the west side. Reading clockwise they are: crown, rose, flowers, feathers, eagle, CRII, theatre and AR-MR.
2011 - we've replaced two pictures (previously taken during a major restoration) to show the newly gilded Peter statue.

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47104

Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre opened in 1881. Despite this date it is a delightful exampl...

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46613

Diana Princess of Wales

Born Lady Diana Frances Spencer in Norfolk. Married the Prince of Wales at St...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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45434

Savoy - CRII

SH In the Savoy Palace in 1658 by order of Oliver Cromwell, the confession of...

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45439

Savoy - crown

SH Within these precincts stood the Palace of Savoy, the erection of which w...

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45435

Savoy - eagle

SH On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward...

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45436

Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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45437

Savoy - flowers

SH In the Palace of the Savoy lived for many months Simon de Montfort, found...

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