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Savoy - eagle

Savoy Hotel and Theatre Savoy - eagle
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SH
On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward, second Marquess of Worcester. At midnight on the 3rd September, 1660, Anne Hyde daughter of the Earl of Clarendon was secretly married here to the Duke of York (afterwards James II) whose two daughters, Mary and Anne, became Queens of England.

Site: Savoy Hotel and Theatre (10 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Court

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 bears at the bottom. There is also one other, not so lovely, brass plaque to the restoration of the theatre, and a very dull one to the restoration of the hotel. These two make an uncomfortable pair, the unveiling duties having been carried out by the Princess and Prince of Wales.

There are 6 plaques on the east side of the road, one at the end and 2 on the west side. Reading clockwise they are: crown, rose, flowers, feathers, eagle, CRII, Charles, 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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Subjects commemorated Information

Worcester House - Strand

Used to be on the Savoy Hotel and Theatre site. Not to be confused with Worc...

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Queen Anne

Born St James's Palace. Reigned 1702 - 14. Married Prince George of Demark in...

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Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

Born Wiltshire. His daughter, Anne married the Duke of York, who eventually b...

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Anne Hyde

Daughter of the 1st Earl of Clarendon. Born at Windsor Great Park. Midnight o...

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King James II

England's last Roman Catholic king, James II of England but James VII of Scot...

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Created by Information

Savoy Hotel

Following the success of the Savoy Theatre the hotel was built next door to s...

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Also at this site Information

Savoy - Charles

This plaque is just to the left of the entrance to the hotel.

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Savoy - CRII

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

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Savoy - crown

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

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Savoy - feathers

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

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Savoy - flowers

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

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