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Savoy - theatre

Savoy Hotel and Theatre 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 (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

Savoy Theatre

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

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Created by Information

Diana Princess of Wales

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

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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 - eagle

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

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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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