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Savoy Hotel

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Following the success of the Savoy Theatre the hotel was built next door to satisfy the demand for accommodation from the members of the audience. The first London Hotel to have fully plumbed-in bathrooms (about 1 for every 3 bedrooms) electricity throughout and lifts.

We long to dine at the Savoy but only in a party with a total of 13 guests. Under these conditions the Savoy wheels out Kaspar, an art deco wooden cat from the 1920s, who is given the 14th place with cutlery and bowl of milk. This tradition originated at a 1898 dinner held by Woolf Joel - see there for the spooky story.

During the 1920s, while the BBC was based in nearby Savoy Hill they often used the Savoy Hotel for their dance music broadcasts.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Savoy Hotel

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D'Oyly Carte armillary sphere

The memorial is in the form of an equatorial armillary sphere. Although the m...

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Savoy - Charles

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

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Savoy 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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Savoy - flowers

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

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Other Subjects

Stanley Howard Burton

Stanley Howard Burton

Stanley served in the RAF during WW2.  The Burtons were philanthropic and in Leeds there is a gallery and a theatre named "Stanley & Audrey Burton" so we think he may have married an Audrey.  W...

Person, Commerce

3 memorials
Cherry Tree Trust

Cherry Tree Trust

A privately funded charity established by Charles Pink. Its objective is to foster growth by finding a way to support small businesses.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks

SKDocks gives a brief introduction to the history of the area. A London Inheritance have done their usual thorough job with lots of images. In the 1976 film To the Devil a Daughter Richard Widmark...

Group, Commerce, Tourism / Traditions

4 memorials
Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, CVO, FRCA, FBA, FKC

Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, CVO, FRCA, FBA, FKC

Investment banker. We cannot find any specific connection between Lord Rothschild and Laurence Olivier, upon whose statue his name as a benefactor appears. We asked our colleague, Andrew Behan, to...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial