The cream of the crop, the Savoy is as much a part of London now as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. First opened in 1889, the institution was impressive from the offset thanks to the installation of electric lights and lifts. Now Grade-II listed, it had a huge refurbishment and reopened in 2010. Thankfully, the designers stuck to the hotel’s traditional roots – with some added comforts.
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