Savoy Theatre Tours and Activities
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Opened in 1881 in London’s West End, the Savoy Theatre sits on the site of the old Savoy Palace and adjacent to the Savoy Hotel. The original auditorium was demolished in 1929 and a new one was completed within just six months. Decorated in red and gold and often described as dazzling or gleaming, it is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in London. Built as a showcase for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, the theater today seats more than 1100 over four levels. It was also the first public building in the world to feature incandescent electric lighting, with lights once being powered by a 120-horsepower generator. After being ravaged by a fire in 1990, its reopening in 1993 attracted worldwide media coverage.
Recent shows at the Savoy Theatre have included Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls and, currently, Funny Girl.
To reach the Savoy Theatre by the Tube, take the Northern Line or Bakerloo Line to Charing Cross or Embankment, or the District Line or Circle Line to Embankment. More than a two dozen bus lines also run nearby.
Address: Savoy Court, the Strand, London, England
Admission: Ticket prices vary
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Savoy Theatre
Love musicals? This interactive walking tour won’t just whisk you away to some of the West End’s top theaters—it will also come with a soundtrack. Meet your guide in Central London, and grab a headset. During your 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) walk, you’ll discover the West End’s key landmarks, will learn insider stories and facts from your guide, and will listen to different show tunes along the way—singing and dancing are warmly encouraged.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Listen to London's quirkiest stories and hidden histories during this self-guided audio tour, which can be downloaded and accessed offline. Highlights include the city's original Victorian-era street lamp, little-known back streets surrounding bustling Covent Garden, and the strange features behind landmarks like the Savoy Theatre and St. Paul's Church.
The Strand has always been one of London’s busiest streets - linking the City and Westminster, it is a very important route. But for many centuries it looked nothing like the wide, stylish thoroughfare we see today. Then the Victorians came along… They set to work improving it with their customary thoroughness, and what we see today is largely their invention. It doesn’t smell, it’s harder to fall into the river and it no longer harbours dubious bookshops and dodgy lawyers – but nothing is perfect and they swept some treasures and fascinating places away whilst they were doing it. In fact, the entire personality of the street was changed. Come and find out what became of an Elizabethan street that survived the Great Fire of 1666; why Somerset House lost its arches; who you might meet on top of Temple Tube Station; why a gas lamp near the Savoy had its own supply; and much, much more. And, apparently, it’s a great place to have a banana…
Explore the wonderful world of romantic comedies set in London. This walking tour includes locations from classic Rom Com movies such as Love Actually, Notting Hill, Last Christmas and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Your expert guide will show you more than 10 filming locations including the bench that Sam and his dad have a heart to heart in Love Actually (and its Red Nose day sequel). See where Spike caused a traffic jam in Notting Hill, where Charles declared his love for Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral and much more. Your guide will give you behind the scenes information about the movies as well as the genesis of the storylines. This tour is also a great way of seeing parts of London both familiar and hidden including Covent Garden, Westminster and the South Bank of the River Thames. A perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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