This festive season, The Savoy celebrates ‘All the Fun of the Fair’, with decorations inspired by the spectacle, experience and illusion of traditional British fairgrounds.
A talented team of Savoy colleagues across the florist, carpentry and engineering teams have been working hard (and in secret) over the past three months, finally bringing everything together throughout the night to transform the entire hotel into a festive fairground. Guests will wake up to ‘All the Fun of the Fair’, with the highlight being an interactive Helter Skelter standing 15ft tall in the Front Hall in place of a more traditional tree.
Above the famous Savoy sign will sit a striking display featuring an illuminated and hand-painted skyline scene of iconic London landmarks, reimagined as popular fairground attractions; St Paul’s has become a carousel, the Gherkin reinvented as a helter skelter, and the London Eye transformed into a ferris wheel. Taking centre stage in the Thames Foyer, the heart of the hotel and where guests will enjoy The Savoy’s festive afternoon tea, will be a beautiful carousel with a red and gold ‘circus top’, bespoke horses and twinkly lighting.
At this most magical time of year, The Savoy’s renowned restaurants and bars are full of festive cheer. Guests can toast the season with cocktails in the World’s Best Bar, the American Bar, or relax in the glamorous setting of the Beaufort Bar with a cocktail from the recently launched menu, Music, Magic and Drama. Festive Afternoon Tea takes place every day in the Thames Foyer from 1pm, before the setting transforms for live evening entertainment featuring some of London’s best musicians. Kaspar’s at The Savoy is a vibrant setting for seasonal fare, and Simpson’s in the Strand recently launched a new Bill of Fare celebrating dishes across this famous restaurant’s 190-year history. Special menus have been created for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve in both restaurants with the best of British ingredients taking prominence.
25, December 2018
The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ