The Savoy

Stayed at the Savoy on a recent trip to London. Being based in Tokyo, I’m used to driving on the left just like the English. However, when I arrived by cab to the Savoy, I was in for a little surprise.

Only Street in the UK Where Cars Drive on the Right!

Only Street in the UK Where Cars Drive on the Right!

The cab switched to the right side of the road! He didn’t seem phased by it, but I sure was. What’s going on? I asked the bellman and he told me it was so that cars can maneuver around the water fountain….hmmm. I said if you can drive around it on the right side of the road, you surely could as well on the left. What?—that can’t be the reason. Doing a little research I found this gem. Mystery solved.

Savoy Lobby

Savoy Lobby

The Thames Foyer Restaurant

The Thames Foyer Restaurant

It was bitterly cold in London when I was there. Record-breaking cold, evidently. I walked across the Hungerford Bridge over the Thames and before I got to the otherside I nearly froze! I hurried back to the warm and cozy Savoy and had tea instead! Here are a few shots of the hotel and the dreary London weather.

Cold and Dreary London Afternoon

Cold and Dreary London Afternoon

The London Eye

 

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