Savoy

The Savoy, associated with Gilbert and Sullivan, remains one of London's most renowned hotels. But it began its life as the medieval palace of John of Gaunt. The story of the palace and the Peasants Revolt is told in the 'London Bridge' chapter of LONDON.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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