Frequently Asked Questions

Alcohol Consumption

In the United Kingdom, you are required to be over 18 years of age to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.


The weather in London is relatively mild all year round. Traditionally the wettest month is November. It is worth noting that July and August can also be wet, with the driest months being March and April, despite what you may have heard about April showers.  Contrary to popular belief, London is not plagued by dense fog - although you may well be advised to bring an umbrella!

Credit Cards

Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the United Kingdom. Bank machines can be found everywhere and debit cards are also widely used. If you are using a foreign card at a bank machine, your money will be disbursed in British Pounds.

Accepted methods of payment are: Cash (British Pounds), American Express, Diners Club, Visa (including Visa Check and Debit Cards), MasterCard, JCB Card.


Financial institutions will provide a credible rate of exchange when switching your currency for British Pounds. The hotel's Front Desk can also assist with exchanging small amounts of major currencies.

Electrical Current

All rooms and suites at The Savoy have UK and North American compatible electrical outlets.

Passport and Visa requirements

A passport is required for all visitors to the United Kingdom. Visas are not required for citizens of EU countries or Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. Residents of other countries should consult with their nearest UK embassy.

Public Holidays

New Year’s day    January 1
Good Friday  April 22
Easter MondayApril 25
Early May Bank HolidayMay 2
Spring Bank Holiday May 30
Summer Bank HolidayAugust 29
Christmas Day HolidayDecember 26
Boxing Day HolidayDecember 27

Time Zone

From the last weekend in October through the last Sunday in March the United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Throughout the other 6 months, it is one hour ahead of GMT.

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