When the Savoy opened in the heart of the theater district in 1889, it introduced many hotel firsts: the use of electricity, en-suite bathrooms, and elevators. History, glamour and prestige are all in high supply here: the property has played host to members of the royal family, world leaders, and celebrities of the stage and screen. With 268 rooms, it's one of the city's larger luxury properties. The style is a mix of Edwardian and Art Deco, and the hotel looks out on the River Thames. Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill serves the freshest fish with its constantly evolving menu, and Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill is swelling with firm favorites. Visit the Savoy's own on-site museum for displays commemorating the property's storied past.