VIDEO: Your Best Night Out in London
Eat, drink, and repeat.
Spending a night out in London? Start by looking the part. Beautiful Destinations founder, Jeremy Jauncey, knows to take advantage of The Savoy’s complimentary garment-pressing and butler services. For the finishing touch: cufflinks and a pocket square.
Ask your Savoy Academy-trained English butler for help with everything from a dinner reservation to snagging last-minute theater tickets. Guys and Dolls, for example, is playing a limited run at the Savoy Theatre with Funny Girl—starring Sheridan Smith—arriving in spring 2016. Dreamgirls will follow shortly thereafter. No matter which show you see, you’ll be dazzled by the Victorian-style auditorium, with its plush velvet seats in rich hues of vermilion and honey, and its gold and silver-leafed walls.
When your tickets have arrived (but your date hasn’t), get the evening started with fruits de mer from the oyster bar at Kaspar’s—a Roaring Twenties-styled seafood restaurant that gleams with its Murano glass columns, evocative chandeliers, and marble floors.
Move over to the Savoy Grill, a London legend that’s cooked for Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, and Queen Elizabeth. In keeping with the seafood theme, we recommend the wild sea bass en papillote with butternut squash, Scottish mussels, and a Clementine hollandaise sauce.
“If you’re craving glamour and culture, it’s here in spades,” said Jauncey, of The Savoy’s seemingly endless supply of culinary options and entertainment.
End the night with a cocktail at the Beaufort Bar, famed for its Art Deco interiors and Impressionist cocktail (a blend of Grey Goose, Miclo Violette liqueur, Cherry Marnier, raspberry Ruinart Rosé, and “rose fog,” presented at the table with a smoking rose) and an extraordinary pop-up menu of hand drawn illustrations you’ll want to take home with you. Fortunately, if you end the night at the gift shop, you can.