Something’s going on at the Savoy

Savoy It looks like someone has taken on the lease at the Savoy and something is going on. It’s a far cry from what it used to look like 🙁Savoy cafe Photo from London Shop Fronts

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  1. saladefolle - 10 March 2011, 12:16 am

    Yes I saw that 2 night ago and was so so sad they got rid of the original features. Wasn’t the shop front protected or something? I thought it was… Not keen on those cheap doors either.

  2. ewebber - 10 March 2011, 12:20 am

    Nope, it got pulled apart before it was listed you can see the original features in my set on flickr

  3. saladefolle - 10 March 2011, 12:24 am

    Aaaaaargh, they’ve done it again! I hate those people who don’t appreciate what’s already there! I’m familiar with those pics you took, they’re fab, thanks, they’re all we’ve got now.

  4. benjamin - 10 March 2011, 4:09 pm

    Yeah, it’s a shame, but I guess it was inevitable given that to create self-contained access to upstairs they had to create a side passageway and front doorway. Still it’s a shame they didn’t put a better quality shop front in. I remember going there a few times about 20 years ago (ouch!), and they still had a chart on the wall for easy conversion from £sd to metric!

  5. ewebber - 10 March 2011, 5:10 pm

    @benjamin yes they had to do some interior changes, entrance to the flat was inside the cafe and there was no room for a loo downstairs.But at the same time they ripped out a gorgeous counter, an amazing ceiling and a fantastic shop front.I wonder what happened to all of that. I’m sure that chart was still there when I got to have a look around.Savoy CafeSavoy CafeBoth photos from my flickr stream

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