Savoy Hotel - Savoy Court and Savoy Pier

Savoy Court and Savoy Pier

Savoy Court is the only street in the United Kingdom where vehicles are required to drive on the right. This is said to date from the days of the hackney carriage when a cab driver would reach his arm out of the driver's door window to open the passenger's door (which opened backwards and had the handle at the front), without having to get out of the cab himself. Additionally, the hotel entrance's small roundabout meant that vehicles needed a turning circle of 25 ft (8 m) in order to navigate it. This is still the legally required turning circle for all London cabs.

Savoy Pier is located near the river entrance to the hotel, but is not affiliated with the hotel.

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