Theatreland Tour with Ian McKellen
Ignore this right-hand turn. You’re continuing up past the back entrance of the Savoy Hotel, which is the building just over the road, on the right.
Many rich actors have stayed in the Savoy. The late Richard Harris all but lived there for the last years of his life. When he was taken to hospital for the last time, he was carried out through the busy foyer of the Savoy. Everyone stopped to see the great actor pass, and he obliged with his final performance.
He sat up on his stretcher and shouted wildly, “It was the food! Don’t touch the food!”