There is one road in London where you have to drive on the right

Savoy in London has played host to awards shows, celebrities and of course some scandals. Unlike the rest of the UK, Savoy Court, the entrance road to the Savoy (just off The Strand), requires drivers to drive on the right-hand side of the road. The reasons for this are disputed: some say it was for taxis to drop off guests at the Savoy Theatre, which is on the right hand side of the road, before picking up fares from the hotel, at the end of the road, which seems the most likely explanation. The roundabout at the end is also a tiny one, meaning only cars with a turning circle of 25 feet or under can use it; this is now the minimum required turning circle for any London taxis.

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