dilos.com Dilos My Account | Add a hotel  
Holiday World Call us now +30 2842 090 300 Opening hours

Accommodation search


Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, Athens
The Athenaeum Intercontinental is a luxury hotel in the center of Athens, a short distance from the business and financial district. It is only 36 km from Athens International airport and with metro and tram stations next to it, makes it an ideal place to stay. ...
Visit Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel...

Blue Tree Park Hotel, Natal
Blue Tree Park Natal Hotel in Natal a city that is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the Rio Grande do Norte area of Brazil. a stunning 5 star Natal hotel nestled in beautiful dunes covered with in tropical vegetation. ...
Visit Blue Tree Park Natal Hotel...

Convento Do Carmo Hotel, Salvador
Convento Do Carmo Hotel is in the Pelourinho district of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Visit the many interesting sites and monuments from the Portuguese colonial times from this 5 star Salvador hotel such as the Sao Bento Monastery and the Jorge Amado Foundation. ...
Visit Convento Do Carmo Hotel...
You are in:  Top  →  Europe  →  UK  →  England  →  GREATER LONDON  →  London  →  The Strand

The Strand

The Strand is a street in Central London; it starts at Trafalgar Square and runs to the Temple Bar at Fleet Street. It’s just one of the streets that are on the Monopoly game and the area around the Strand is known as theatre land.

Many of the theatres on The Strand have been demolished in the last century, with few remaining such as the Adelphi Theatre, the Savoy Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre.

Charing Cross station, is at the southern end of the Strand and in front of it is a monument, dating from 1863. From around the 13th century onwards the Strand was lined with the water-side mansions of the aristocracy. Among these great houses was the medieval Savoy Palace, now the site of the Savoy Hotel.

In Georgian times the Strand, was a notorious haunt of prostitutes and pickpockets. By the mid-19th century, however, the Strand had greatly improved. With the Victorian Prime Minister, Disraeli, considered the Strand to be one of the finest streets in Europe, and the street's reputation was enhanced by the construction of the grand Savoy Hotel in 1884.

Today the Strand is lined with shops, offices and theatres, with a couple of really good restaurants such as the Simpson's in the Strand, an English restaurant that never fails to deliver, or Smollenskys which has long been known for its relaxed atmosphere, fun vibe and party spirit. The food which is British and Mediterranean, and very delicious which makes it a great place to visit with friends or family.

The recent redevelopment of Somerset House has created a new cultural life in the Strand as it has different collections on show there. Somerset House has transformed its car park into a spectacular Fountain Court, which boasts an outdoor ice rink in the winter visited by many during the Christmas Holidays.

Locations near The Strand which would be of interest are Westminster Abbey, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square.



Google
ADVERTISEMENTS
 
Home | Hotels | Car hire | Coach Tours | Contact us | Add a hotel

More hotels in these countries:

Privacy policy
© 1995 - 2017 Dilos Holiday World
Site developed, maintained and supported by Upcom, ver. 3.9.0 Powered by myownserver