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

Accommodation search


Polycarpia
The Polycarpia Hotel is well located in the middle of lovely Protaras and Pernera areas with their many shops, restaurants and pubs and the golden sand and shingle beach of Marlita Bay, is just 2 minutes walking distance away. ...
Visit Polycarpia Hotel...

Pousada Vila Kalango Hotel, Jericoacoara
Pousada Vila Kalango Hotel, next to the dunes, right on the seashore and close to the picturesque village of Jericoacoara, Ceara, Brazil. A B&B Jericoacoara pousada set in a tropical garden of 5.000m2 under coconut trees. ...
Visit Vila Kalango Pousada Hotel...

Club Riu Merengue Hotel, Puerto Plata
Club Riu Merengue is on the beautiful beach in Maimon Bay, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic amidst tropical gardens and surrounded by mountains. A luxury village style 5 star Puerto Plata hotel on the beach front. ...
Visit Club Riu Merengue 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 - 2014 Dilos Holiday World
Site developed, maintained and supported by Upcom, ver. 3.9.0 Powered by myownserver