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

Accommodation search


Pestana Palace
Superb 5 star hotel, located in Lisbon city but only a short drive from the Estoril coast and its beaches. It is 20km from Lisbon International airport and 15 minutes from the city centre....
Visit Pestana Palace Hotel...

Midtown Hotel, Boston
Midtown Hotel is a 2 star Boston hotel in Boston's historic Back Bay is across from the Hynes convention centre. Within walking distance from Copley Square Newbury Street shops, the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. ...
Visit Midtown Hotel...

The Tower Hotel
Tower Hotel in London, England on the north bank of the River Thames, alongside Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, overlooks St Katharine's Dock. Fenchurch Street is only a short walk away and London financial district is near by this 4 star London hotel. ...
Visit Tower 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 - 2015 Dilos Holiday World
Site developed, maintained and supported by Upcom, ver. 3.9.0 Powered by myownserver