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Strand, London

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Strand is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster, Central London. It runs just over 3/4mi from Trafalgar Square eastwards to Temple Bar, where the road becomes Fleet Street inside the City of London, and is part of the A4, a main road running west from inner London.The road's name comes from the Old English strond, meaning the edge of a river, as it historically ran alongside the north bank of the River Thames. The street was popular with the British upper classes between the 12th and 17th centuries, with many historically important mansions being built between the Strand and the river. These included Essex House, Arundel House, Somerset House, Savoy Palace, Durham House and Cecil House. The aristocracy moved to the West End over the 17th century, following which the Strand became well known for coffee shops, restaurants and taverns. The street was a centre point for theatre and music hall during the 19th century, and several venues remain on the Strand. At the east end of the street are two historic churches; St Mary le Strand and St Clement Danes.
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  • Will you observe the buildings and the people, please! I fell in love with London on Strand, first love does not forget.  more »
  • The strand is a long road of London, most famous for the Palace of Justice and especially for other monuments and churches of special interest. The road is always very busy.
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  • Made of ottecenteschi buildings and big hotels of yesteryear, which still preserve unaltered their grandeur and beauty in a London that I found dirtier than in the past.
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  • 218 Strand ticked every box. Terrific location, with a good variety of rooms, all with natural light, clean and nicely furnished. The rates offered excellent value for money, and the chaps managing the place were professional and always available when needed. Highly recommended.
  • Brilliant central london location, buses and tube station within a minutes walk. Rooms are very spacious, clean and furnished to high standard. I would be very happy to go back there and host other meetings. Added benefit is that the they are very easy to book. Heshma Shah
  • I love the location of this place what a hidden gem, when your looking for a room in a great location. Within seconds of the hassle of business you can be away in your quiet space that is confidential too! Lee Simon Bannister Trainer