Guide to... Strand

Strand which connects Trafalgar Square with Fleet Street runs parallel to the north bank of the Thames. If you are a Monopoly fan then you will be familiar with Strand as part of the red group of properties along with Fleet Street and Trafalgar Square.

The name Strand is derived from the old European word "strond/strand" meaning the the shore or beach of the sea or ocean.

Strand is home to Charring Cross Station with is a major hub for trains travelling in to and away from London so it is quite likely that if you are travelling in to London by overground train you could end up on the Strand. If you are travelling by limo and staying at one of the best hotels in London then the same is true as Strand his where the world famous Savoy Hotel is located. Simpson's in the Strand is one of the most quintessential British restaurants for a Sunday roast with table side service and a delicious choice of roast meats Beef being the speciality.

There are a number of other hotels in the nearby are the Strand Palace Hotel is one which offers decent rooms at a relatively low price whilst still being near the centre of London.


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Popular Nearby Streets & Areas: Covent Garden (0.17km) Aldwych (0.17km) Aldwych (0.17km) Bedford Street (0.17km) Bedfordbury (0.17km) Bull Inn Court (0.17km) Burleigh Street (0.17km) Catherine Street (0.17km) Chandos Place (0.17km) Craven Passage (0.17km) Drury Lane (0.17km) Aldwych (0.19km) Burleigh Street (0.06km) Catherine Street (0.09km) Exeter Street (0.06km) Henrietta Street (0.18km) Maiden Lane (0.17km) Tavistock Street (0.08km) Wellington Street (0.08km) Aldwych (0.19km)



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Somerset House
Somerset House

Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Arts centre with gallery and Courtauld GalleryRead more

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Courtauld Institute Gallery
Courtauld Institute Gallery

Somerset House,Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0RN

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the world’s leading centre for the study of the history and conservation of art and...Read more

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Savoy Grill (at The Savoy Hotel)
Savoy Grill (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay is without doubt one of London’s most legendary restaurants, frequented by celebrated...Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Simpsons in the Strand (at The Savoy Hotel)
Simpsons in the Strand (at The Savoy Hotel)

100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW

One of London's oldest and most famous restaurants, Simpson's in the Strand delivers an experience that honours its...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Simpsons in the Strand (at The Savoy Hotel)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Simpsons in the Strand (at The Savoy Hotel)
Inspected: on 13/12/2018

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Amba Hotel Charing Cross

139 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 5HX

Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or in london to discover what makes this great...Read more

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Gordon's Wine Bar
Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers Street, Strand, London, WC2N 6NE

Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London having been established in 1890. The bar is very...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Gordon's Wine Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Gordon's Wine Bar
Inspected: on 24/10/2018

The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel

372 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0JJ

The Strand Palace Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel conveniently located near the centre of London. Local tourist...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Strand Palace Hotel
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Strand Palace Hotel
Inspected: on 07/12/2018

Home to: The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel) and The Gin Palace

Lyceum Tavern
Lyceum Tavern

354 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0HS

The Lyceum is a decent enough pub, especially given its touristy location, with the usual cheap-but-decent Sam...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Lyceum Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Lyceum Tavern
Inspected: on 30/11/2017

Retro Bar
Retro Bar

2 George Court, Strand, London, WC2N 6HH

Regular events: every tuesday: quiz night with lola lasagne from 8pm. £1 entry per player. Thursdays thursday...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Retro Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Retro Bar
Inspected: on 13/07/2012

The Wellington
The Wellington

351 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0HS

Our pub dates from 1903 and is well known for featuring an attractive neo-gothic exterior. We retain many lovely...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Wellington
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Wellington
Inspected: on 24/07/2018

The Gin Palace
The Gin Palace

372 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0JJ

The Gin Palace is an elegant cocktail bar featuring over 30 gins, 20 whiskies, an extensive Round the World and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Gin Palace
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Gin Palace
Inspected: on 07/12/2018

Part of The Strand Palace Hotel

The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)

372 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ

The Lounge Bar is a generous, relaxed space at the very heart of the hotel. It’s perfect for informal meetings,...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
Inspected: on 07/12/2018

Part of The Strand Palace Hotel

Wasabi Sushi & Bento (Strand)
Wasabi Sushi & Bento (Strand)

388 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0LT

The Wasabi story began in 2003 when we opened our first branch in Embankment, London. Kim, a fresh food market...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Wasabi Sushi & Bento (Strand)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Wasabi Sushi & Bento (Strand)
Inspected: on 15/12/2014

Salieri
Salieri

376 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0LQ

Salieri restaurant is a perfect spot for pre or post theatre dining. The nostalgic air of Salieri on the Strand makes...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Salieri
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Salieri
Inspected: on 03/12/2015

The Coal Hole
The Coal Hole

91-92 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0DW

You will find The Coal Hole in Strand London within a short stroll of Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square and Covent...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Coal Hole
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Coal Hole
Inspected: on 22/01/2019

Beaufort Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)
Beaufort Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)Top Pick

The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

The Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical, art deco setting in which to enjoy cocktails that push the boundaries. The...Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Adelphi Theatre
Adelphi Theatre

Strand, London

Having celebrated its bicentenary in 2006 the current Adelphi Theatre is actually the fourth venue on this site in...Read more

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American Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)
American Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

The Savoy hotel's legendary art deco bar, with classic cocktails and live jazz pianist every night.Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Beauty & Fitness (at The Savoy Hotel)
Beauty & Fitness (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

Beauty & Fitness at The Savoy is a private facility in the heart of London for health, relaxation and wellbeing,...Read more

Health & Wellness Gyms Strand Covent Garden

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Global Luggage
Global Luggage

97 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0EW

Global Luggage is a British, family-owned luggage and accessories retailer with over twenty years in the business....Read more

Shopping Strand Covent Garden

Kaspar's Seafood Bar & Grill (at The Savoy Hotel)
Kaspar's Seafood Bar & Grill (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

Delicious, fresh seafood served in all the slender you would expect from The Savoy. Definitely a seafood restaurant...Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Kings College London
Kings College London

Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016/17 QS World University Rankings) and among...Read more

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Marconi Lounge
Marconi Lounge

336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2B 4RD

Our chic, atmospheric lobby bar has many faces as the day evolves. By day, the bar serves artisanal coffee, aromatic...Read more

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Part of Marconi Lounge

Home to: Marconi Lounge

Melba (at The Savoy Hotel)
Melba (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

Melba is The Savoy's gourmet counter on the Strand, featuring coffee by award-winning London coffee roaster, Union...Read more

Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops Pâtisseries Strand Covent Garden Accommodation Hotels

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Radio Rooftop Bar
Radio Rooftop Bar

336-337 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1HA

Radio is a rooftop bar situated on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel with striking views across the river...Read more

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Savoy Tea (at The Savoy Hotel)
Savoy Tea (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

Savoy Tea is a bijou tea store, located in the Upper Thames Foyer. Inspired by London’s Edwardian shopping arcades,...Read more

Shopping Gift Shops Strand Covent Garden Accommodation Hotels

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Stanley Gibbons
Stanley Gibbons

399 Strand, London, WC2R 0LP

Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the world's longest-established rare stamp merchant, supplying stamps, publications, advice...Read more

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Thames Foyer (at The Savoy Hotel)
Thames Foyer (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

The Thames Foyer is very much the heart of The Savoy.  A stunning glass dome floods this sociable spot...Read more

Eating Strand Covent Garden Accommodation Hotels

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Vaudeville Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

The current building is the third theatre to be built on this prominent Strand site. The first theatre, which had a...Read more

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Lobby Bar (One Aldwych Hotel)
Lobby Bar (One Aldwych Hotel)

1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BZ

0.04km

Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by The Sunday Telegraph, The Lobby Bar offers serious cocktails and...Read more

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Indigo Restaurant
Indigo Restaurant

1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BZ

0.04km

Showcasing innovative food, courtesy of Executive Chef Dominic Teague, the Indigo menu incorporates the finest...Read more

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One Aldwych Hotel
One Aldwych Hotel

1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

0.04km

(Approved Wedding Venue)Read more

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Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum TheatreTop Pick

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

0.04km

The Lyceum Theatre in London is a long and complex tale of success, downfall and rebirth. It all started in 1772 when...Read more

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CellarDoor
CellarDoor

1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DN

0.04km

CellarDoor is an intimate cocktail bar beneath the Aldwych in a space just big enough for cats (both feline and...Read more

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Bill's (Wellington Street)
Bill's (Wellington Street)

21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DN

0.05km

Part of the Lyceum Theatre building in Covent Garden, Bill’s Wellington Street restaurant is perfect for pre and...Read more

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Christopher's
Christopher's

18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

0.05km

Originally opened in 1991 in the heart of Covent Garden, Christopher’s has established itself as one of London’s...Read more

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The Hogshead At Covent Garden
The Hogshead At Covent Garden

23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA

0.05km

Fancy a pub with a traditional feel, friendly staff, a wide range of selected ales, a large variety of delicious food...Read more

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Be At One (Covent Garden)
Be At One (Covent Garden)

23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA

0.05km

With our team of highly-skilled bartenders, this tiny bar belies it's size by having the biggest party atmosphere in...Read more

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Joe Allen Restaurant
Joe Allen Restaurant

13 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DT

0.06km

Named after its first owner and creator, Joe Allen London opened in 1977 and is the mirror image of the original New...Read more

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Duchess Theatre
Duchess Theatre

1-3 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JZ

0.06km

The Duchess is one of the youngest and smallest West End theatres. The building was originally promoted by Arthur...Read more

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Siam Eatery
Siam Eatery

24 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

0.06km

Bringing the deliciously bold flavours of Thai food through our range of freshly prepared hot rice boxes, noodle...Read more

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Champagne + Fromage
Champagne + Fromage

22 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

0.06km

Shop and bistro, Champagne + Fromage brings rustic fare and fizz to London, served the French way. Our Bistro offers...Read more

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Yolkin
Yolkin

24 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD

0.06km

Sammie loves to bake. Macarons especially but they are finicky little things and only use egg whites. Not wanting to...Read more

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Four To Eight Restaurant
Four To Eight Restaurant

1-5 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JZ

0.06km

Benvenuti al Four to Eight! A contemporary, independent Italian restaurant, where you can enjoy amazing freshly made...Read more

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Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)
Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)

36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB

0.07km

Angela Hartnett’s Northern Italian restaurant in the heart of both St James’s and Covent Garden. Our restaurants are...Read more

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Courtauld Institute of Art
Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

0.07km

Part of the University of London, located in Somerset House, features Old Masters and Impressionist paintingsRead more

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Primrose Bakery (Covent
 Garden)
Primrose Bakery (Covent Garden)

42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB

0.08km

Famous cupcake bakery in London offering an assortment of cupcakes, layer cakes, biscuits, and slices as well as...Read more

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ME Hotel
ME Hotel

335 Strand, London, WC2R 1HL

0.08km

(Approved Wedding Venue)Read more

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Bella Italia (Wellington Street)
Bella Italia (Wellington Street)

28 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS

0.08km

We’re open every day for lunch and dinner, plus weekends for breakfast with a menu full of tasty Italian dishes made...Read more

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Polpettine
Polpettine

15 Catherine Street, Holborn, London, WC2B 5JZ

0.08km

Italian restaurants and restaurant are the key area of the concern Polpettine. The objects gain in popularity in...Read more

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Byron (Wellington Street)
Byron (Wellington Street)

33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BN

0.08km

We started Byron back in 2007 with a simple mission: to do one thing, and do it properly. We serve simple, delicious...Read more

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Good Godfrey's
Good Godfrey's

21-23 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4DD

0.08km

At Hilton, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light...Read more

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Novello Theatre
Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD

0.08km

The Novello Theatre, known as the Waldorf Theatre opened on 22 May 1905 with an eight-week season of opera and drama...Read more

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