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Guy Fawkes

Burning bright – bonfire week in London Remember, remember, the fifth of November… all this week bonfires will burn bright and fireworks will explode in luminous exuberance against darkening autumnal skies in remembrance of a long ago plot designed to restore Catholicism as the official religion of the country.   If you’re staying at the […]

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Halloween in London

Five frightening and fun ways to spend Halloween in London It’s spooky time down every street soon. London has long embraced the eve of All Saints’ Day, when ghosts are believed to be all around. Some of the most heart-stopping Halloween moments in the capital can be found within easy reach from the Strand Palace […]

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Autumn at its best

So the summer sun has started its slow descent into shorter days, and school is in and no longer out. Sad as it is to see those golden weeks lose their glow, there’s a sense of excitement too, with autumnal festivities aplenty ahead. London is full of that excitement and renewed energy as the days […]

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What’s On – Summer 2018

Summer in the City This summer in London will be one to remember for the ages. With an array of key events and activities occurring from July right through until September, London is the place to be this summer. We have outlined our key events that take place across the capital, with some helpful insight as […]

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Pierre Hermé Competition

Pierre Hermé Paris has some of the finest handmade confectionaries, including exquisite chocolates and macarons, available this side of the Channel. As one of our artisan partners, we are delighted to offer one lucky winner a 120g box of assorted Bon Bon Chocolates from Pierre Hermé. To win this giveaway prize, simply answer the following question: […]

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A Day in the life of Tina, the Executive Housekeeper

Tina Cadby – Executive Housekeeper at the Strand Palace Hotel In this series, we share some insights into the hotel’s key figures that are true champions of the hotel in their efforts to ensure each and every one of our guests have a memorable stay with us in the heart of London. The historic Strand […]

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most illustrious flower show in the world, and we cannot recommend visiting enough. As we are midway through spring, London is in full blossom and brings a more pleasing aesthetic to the capital. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show encapsulates the very best in horticulture and more in the heart […]

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Royal Baby Name Competition

Royal Baby Name Competition The competition is now closed. The Strand Palace Hotel would like to thank all participants for their submissions in our royal baby name competition. We have had some fantastic names submitted, with some very amusing ones also. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles, […]

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Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Looking for something different to do whilst visiting the city? The National Portrait Gallery is hosting a thrilling exhibition, Victorian Giants, from March to May and featuring some of the best Victorian artists. This major exhibition is the first to examine the relationship between four ground-breaking Victorian artists: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), […]

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Skincare Tips for Travelling

SABON Share Their Travelling Tips Travelling can more often than not wreak havoc on even the most resilient skins. Pressurised cabin air, pollution, and too much sunshine or cold air (to mention a few) can sometimes leave skin feeling a little less than glowing. But fret not, there are a few simple tips and tricks […]

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