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Rococo Chocolates

Rococo: a chocolate paradise on your doorstep For the true chocolate connoisseur, look no further than Rococo Covent Garden, a five-minute walk from the doors of Strand Palace Hotel. The shop is reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s wonderland, presented in a luxury boutique chocolate shop wrapping. This is, of course, its intention. The brainchild of Chantal […]

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Anne Frank’s Tree

Anne Frank’s Tree The Strand Palace Hotel is perfectly located on the edge of Covent Garden. An upbeat feeling in the air dances among visitors as they walk through the cobbled streets towards Covent Garden in London. Upon entering the main square, every visitor is immersed in countless incredible street performers, high-end retailers and numerous […]

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How to Make a Gimlet – with a twist

We’re taking it back to the 1930s when the Gimlet was the cocktail of choice among swing dancers, and the Strand Palace Hotel was revelling in an art deco interior. Ingredients 50ml Tanqueray Gin 10ml Lime Cordial 5ml Sugar 2 bar spoons Lemon and Lime Marmalade (We recommend Rose’s) 5 ml Fresh Lime Juice Method […]

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Bedford Bears

Bedford Bears ‘If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today, you’d better go in disguise. For every bear that ever there was will gather there together because today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.’   So goes the nursery […]

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How to Make a Gin and Tonic – with a twist

Sometimes all you’re in the mood for is a Gin and Tonic. Welcoming the Dizzee Monkey – a classic G&T with a twist. Ingredients 20ml Monkey 47 Gin ½ bottle of Pedrino 3 drops of smoked bitters Pink Grapefruit wedge garnish with rest of Pedrino on side Method Fill your wine glass with ice Add […]

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Pancake Day: Where to eat a pancake in London

With Shrove Tuesday here, now is the perfect time to gorge on pancakes. Luckily, London is bursting with tempting pancake restaurants. We’ve rounded-up a few that are within walking distance of the Strand Palace Hotel. My Old Dutch  Based in Holborn, this family-friendly pancake restaurant boasts a bevvy of sweet and savoury options, with classics […]

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Drink Wine Day 2017: Where To Spend It

Today, 18 February 2017, is the celebration of all things vino; it is, of course, Drink Wine Day. Whether you’re a fan of a dry white, a hearty red or a classic rose, wine has a unique combination of flavours we can’t get enough of. So out of respect for one of the world’s most […]

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International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Today, January 16th 2017, the whole world will be celebrating spicy food during International Hot and Spicy Food Day. Whether you’re from the spice capitals of the world or are simply just an adopted fan, it’s a time to consume as much eye-wateringly hot food as possible.   History of International Hot and Spicy Food […]

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Tennis Fever – Wimbledon comes to Wimbledon

Here at Strand Palace HQ we’re definitely gripped by tennis fever thanks to the 2016 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. What do the Strand Palace Hotel and Wimbledon Tennis Championships have in common? The answer is actually rather a lot. The first Wimbledon Tennis Championships took place in the height of Victorian London in 1877 and introduced […]

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The Best Of London From Embankment Pier

We write regularly about attractions and events within walking distance of the hotel, or a short tube or bus ride away – but those aren’t the only forms of transport in our neighbourhood. With the Thames so nearby it’d be a crime not to get out on the river, and Embankment Pier, under 10 minutes’ […]

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