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How to Make a Tom Collins – with a twist

How to Make a Tom Collins – with a twist Everyone knows the classic Tom Collins, but have you tried our pink version? It takes the bitterness of gin and adds fresh fruit and prosecco foam to the equation. The result is a great twist on an old classic. Ingredients 50ml Old Tom Gin 3 […]

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How to Make a Flavoured Martini

A fruity take on one of the world’s most loved gin-based cocktails, the Hibiscus and Lychee Martini marries sweetness and dryness in a perfect blend of alcoholic flavours. Ingredients 40ml Beefeater Gin 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice 1 spoon Hibiscus Sugar 10ml Lychee Liqueur 30ml Lychee juice Method Add all ingredients to a shaker, fill with […]

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Go Beyond the London Tourist Trail

Go Beyond the London Tourist Trail The Strand Palace is, of course, wonderfully located for a traditional tour of London’s greatest attractions. It’s a short walk from Buckingham Palace and The Houses of Parliament and located opposite Somerset House. London’s Theatreland is on the doorstep and the hotel stands on the fringes of fashionable Covent […]

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How to Make a Classic Gin Martini

If you’re a traditionalist at heart, then you can’t go wrong with a Classic Gin Martini, the perfect aperitif or great to sip alone when you’re unwinding after a busy day in London. Ingredients 75ml Tanqueray Gin 3 sprays of Belsazar dry vermouth Garnish with Pink Grapefruit Method Add all ingredients to a shaker, fill […]

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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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