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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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London’s best alpine bars and restaurants

London may not have snow-peaked mountains, but it has plenty of cosy après-ski bars and restaurants in which to escape the cold and get piste. We’ve rounded up a few that are within easy reach of the Strand Palace Hotel: Forest Restaurant and Cabin Bar, Selfridges  The rooftop of Selfridges department store on Oxford Street […]

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What to expect from Lumiere London 2016

January isn’t the brightest time of year, but London is about to get a very colourful antidote to the seasonal gloom. From Thursday January 14 to Sunday January 17, new festival Lumiere London will pepper the capital with dazzling light installations by artists from all over the world. It’s the work of festival organisers Artichoke, […]

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