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Where to Watch Football in London

Today is the centenary of the birth of Sir Stanley Matthews. Nicknamed ‘the Wizard of the Dribble’, Matthews was one of England’s greatest footballers and his ball skills inspired a generation of devoted fans. Matthews may be gone, but England’s love affair with the sport is still going strong. A stay at Strand Palace Hotel […]

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The Mousetrap – West End Show of the Month

The Mousetrap – February’s West End Show of the Month Taking in a West End show is one of London’s most unmissable activities. In 2014, almost 15 million people watched a production in London’s famous Theatreland, but with hundreds of world-class shows every night it can be hard to choose just one. We at Strand […]

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Great Britain – West End Show of The Month – January

No trip to central London would be complete without taking in a show at the most successful theatre district in the world: the West End. Last year, nearly 15 million people enjoyed its classic entertainment, and as a hotel right in the thick of it, Strand Palace is the perfect place to base yourself for […]

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Get happy: five places to play games

Had enough culture, food and specialist shopping for now? Here’s something different: today we’re focusing on pure fun, from laser shoot-outs and eye-popping arcade machines to traditional pub games (surprisingly rare in the West End, but there if you know where to look). Switch your brain off, grab some friends and turn London into your […]

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Four easy day trips from Strand Palace’s doorstep

Four easy day trips from Strand Palace’s doorstep If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll already have plenty of tips about our immediate neighbourhood, from eccentric shops to late-night bars. But with Waterloo, Charing Cross and the river on our doorstep, we’re well-placed for day trips further afield too. Greenwich Though part of the town […]

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Brilliant bakeries

Conventional wisdom has it that The Great British Bake-Off, a reality-style contest for home bakers, was a ‘surprise’ hit on British TV. Rubbish. Our love of cakes and bread was never in doubt, and if anything it was kicked up a gear by the US-inspired cupcake revival that hit town in the noughties. These days […]

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Small theatres

You probably know that we’re surrounded by big-name theatres at the Strand Palace. The Lyceum, home to the all-conquering Lion King musical, is just around the corner, and beyond that you’ll find the Theatre Royal, the Novello, the Aldwych… the list goes on and on. But London’s theatre scene isn’t just about famous productions in […]

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