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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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Sweet Treats: Pierre Hermé Paris

Fancy being a bit ambitious next time you create some sweet treats at home? Pierre Hermé has shared his recipe below for the best-selling macaron, the masterpiece that is the Macaron Isaphan. If macaron-making seems a bit daunting, Strand Palace guests that book directly are in for an exclusive treat with 10% off chocolates and macarons […]

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Visiting Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is one of London’s defining sights. It’s pretty much a permanent backdrop for television series and films, it frequently serves as the pulsating and popular centre for the capital’s celebrations and rallies, from Diwali to Christmas, when the soaring spruce sent over every year from Oslo as thanks for British support to Norway […]

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London with an Oyster card

Explore London with an Oyster Card “The world is your oyster” is a famous phrase credited to the equally famous William Shakespeare. First used in The Merry Wives of Windsor, for contemporary Londoners this now translates to their city opening up, with the help of the cleverly named Oyster card. This pre-paid pass is by […]

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