Strand attractions

Strand attractions

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London The Strand

London The Strand is about 0.5 miles from Charing Cross, Westminster. The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster, starting at Trafalgar Square and running east to join Fleet Street at Temple Bar. If you are flying to/from London, London Heathrow airport is about 16 miles from the Strand, London Gatwick airport is about 28 miles and London city airport is about 9 miles. Your nearest mainline rail link to the Strand is Charing Cross station and it is about 1/2 mile from Victoria Coach station. If you intend to travel on the London Tube/Underground, please use the

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RAILWAY / TUBE STATIONS around the Strand :-

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  • Embankment Station, Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6NS. Circle / District / Northern (Charing Cross branch) / Bakerloo line.
  • Holborn Station, 88-94 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AA. Central / Piccadilly line.
  • Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Road, LONDON, WC2H 0AP. Piccadilly / Northern (Charing Cross branch) line.
  • Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Street, LONDON, W1R 1RF. Central / Northern (Charing Cross Branch) line.
  • Charing Cross, The Strand, London, Greater London, WC2N 5HF.


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Attractions Thames RIB Experience, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 6NU. James Bond & Sightseeing Speed Boat Experience in Central London on the River Thames. RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boats) are usually used by the Special Forces of the World and other Police Agencies, they are a formidable sight on The Thames. These boats are designed to be used in extreme conditions and therefore are extremely robust, stable and safe! We are located on Embankment Pier in Central London directly opposite Embankment Station. Customers should report to the booking kiosk on the pier, 15 minutes before their booking time where you will be greeted by our friendly and efficient shore based staff who will provide you with a life jacket each and wet weather clothing if required.

Speed Boat Experience

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Attractions Curzon Soho, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 5DY. Tel: 020 7734 2255 (box office). Located in the heart of London’s media hub and surrounded by the offices of the movie industry in the UK, the Curzon Soho is famous for being at the forefront of film in London to both the Industry and to the capital’s cinema fans. About 200 yards from The Strand. Gain free entry to Curzon Soho – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Curzon Soho

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Attractions Admiralty Arch, The Mall, SW1A 2WH. Leading from the southwest corner of Trafalgar Square into The Mall, this quintuple arched ceremonial gateway is one of London's most famous landmarks. About 200 yards from The Strand.

Attractions Theatre Museum, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London. WC2E 7PR. Tel: 020 7943 4700. About 500 yards from Strand.

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Attractions Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN. Tel: 020 7848 2526. As one of the most famous London Art Galleries, the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery was founded upon ‘the wish to expand the understanding of the visual arts in this country’ and houses some of the country’s best-loved artworks including world famous Old Masters, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, together with sculpture and applied arts. About 300 yards from Strand. Gain free entry to Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery

Attractions The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN. Tel: 020 7747 2885. One of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. About 200 yards from Strand.

AttractionsNational Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE. Tel: 020 7306 0055. The collection represents the most comprehensive of its kind, founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. About 100 yards from Strand.

Attractions St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, Tel: 020 - 7766 1100. St Martin-in-the-Fields is located at the north eastern corner of Trafalgar Square. Take any bus bound for the Strand or Charing Cross Road, or take the underground to Charing Cross or Leicester Square and follow the signs to the National Gallery. About 200 yards from Strand.

Attractions Leicester Square Cinemas include : Odeon Leicester Square, Odeon Mezzanine, 22-24 Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place (off Leicester Square) . About 200 yards from Strand.

Attractions Somerset House, The Strand, WC2. Tel: 020 7845 4600. Admission: free. Nearest Station: Covent Garden / Temple Tube. Impressionist Art, the Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Rooms. Restaurant, riverside café and winter ice rink. In the Strand.

Attractions Somerset House Ice Rink, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. Open all day and into the night seven days a week until the end of January, Somerset House Ice Rink is a treat for every Londoner. Friends can celebrate the festive season at moonlit. Late Skate sessions, or skate to London's sharpest DJs at DJ Nights in November & January. Everyone can hone their skills at January's Skate School and children can find their skating feet with our Penguin stablisers. The Skate Cafe is a great lunch spot - open from 10am every day, with hot pies, sandwiches, Tiffany Cup Cakes and tasty treats and some great meal deals in January. Spectators are always welcome to come along and watch, so bring friends and relax in the cafe after your skate or round off the night with a glass of bubbly. Enjoy winter London at its absolute best. Close to the Strand near the river tThames.

Skating at Somerset House

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Attractions Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF. Tel: 020 7925 1405. Located on Craven Street, just a short walk from Trafalgar Square, this historical building dates from circa 1730 and was the residence of Benjamin Franklin in London between 1757 and 1775. About 300 yards from Strand. Gain free entry to Benjamin Franklin House – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Benjamin Franklin House


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