A street front panorama of the southside of the Strand in London. The Strand is a major street in the city of Westminster, London, and runs from the boundary of the City of London to Trafalgar Square. The name is formed from the old english “strand”, which means bank or shore as it still does in german today. Lying in the London West End there are also some theatres on the street.
The most prominent place in this picture is the former Savoy Palace. The palace doesn’t exist any more, but on the area today stands the Savoy Hotel, also housing the Savoy Theatre. It is the building with two towerlike corner buildings slightly left to the middle. To the right, the wide Victorian façade of the Eighty Strand building (No. 80) is part of the Shell Max building (Art Deco Style), which towers behind it as a famous landmark on the Thames. The facade here on the Strand, however, still belongs to the predecessor building, the former Cecil Hotel (1889), which occupied the entire area towards the Thames and of which only this front building has been preserved. Its own predecessor was the aristocratic Salisbury House which was sold in 1880.
You can find an extensive and very detailed walk along the Strand in the blog LondonAdam.
There are more London streets we photographed in our archive, which you can find by yellow markers on our worldmap. In case you are interested in us creating a streetline montage for one of these streets please contact us.