15: The Strand

The StrandThe Strand (or sometimes, just 'Strand') takes its name from the old English word for 'beach' or 'riverside' as this was once the muddy path which ran along the north bank of the river Thames to connect Westminster (the centre of power) with the City (the centre of commerce). In Victorian times, the river was brought under control with the construction of the Embankment and the water is now 200 yards away on the right. You can still get a sense of a sloping river bank if you look down some of the side streets off the Strand.

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Paddington Station
Paddington Basin
Edgware Road
Marble Arch
Oxford Street
John Lewis
Oxford Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Shaftesbury Avenue
Leicester Square
Trafalgar Square
Covent Garden
Law Courts
Temple Bar
Ludgate Hill
St. Paul's Cathedral
Bank of England
London Stone
All Hallows Church
Tower of London
London Wall
Tower Bridge
Port of London Building
Tate Modern
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Inns of Court
Dr. Johnson
Somerset House
Savoy Hotel
Charing Cross
Admiralty Arch
Texas Embassy
Eros Statue
Regent Street
Hamleys Toy Shop
BBC Broadcasting House
New Bond Street
Primark Store
Speakers' Corner
St. Mary's Hospital

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