The Taming of the Strand

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The Strand has always been one of London’s busiest streets - linking the City and Westminster, it is a very important route. But for many centuries it looked nothing like the wide, stylish thoroughfare we see today. Then the Victorians came along…

They set to work improving it with their customary thoroughness, and what we see today is largely their invention. It doesn’t smell, it’s harder to fall into the river and it no longer harbours dubious bookshops and dodgy lawyers – but nothing is perfect and they swept some treasures and fascinating places away whilst they were doing it. In fact, the entire personality of the street was changed.

Come and find out what became of an Elizabethan street that survived the Great Fire of 1666; why Somerset House lost its arches; who you might meet on top of Temple Tube Station; why a gas lamp near the Savoy had its own supply; and much, much more.

And, apparently, it’s a great place to have a banana…

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL England

Main gate

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court Strand Strand, London WC2R 0ET England

Art Deco entrance

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Experienced guide

  • Entry/Admission - Royal Courts of Justice
  • Entry/Admission - Savoy Theatre

Departure Point
Temple Station, Victoria Embankment, Temple, London WC2R 2PH, UK

Departure Time
6:30 PM

1 hour 40 minutes

Return Details
Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Voucher Info
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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.