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The Strand, looking towards Trafalgar Square
Coordinates: 51°30′41″N 0°07′08″W / 51.511389°N 0.118889°W / 51.511389; -0.118889
Strand is located in Greater London
 Strand shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ3052280893
London borough Westminster
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district WC2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Cities of London and Westminster
London Assembly West Central
List of places

The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster, London. It links the City of London with the centre of London at Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square. The Strand is the southern boundary of the Covent Garden district. Covent Garden is the space once occupied by a famous fruit and vegetable market, and is now a huge pedestrian precinct with many and varied commercial outlets.

The Strand passes Aldwych, and joins directly with Fleet Street at Temple Bar. The street is just over three-quarters of a mile long.[1] It includes many commercial premises, two theatres, and hotels. The most notable hotel is the Savoy Hotel, one of the grand London hotels.

The Savoy Hotel has its own taxi rank.


  1. Ben Weinreb; Christopher Hibbert (1983). The London Encyclopedia. p. 829.