A Stroll Down the Strand: London virtual tour

A Stroll Down the Strand: London virtual tour

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    Let’s all go down the Strand and let’s do it virtually with photos, paintings, Google Earth street views, lots of stories.

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    Let’s all go down the Strand (have a banana!) And let’s do it virtually with old photos, paintings, Google Earth street views, lots of stories and a few laughs on the way. You can even bring a banana.

    The road called the Strand beside the River Thames is barely a mile long yet has so much to tell about the city.

    It housed the riverside palaces of the Savoy, Somerset House and the Duke of Buckingham.

    There’s an Egyptian obelisk on the embankment built to house a huge sewer. Close by is Benjamin Franklin’s house, then there’s the bustle of Trafalgar square and the idyllic gardens of Temple where there’s a 900 year old Crusader church and close by, the Royal Courts of Justice.

    We’ll learn some weird and curious things too …

    Like why were windows boarded up 250 years ago? Did Benjamin Franklin really want the turkey to be the bird symbol of the USA? Is there a streetlight powered by sewer smell? Or a pub split in half? How does a bridge clean itself? Why do the lions of Trafalgar Square have the paws of a cat? And then there’s Frank Sinatra singing to taxi drivers who told him to keep the day job. And what's all this about having bananas?

    Intrigued? Join us for all this and more.

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    £10 per person

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    75 minutes

    Please note, start time is UK time

    REVIEWS:

    “I was very pleasantly surprised at the professionalism, knowledge, delivery and attention to detail displayed. It was exceptionally well presented and most informative and was one of the most professionally delivered on line lectures that I have attended …and I look forward to attending future tours by Loona.” Martin Nicholls

    “A first class tour guide, an excellent group facilitator and a charming person. He is inspiring, enthusiastic and with endless historical knowledge – which makes me hungry for more. We covered past history (oh so colourful…talking about the inspiration and resilience of people) and right up to the present day….Loona had a story for everything.I won’t spoil it for you by sharing too much ..just to say it really gave me an insight and food for thought.” Sue Goldstein

    “From my experience Loona’s tours are head and shoulders above other tours. I will definitely be going on more tours with him and am going to enquire about a tailor made tour with him too.” Julie Bennett, tour guide

    For more of our reviews please see www.letsdiscoverlondon.com

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