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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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£7 per person(or £10 for a family ticket in one or two households. Why not invite senior family members who live apart?) 60 – 75 minutesPlease note, start time is UK time

For our reviews please see www.letsdiscoverlondon.com

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Let's Discover London has been guiding thousands of people since 2006.

Our virtual tours are interactive, educational and fun and we use a mix of images, paintings, Google earth and stories, all live-streamed, to make the tour come alive.

All our tours are given by London historian Loona Hazarika who's advised and appeared on TV history series Sky Atlantic’s Urban Secrets, and BBC TV’s The Repair Shop and The Hairy Builder. A former official tour guide at the British Museum, he holds a masters degree from the University of Cambridge.

For other tours and reviews please visit www.letsdiscoverlondon.com

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