Category: Charing Cross

Savoy

The Strand developed as a link between the settlements of the City of London and Westminster/Thorney Island. By the 12th century it was a street of large houses with gardens running down to the Thames. Within the Savoy Conservation Area are the sites of the Savoy Palace, Salisbury House and Worcester House. The Savoy Palace, …

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Strand, WC2

It is likely that the area was originally settled by the Saxons, forming part of the town of Lundenwic (7th to 9th centuries AD), outside the walls of the Roman City. The Strand has been a thoroughfare linking the City and Thorney Island, (later Westminster) since this time, originally running along the river bank. By …

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Trafalgar Square, WC2

Trafalgar Square was laid-out in the 1820s as a result of John Nash’s plans to remodel extensive swathes of the West End. Before the Square was laid out, the area formed the junction of Charing Cross and the Strand (the major link to the City) and included the Great Mews and Crown Stables to the …

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Adelphi

The Adelphi area lies to the south of the Strand which developed as the link between the settlements of the City of London and Westminster/Thorney Island. By the 12th century the Strand was lined with large palaces with gardens running down to the Thames. Within the area were York House (later Buckingham House) and Durham …

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