Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A Historic London Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel is centrally located, still inexpensive, and full of atmosphere. I haven't stayed there, but I looked around and I liked this charming, old London hotel.
Last year the extensive renovation of the hotel was finished to celebrate the 100 year anniversary. One hundred years ago a single room with breakfast cost six shillings and sixpence! The hotel now features 24 hour room service, a carvery, a traditional English pub, and a business centre. These facilities make it a match for any modern hotel.
Art Deco features were added in the 1920's. Some of these can still be seen at the hotel, but others are at the V&A Museum. These include the 1930's entrance.
The hotel was popular as a night venue during the 1920's when the 'bright young things' did the Charleston, and members of the American forces also danced the night away at the hotel whenever they could.