LGBTQ+ History Month February 2021: do you have a story to share?
Hopefully, if you are reading this, you’ll know that Strandlines is a site dedicated to stories about and from the Strand area: from Trafalgar Square to where the Strand meets Fleet Street; Temple, Embankment and Charing Cross; and into the southern edge of Covent Garden. The editorial team are seeking stories, memories, art, short research…Read More
The York Watergate
When the Duke of Buckingham ordered his York House (approximately located at present day 38 Strand) to be modernised in 1623, “it was customary for nobility to be conveyed by water”  while the less convenient carriages were preferred for state purposes. This made the building of private watergates by the river very common in…Read More
Greening Aldwych: a walking tour of lost and future green spaces of Aldwych
To mark London History Day 2019, Professor Clare Brant, Director of Strandlines, and Assistant Editor Fran Allfrey put together a tour of past, present, and future green space around Aldwych. We’re excited to release highlights from the tour here for anyone to use. All you need is your phone with data, or connected to The…Read More
London History Day 2019
Greening Aldwych: A walking tour of lost and future green spaces of Aldwych 31 May 2019 12:30pm – 2:00pm Free! Booking required (link opens Eventbrite booking page). Join the Strandlines editorial team, researchers and archivists at King’s College London, on a tour of past, present, and future green space around Aldwych. We are marking London…Read More
Searching for ‘green’
The Northbank Bid have collaborated with Groundwork and King’s College London scientists to suggest ‘Green Walks’ around the Strand area. You can download the map with suggested loops and routes from the Northbank website. The idea is to help Londoners and tourists to avoid the most polluted streets as they travel from A to B:…Read More
My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings, look on my works ye mighty and despair!
Vultures waiting for the garden to die: I remember taking this photograph, looking at the crane and the sign advertising office space, and thinking they were like vultures gazing down greedily on the last struggles of the community garden as it faced eviction from the site. Community garden on the Odhams Press site 1979: There was so…Read More