Oddities of Strand

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 19th Nov 2016

As you walk along a former beach you will discover, London’s, possibly the world’s, first wine bar, the scene of an elephant’s execution and the oldest family-run shop of its type on earth. You will also see a few sculptures that most people have never noticed, a back-to-front church and  the city’s largest clock face, no, not that one!

You will learn about the death of the bowler hat, and we’ll finish our tour with a drink in the close company of Dracula, close to one of the greatest, yet least known, collections of art anywhere.

This tour is guaranteed to have no more than 10 people taking part.

The tour lasts roughly 1 hour 45 minutes.

The tour starts and ends near Covent Garden Tube, full details given upon booking. 


The regular version of this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, there are some stairs, steep inclines, kerbs and narrow pavements, please contact me if you want to talk in more detail about a specially adapted version.


If you would like to gift places on this or any of my other public tours please email me and I can arrange to send you a unique gift voucher.


You will decide whether or not you qualify for any of the discounts, not me. From experience though you can be very confident indeed that almost all your fellow walkers will be nice and interesting!

Cancellation Policy

I can't offer refunds but given enough notice I am often able to offer a place on another tour. 

Date & Time

If the date and time of this tour doesn't suit you I'd be very happy to run it for you as a private tour on another day. The standard cost for this tour is £160 for a group of upto 15 people. 


You can check recent reviews of this, and my other walks on my website:

Cost: £12

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Europe/London Oddities of Strand https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2016/11/19/oddities-of-strand-109114 Covent Garden Station (James Street Exit),,James Street City of Westminster,London

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Covent Garden Station (James Street Exit), James Street City of Westminster, London, WC2E 8