19th Century Strand: Then and Now

19th Century Strand: Then and Now
A new blog by Mary Shannon (King’s College London)

“…to walk the Strand is to obtain a liberal education”, Mark Lemon (1866).

What remains of the nineteenth-century Strand?
How much of it would still be recognisable to Dickens, Queen Victoria, or Joseph Johnson the ballad singer?

The nineteenth-century Strand was a shopping street to rival Oxford Street, the heart of London publishing, and a gateway to theatre-land. Join me on my fortnightly walk along the Victorian Strand, to see what survives from this period and how individual buildings and their occupants have changed since then.

– Mary L. Shannon

http://strandlines.org/19thcenturystrandthenandnow

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