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