St. Martin’s & Strand

St. Martin’s Lane is Covent Garden’s western border, a bustling thoroughfare linking Seven Dials with Trafalgar Square and a gateway to the wider West End. Strand is the southern boundary of Covent Garden running parallel to the River Thames and linking the cities of London & Westminster. A neighbourhood that offers everything from river views and world class theatres, to green open space and village vibes.

A Tale of Two Cities

The link between Westminster and the City of London, modern Strand has shaken off it’s reputation as a traffic congested artery to be avoided, now boasting a Soho House at 180 Strand, a number of luxury residential developments and a wonderful new public space at the eastern end where it meets Aldwych around St. Mary’s Church opposite Kings College London.

St. Martin’s Lane boasts numerous venues including The Duke of York’s and Noel Coward theatres and the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera, but also some wonderful pedestrianised streets with a true village atmosphere such as New Row and Cecil Court.

Take a Tour

Our film takes a tour of the neighbourhood to give you a flavour of a day in the life of St. Martin’s & Strand.

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Why St. Martins & Strand?

Strand is an important gateway between Westminster and the City of London and home to some iconic locations such as The Savoy Hotel, Bush House, The Adelphi and Somerset House, with the wonderful open space of Victoria Embankment Gardens overlooking the River Thames towards the South Bank providing welcome relief from city life.

Old World Charm, Modern Living

St. Martin’s Lane can be traced back as far as the 13th Century when it linked the two churches of St. Giles-in-the-Fields and St.Martin-in-the-Fields, but the modern incarnation is a bustling boulevard with a cafe culture reminiscent of continental cities, an Ian Schrager hotel and numerous restaurants including vegan favourite Mildred’s and the legendary J. Sheekey.


Wizard’s Alleys

Historic Goodwins Court and Cecil Court are the charming streets rumoured to be the inspriation for Knockturn & Diagon Alleys in the Harry Potter books

Boutique Beds

The St. Martin’s Lane Hotel was former Studio 54 owner Ian Schrager’s first European hotel, designed by long-term collaborator Philippe Starck

A Bridge Not Far

London’s South Bank is just a short stroll across The Thames via either Waterloo Bridge or Hungerford Bridge, both offering some of the best views of the Capital

Just Boat It!

The Thames Clipper from Embankment Pier offers a regular boat service to the financial centres of The City & Canary Wharf, plus it’s a great way to see London

Covent Garden

One of London’s most iconic and recognisable destinations, perhaps from the outsider’s perspective nothing more than a hub for tourists, shoppers, theatre goers or opera aficionados, but scratch the surface and there is so much more to discover about this thriving community…

Seven Dials

Seven Dials is a charm-packed lifestyle & gastronomy hub connecting Covent Garden with Soho, defined by seven characterful cobbled streets radiating from the unmistakable sundial dating from the 1690’s.


Soho is surely the epitome of London life, the beating heart of the West End, a vibrant enclave where history, creativity and a sense of rebellion collide to create a truly original and unrivalled neighbourhood. Globally recognised for its bohemian spirit, Soho has been a haunt for artists, writers, poets and musicians for centuries. Modern Soho is a paradise for creatives, culture vultures, foodies and night owls.


An enclave of only 14 streets in the north west corner of Soho, yet Carnaby is very much a neighbourhood in its own right. Carnaby Street is world renowned as the epicentre of Swinging London in the 1960’s, and has continued its association with fashion and youth culture to this day.


Chinatown is a vibrant enclave where East meets West, nestled between Soho, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. A captivating oasis of Asian cuisine and culture, adorned with ornate Chinese gates and colorful lanterns.

Holborn & St. Giles

Holborn is the gateway from the City of London to the West End and home to the UK’s legal profession. Situated around the grand garden square of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, it’s home to many top law firms, barrister’s chambers and the London School of Economics & Political Science.


Bloomsbury is a little slice of bohemian paradise in the heart of London, historic streets lined with handsome Georgian townhouses, leafy garden squares and a vibe that oozes culture & creativity.

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