From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Strand (or the Strand) is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster, Central London.
In Arthur Conan Doyle's Fictions
- The Firm of Girdlestone (1889-1890) :
- Major Clutterbuck rushed down the Strand as quickly as he could, intending to catch the next train...
- A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus (1899) :
- Maude insisted upon hearing about Queen Eleanor, and Frank imparted the little that he knew as they walked out into the crowded Strand.
- Mr. Frank Crosse had 'to attend at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, at the sittings of the Queen's Bench Division of our High Court of Justice, to give evidence on behalf of the Hotspur Company.'
- In the Sherlock Holmes stories :
- Sherlock Holmes stayed for some time at a private hotel in the Strand. (STUD, 18)
- The American Exchange was in the Strand. (STUD, 578)
- Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light... when Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Mary Mortsan went to the Lyceum Theatre. (SIGN, 409)
- Sherlock Holmes asked to John Clay where was the Strand. (REDH, 321)
- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson strolled about together, watching the ever-changing kaleidoscope of life as it ebbs and flows through Fleet Street and the Strand. (RESI, 13)
- Sherlock Holmes asked Dr. Watson to drive to the Strand end of the Lowther Arcade. (FINA, 186)
- Sir Henry Baskerville bought a pair of boots in a Strand's shop. (HOUN, 707)
- Cyril Overton's telegram had a Strand postmark on it. (MISS, 8)
- Bentley's private hotel was located near the Strand. (MISS, 59)
- Simpson's restaurant was in the Strand. (ILLU, 157)