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“"The Gut"”
Review of Strait Street

Strait Street
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US$24.01*
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Valletta Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #19 of 91 things to do in Valletta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 22 March 2014

In the old days, when thousands of British airmen were based on the island and Royal Navy ships used regularly to call in, Strait Street, known as "The Gut", was Valletta's red-light district, where rouged and be-henna'd ladies of the night used to lounge in doorways enticing drunken sailors and airman. When I went though, one December morning last year, it seemed to have gone depressingly respectable. I wonder if it livens up at night.

10  Thank ELear
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

If you are walking down the block that runs between Archbishop and St Christophers Street and a little woman aged about 70 appears from a doorway on the left, telling you she will show you a good time for 30 Euros,tell her you're having one already and RUN!!.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This little street carries some history with it, and it provides a very nice walking experience in Valletta.
See if you can plan your trip to start your walk from the top of the hill, going downward, otherwise you're in for quite a steep climb.

3  Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

I was in the Navy,and this was where all sailors made it know as The Ghut ,and we had some good times and it was cheap .sailors pay was very poor

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

The Strait Street is not the only attraction in Valletta; all streets are really magnificent, especially the other Pedestrian streets like the Republic street and Merchants Street where you can enjoy the sloping streets leading to the sea front.

Besides visiting the St John’s Cathedral, the museums and the Grandmaster's Palace; walking in these streets is really fun; they are full of tourists, beautiful old buildings with their Arabic windows, shops selling all sorts of products starting with souvenirs and ending with stylish clothing, and the multiple restaurants and coffee shops where you can relax and enjoy a good espresso and the delicious sweets.

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