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Victoria Embankment, London
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Victoria Embankment is part of the Thames Embankment, a road and river-walk along the north bank of the River Thames in London. It runs from the Palace of Westminster to Blackfriars Bridge in the City of London.As well as being a major thoroughfare for road traffic between the City of Westminster and the City of London, it is noted for several memorials, such as the Battle of Britain Monument, permanently berthed retired vessels, such as HMS President, and public gardens, including Victoria Embankment Gardens.HistoryConstructionThe Victoria Embankment's construction started in 1865 and was completed in 1870 under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette. It was part of a three part work, the other two parts being the Albert Embankment, from the Lambeth end of Westminster Bridge to Vauxhall; and the Chelsea Embankment, extending from Millbank to the Cadogen Pier at Chelsea, close by Battersea Bridge. It was a project of the Metropolitan Board of Works. The contractor for the work was Thomas Brassey. The original impetus was the need to provide London with a modern sewerage system. Another major consideration was the relief of congestion on the Strand and Fleet Street.
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  • Stunning day for a walk down the riverside. Houses of Parliament looking grand! Lots for happy people on an afternoon stroll. Lots to see and to sit and people watch! 
  • the hustle and bustle is always on the south bank, so many miss a trick of not walking over one of the bridges...maybe not from tower bridge, if ur u good at power-walking...but people-watching from t...  more »
  • We started our walk from Parliament House to Victoria Embankment. It was a sunny afternoon and the view of London Eye was a perfect background for our pictures. We kept on walking till Cleopatra's Nee...  more »