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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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  • The Embankment at night all lite up is lovely . The southbank is probably the same. Not as crowded at night.  more »
  • I took a walk from Big Ben passing Whitehall Gardens and ending up at the Victoria Embankement. It was a very nice walk!  more »
  • The Victoria Embakment and an area of London, is located on the banks of the Thames, on the side of Big Ben. Among the most famous works in this area the Cleopatra's needle, the Battle Britain Memorial, Fleet Air Memorial
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