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Victoria Embankment, London

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4.6/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nice walk back to Westminster area, fairly quiet on a Sunday afternoon with views along the river. Looking up and away from the river there are interesting quirks on the skyline arcitechture. 
  • The Victoria Embankment stretches along the shore of the River Thames in Central London on the Western. You can here wonderful shopping, in Cafés and restaurants take to consider numerous monuments and statues. We are thrown out here when the weather along and were thrilled. London can be so beautiful.
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  • This is a great walk and not too busy except when approaching a Westminster. It's quite level which makes walking easy. It follows the river and there's lots to see from the lovely buildings through t...  read more »
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