Victoria Embankment Gardens, 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 Cadogan 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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  • A haven of peace, quiet, well hidden, superbly maintained. An oasis just after the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. South of Covent Garden, on the edge of the River Thames.
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  • This is a small park sandwiched between the Victoria Embankment and the back of the plush hotels on the Strand. It is well kept, with nice gardens and a few statues. Handy for a peaceful break if you'...  more »
  • There was not much to see here however it was rather peaceful and quiet thank you I happened to catch it walking along  more »
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  • Narrow slither running parallel to The Thames is especially well maintained with formal bedding, plants, shrubs, mature trees and a history lesson of statues. Numerous benches scattered along the stretch allows for a bout of contemplation or watching the passing show. Becalmed, composed and justifiably lauded.
  • One of my favourite city parks ,Even for to see the queens horses on their morning ride through the park. Such a great day out. The mounted police were nice and allowed children to have pictures taken and pet the horses. Lots of families enjoying the sun.
  • A really nice garden! I went on a trip and we just wandered around and ate here while we had free time, its beautiful and in a nice little area. We clearly were the only tourists in the area.
  • Surprisingly quiet considering it's location. A nice place to sit and chill out for half an hour
  • We been there for spring Nauryz celebration organised by Kazakhstan embassy
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