Victoria Embankment Gardens, London

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#26 of 100 in Parks in London
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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  • August 20, 2017
    Just a lovely place to sit quietly or to stroll through admiring the amazing plants and flowers, a beautifully cared for space. Lovely statues and memorials of interest. Worth a visit! Short walk from...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Located between Victoria Embankment and Savoy Place, this is a long and narrow garden that offers a great place to relax when in this area. Contains very nice plantation that includes few very old tre...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Lovely garden, plenty of benches and the flowers and plants are gorgeous! Very well taken care of and overall a great park to relax.  more »
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  • August 15, 2017
    Chilled out Park...not far from Convent Garden Sub station. Very big and close to Pubs and Bars. No toilet facility in the Park but the Pub close by allowed us to use their facilities. It got busy later in th evening. Great people,great atmosphere.
  • August 2, 2017
    the most beautiful park in London! very well maintained, clean and quite. offers lots of benches, grass and deckchairs (in summer) to sit on. ideal to enjoy during lunch break.
  • August 6, 2017
    Nice relaxing park. A lot of money is spent on the gardens - always some plants being replaced. Interesting statues too
  • August 14, 2017
    Not quite the most beautiful park in London but it is an oasis of calm in this busy part of town. Banana palms, flowers and benches. Very nice...
  • June 17, 2017
    Very nice place in the near middle of the city. Often crawling with tourists, but with an unbelievable amount of benches - you can find a seat. Has a nice open feeling.

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