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 »
  • 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.
  • Nice space for a walk , relatively busy and not that quiet though , as a busy road is just next to it. Cute small park for chill anyway.
  • 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.
  • Small and tiny but nice to have this rest green area in central facing the Thames. Lots of bunches to seat
  • Nice relaxing park. A lot of money is spent on the gardens - always some plants being replaced. Interesting statues too

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