Victoria Embankment

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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.wikipedia
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Thames Embankment

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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 consists of the Victoria Embankment and Chelsea Embankment.

Battle of Britain Monument, London

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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. Other notable attractions include the General Charles Gordon Memorial, Royal Air Force Memorial, National Submarine War Memorial, Battle of Britain Monument, Cleopatra's Needle and the modernistic Cleopatra's Kiosk.
The Battle of Britain Monument in London is a sculpture on the Victoria Embankment, overlooking the River Thames, which commemorates the individuals who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

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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.
In 1874 gardens were created on the reclaimed land on the inward side of the roadway named Victoria Embankment.

Strand, London

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Another major consideration was the relief of congestion on the Strand and Fleet Street. Shell Mex House, the Savoy Hotel and Savoy Place are located between the Embankment and the Strand.
Initially it referred to the shallow bank of the once much wider Thames, before the construction of the Victoria Embankment.

City of London

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It runs from the Palace of Westminster to Blackfriars Bridge in the City of London.
Beginning in the west, where the City borders Westminster, the boundary crosses the Victoria Embankment from the Thames, passes to the west of Middle Temple, then turns for a short distance along Strand and then north up Chancery Lane, where it borders Camden.

Albert Embankment

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It was one element 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.
Unlike Bazalgette's Thames Embankment (including Chelsea Embankment and Victoria Embankment), the Albert Embankment does not incorporate major interceptor sewers.

River Thames

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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.
As a result, there are four lifeboat stations on the River Thames at Teddington (Teddington lifeboat station), Chiswick (Chiswick lifeboat station), Victoria Embankment/Waterloo Bridge (Tower Lifeboat Station) and Gravesend (Gravesend lifeboat station).

District Railway

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The cut-and-cover tunnel for the District Railway was built within the Embankment and roofed over to take the roadway.
East of Westminster, the next section ran in the newly constructed Victoria Embankment built by the Metropolitan Board of Works along the north bank of the River Thames.

London sewerage system

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The original impetus was the need to provide London with a modern sewerage system.
Victoria Embankment was finally officially opened on 13 July 1870.

Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges

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One of these backs onto the government buildings of Whitehall, and the other stretches from Hungerford Bridge to Waterloo Bridge.
The north end of the bridge is Charing Cross railway station, and is near Embankment Pier and the Victoria Embankment.

Joseph Bazalgette

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The Victoria Embankment's construction started in 1865 and was completed in 1870 under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette.

Savoy Place

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Shell Mex House, the Savoy Hotel and Savoy Place are located between the Embankment and the Strand.
In front is the Victoria Embankment, part of the Thames Embankment.

Temple tube station

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London Underground stations along Victoria Embankment are Westminster, Embankment, Charing Cross, Temple and Blackfriars.
Temple is a London Underground station located at Victoria Embankment in the City of Westminster, close to its boundary with the City of London.

Westminster tube station

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London Underground stations along Victoria Embankment are Westminster, Embankment, Charing Cross, Temple and Blackfriars.
The station is located at the corner of Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment and is close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, and the London Eye.

Thomas Brassey

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The contractor for the work was Thomas Brassey.
He also worked with Bazalgette to build the Victoria Embankment on the north bank of the River Thames from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge.

Embankment tube station

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London Underground stations along Victoria Embankment are Westminster, Embankment, Charing Cross, Temple and Blackfriars.
The station has two entrances, one on Victoria Embankment and the other on Villiers Street.

Waterloo Bridge

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One of these backs onto the government buildings of Whitehall, and the other stretches from Hungerford Bridge to Waterloo Bridge.
The north end of the bridge passes above the Victoria Embankment where the road joins the Strand and Aldwych alongside Somerset House.

Kingsway tramway subway

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Victoria Embankment was also the southern end of the Kingsway Tramway Subway.
In 1902, it decided to build a subway from Theobalds Road in the north to the Embankment underneath Waterloo Bridge to the south, from where a surface line would continue over the bridge.

Royal Air Force Memorial

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Other notable attractions include the General Charles Gordon Memorial, Royal Air Force Memorial, National Submarine War Memorial, Battle of Britain Monument, Cleopatra's Needle and the modernistic Cleopatra's Kiosk.
The Royal Air Force Memorial is a military memorial on the Victoria Embankment in central London, dedicated to the memory of the casualties of the Royal Air Force in World War I (and, by extension, all subsequent conflicts).

PS Tattershall Castle

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Ships permanently moored by Victoria Embankment include HMS President, HQS Wellington, and PS Tattershall Castle.
The PS Tattershall Castle is a floating pub and restaurant moored on the River Thames at Victoria Embankment.

National Submarine War Memorial

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Other notable attractions include the General Charles Gordon Memorial, Royal Air Force Memorial, National Submarine War Memorial, Battle of Britain Monument, Cleopatra's Needle and the modernistic Cleopatra's Kiosk.
The National Submariners' War Memorial is a war memorial on the Victoria Embankment in London, England, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

Cleopatra's Needle, London

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Other notable attractions include the General Charles Gordon Memorial, Royal Air Force Memorial, National Submarine War Memorial, Battle of Britain Monument, Cleopatra's Needle and the modernistic Cleopatra's Kiosk.
Cleopatra's Needle in London is one of three similarly named Egyptian obelisks and is located in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

HQS Wellington

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Ships permanently moored by Victoria Embankment include HMS President, HQS Wellington, and PS Tattershall Castle.
She is now moored alongside the Victoria Embankment, at Temple Pier, on the River Thames in London, England, as the headquarters ship of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, where she is known as HQS Wellington.

Cleopatra's Kiosk

Other notable attractions include the General Charles Gordon Memorial, Royal Air Force Memorial, National Submarine War Memorial, Battle of Britain Monument, Cleopatra's Needle and the modernistic Cleopatra's Kiosk.
Cleopatra's Kiosk is a small building and shop, on the Victoria Embankment, London, under the Hungerford Bridge.

Dragon boundary mark

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The two original statues were re-erected on 6 ft high plinths of Portland stone at the western boundary of the City, by Temple Gardens on Victoria Embankment, in October 1963.