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Victoria Embankment

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Loved a stroll down here alongside the Thames. Great views, great location, great place to be. Quiet corner of London.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved a stroll down here alongside the Thames. Great views, great location, great place to be. Quiet corner of London.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a great free attraction. Being able to walk along old father Thames and watch London go by is a pleasure.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...although there is also Albert Embankment and Chelsea Embankment on other stretches of the River Thames in London. I have reviewed it before, and would like to reiterate that it runs between Westminster Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. Unfortunately some reviewers believe it is any or all riverside areas of the city. I was at the Westminster end the day after... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this as a great walk just breathing in London itself - and I mean the atmosphere and the sights and sounds This area appeared to be really clean and well kept in addition to seeing the great architecture all around you - definitely give this a try if you are in the area

Thank streakey
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

You can Walk along here and get great views of the city and take some great photographs as well as seeing such interesting sites along your way such as Cleopatras needle and just the ironwork of the lights etc

Thank badmintontim
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The Embankment at night all lite up is lovely . The southbank is probably the same. Not as crowded at night.

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

I took a walk from Big Ben passing Whitehall Gardens and ending up at the Victoria Embankement. It was a very nice walk!

Thank OZS969
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

You can walk along the embankment almost from London Bridge right up to Westminster. Enjoy the views onto and across the River Thames. Take in the monuments along the way e.g. Cleopatra's Needle. Walk under the bridges. All very nice and equally attractive at night.

Thank LeeStJohn
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Another charming landmark beside the Thames River.. Beautiful architecture and very n8ce walkway beside the river

Thank Hassan H
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Stunning day for a walk down the riverside. Houses of Parliament looking grand! Lots for happy people on an afternoon stroll. Lots to see and to sit and people watch!

Thank Helvellyn2009

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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