Victoria Embankment Gardens

In July 1870, Joseph Bazalgette’s Victoria Embankment was opened by the Prince of Wales. Reclaiming 37 acres of the Thames river and foreshore it provided space for new underground railways and a sewer system (also designed by Bazalgette). At ground level, landscaped gardens and statues of leading figures were laid out for the enjoyment and inspiration of the general public. New commemorative memorials are added to this day. The tranquil setting is popular with workers and visitors to meet, lunch or even snooze! (Featured image: William Tyndale)

Charles G. Gordon (of Khartoum)
York Watergate, once the river entrance to York House
Imperial Camel Corps
Arthur Sullivan

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