London Day 7: Stroll Down Victoria Embankment


Upon returning from Hampton Court to Waterloo, Ben decided to take a walk down the Victoria Embankment since it’s nearby. Victoria Embankment is the narrow sliver of a public park, created when the Embankment was built.

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Crossing the Waterloo Bridge to go to Victoria Embankment.

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View of Thames River with Waterloo Bridge in the foreground and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background from the Victoria Embankment.

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Decorative benches.

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View of London Eye from Victoria Embankment.

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Cleopatra’s Needle on Victoria Embankment was a gift from the ruler of Egypt and Sudan; Muhammad Ali in 1819.

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It is to commemorate the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria.

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Two bronze sphinxes sandwich the Cleopatra’s Needle.

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