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Victoria Embankment

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Walk along the River Thames

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

the hustle and bustle is always on the south bank, so many miss a trick of not walking over one of the bridges...maybe not from tower bridge, if ur u good at power-walking...but people-watching from the north is amazing...and you get to see the amazing belly of blackfriars...up close and personal with cleopatra and a few river boats too...the pavement... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We started our walk from Parliament House to Victoria Embankment. It was a sunny afternoon and the view of London Eye was a perfect background for our pictures. We kept on walking till Cleopatra's Needle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What a lovely walk alongside the Thames - even in that short distance you can see so many iconic landmarks. Start at Waterloo bridge and take photos as you go all the way up to Big Ben.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nice walk back to Westminster area, fairly quiet on a Sunday afternoon with views along the river. Looking up and away from the river there are interesting quirks on the skyline arcitechture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a great walk and not too busy except when approaching a Westminster. It's quite level which makes walking easy. It follows the river and there's lots to see from the lovely buildings through to the London Eye and the numerous river boats. Give it a go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely strolling area alongside the River Thames. It's surprisingly peaceful just a short ways from the hustle and bustle of the town!

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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