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Victoria Embankment to Albert Bridge Walk

My Victoria Embankment to Albert Bridge Walk takes you along the north side of the River Thames. You pass by plenty of pretty gardens with monuments and many famous London bridges. If you look across the river, you get excellent views of all the South Bank tourist attractions like the OXO Tower, Tate Modern and London Eye. The walk takes you through Westminster with its famous buildings including the Houses of Parliament, the House of Lords and Big Ben. As you approach Albert Bridge, you get a great view of Battersea Power Station and Battersea Park. If you have time, I’d recommend you pop into the Chelsea Physic Garden, which is London’s oldest botanical gardens full of medicinal plants. The Victoria Embankment to Albert Bridge Walk is a must for anyone visiting London and Londoners who want to get out and explore more.

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Victoria Embankment Gardens

Victoria Embankment to Albert Bridge Walk Highlights

Victoria Embankment to Westminster: Start the walk from Blackfriars Station on the north side of the River Thames. Walk along the Victoria Embankment until you reach the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

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Whitehall Gardens

You will pass by monuments, gardens and buildings on either side of the road in the order listed below. As you walk towards Westminster, remember to look across the Thames to see the South Bank tourist attractions:

1. Queen Victoria Monument
2. National Submarine War Memorial
3. Middle Temple Gardens
4. Victoria Embankment Gardens (John Stuart Mill and William Edward Forster Statues)
5. Somerset House
6. Waterloo Bridge
7. W.T. Stead Memorial
8. The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Statue
9. Waterloo Bridge
10. Victoria Embankment Gardens (Richard D’Oyly Carte Monument, Robert Raikes Statue, Monument of Belgium’s Gratitude, York Westgate Landmark)
11. Cleopatra’s Needle and Sphinx Statues

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Sphinx at Cleopatra’s Needle

12. Embankment Café
13. Golden Jubilee Bridge
14. Sir Joseph Bazalgette Memorial
15. Whitehall Gardens (William Tyndale Statue, Charles George Gordon Statue, Fleet Air Arm Memorial, British Soldiers in the Korean War Memorial, Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial, Chindit Memorial)
16. Scotland Yard with the famous revolving sign
17. Westminster Bridge

Westminster: At Westminster Bridge, you walk around the back of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the House of Lords. You will see the Sir Winston Churchill Bronze Statue, Parliament Square Garden, St Margaret’s Church and other grand buildings. At Victoria Tower Gardens South you can get better views of the House of Lords. The Burghers of Calais and Buxton Memorial Fountain are attractions in the garden. A public toilet is before Lambeth Bridge.

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Houses of Parliament

Millbank to Albert Bridge: After Victoria Tower Gardens continue until you reach Albert Bridge. You will pass by these points of interest:

1. Lambeth Bridge
2. Tate Britain Art Gallery
3. Chelsea College of Arts
4. Riverside Walk Gardens (Locking Piece Statue)
5. Vauxhall Bridge
6. Thames Path
7. Pimlico Gardens (William Huskisson Memorial)

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Battersea Power Station

8. Battersea Power Station Viewing Point
9. Grosvenor Railway Bridge
10. Meadow Bank Area Nature Reserve
11. Chelsea Bridge
12. Chelsea Embankment
13. The Royal Hospital Museum
14. Embankment Gardens
15. Chelsea Physic Garden (London’s oldest Botanical Garden which you need to book tickets to enter)
16. Chelsea Embankment Gardens
17. Albert Bridge

When you get to Albert Bridge, you can continue until you reach Chelsea Harbour. Alternatively, walk over the bridge, and you will be at Battersea Park.

Victoria Embankment to Albert Bridge Walk Information

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Battersea Park

The walk takes about one and a half hour, but you will want to stop off in some of the gardens. Places to eat on the route include the Embankment Café and boats moored on the River Thames. If you cross over Albert Bridge, you will find eateries in Battersea Park. There are new restaurants and bars at the Battersea Power Station development. Start the journey at Blackfriars or Temple Station. At the end of the trip, the nearest stations are South Kensington, Imperial Wharf, Battersea Park or Queenstown Road. I hope you enjoy this wall.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London