Victoria Embankment Gardens
Sir Joseph Bazelgette designed and opened the beautifully maintained chain of gardens called Victoria Embankment Gardens in 1865. Set away from the busy streets of the surrounding area, it offers a moment of respite and the chance for workers and tourists to take a moment to relax and enjoy the views of the Thames.
The Watergate can still be found in the park, originally built in 1626 to be used as an entrance for the Duke of Buckingham moving out onto the Thames. Unlike many of the parks in London they are fully fenced and only open during set times during the day, according the season. A memorial to poet Robert Burns is found here, along with statues for John Stuart Mill and Lady Henry Somerset.
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