Propping up the river Thames north side, Victoria Embankment is a pleasant walking path along the river as well as a thorough fare for cars. Along its banks you can see Cleopatra’s needle, presented to the British people and brought back from Egypt in the 19th century. It still have marks from the first German air raid on London during the First World War.
Across from Cleopatra’s Needle you find one of my favourite parks in London, the Victoria Embankment Gardens. It’s a narrow park right next to embankment station and it’s a lovely place to eat lunch on a hot summers day, and considering the amount of people from nearby offices here every day, I’m not alone in liking this place.
It is part of the beauty of London that you can find small green spaces that almost makes you forget that you are in one of the largest cities in Europe, surrounded by tons of concrete and asphalt. These small parks, gives you breathing space, before going back to the office and the daily grind.
The extra bits: Thames a biography by Peter Ackroyd
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