Tube Stop Tuesday: Embankment
This week’s Tube Stop Tuesday is going to be short and sweet. Whilst there is a lot to see and do around Embankment, it is also very close to other tube stops such as Charing Cross, Waterloo, and Temple, meaning I have already covered a lot of this area! Whatever will I do when I run out of places to write about?!
In zone one of London, Embankment tube station is accessable via the Circle, District, Bakerloo, and Northern lines. Popular spots such as Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Southbank, and Westminster are close by this station. This is as central as it gets.
Things to do near Embankment tube station:
- Walk along the river and enjoy views of London buildings and the London Eye overlooking the Thames.
- Check out Cleopatras Needle which sits right by the wall in Victoria Embankment opposite the entrance/exit for Embankment station. It was given to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt in celebration of the victories of Lord Nelson. It’s a pretty cool monument.
- Visit Somerset House, a large neoclassical building located just east of Waterloo Bridge. It holds Courtyard events and has an amazing ice rink during winter. Although it is within walking range of Embankment station, it is closer to Temple tube station.
- Enjoy a new musical at the Playhouse Theatre, a Victorian playhouse.
- If you love a good pub and are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, stop by the Sherlock Holmes pub for dinner and drinks. It is a Victorian era themed public house with lots of Sherlock Holmes memorabilia.
- Walk over the Jubilee Bridge and enjoy a fantastic view of the London Eye. It’s especially beautiful at night.
- Book tickets for a cruise along the Thames to admire some of London’s best landmarks.
Have you stopped by Embankment before? What do you like most about this area of London?
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