Building and Rebuilding the Thames Embankment

St. Paul's underground station, London (exit 2)

Guided by Ruth

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
16 March 2024 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online

The construction of the Victoria Embankment is one of London’s greatest engineering projects. This walk will reveal the history of embanking the Thames and look at the important engineering considerations such as accommodating the River Fleet and the Metropolitan Line. Construction of the Embankment required 500,000 cubic metres of granite which caused huge problems in procurement. This walk will also discuss the implications for the Embankment following the construction of the new Thames Tideway sewers and look at some of the reused stones used in the project ‘From The Thames to Eternity’. The walk will finish at Temple Station.


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