Strand and Embankment

Medieval and later but mostly Edwardian razzmatazz - hotels, restaurants and theatres all perched above Bazalgette's Embankment. Read by Patrick Knox

London: Strand and Embankment

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Charing Cross mainline station (map).


Embankment underground station (map).


Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.


2 kilometres.

Disabled access

A hilly walk. Avoid Watergate Walk. Instead, come back up Villiers Street, turn right on John Adam Street and right again on Buckingham Street. Pick up commentary outside No 14. Miss out the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy.


Charing Cross Station, Villiers Street, Buckingham Street, John Adam Street, The Adelphi, Strand, The Savoy, Somerset House, Victoria Embankment.

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Special notes

  • The route through Somerset House from Strand to Embankment is only open between 10.00am and 6.00pm.
  • For information about the galleries in Somerset House, telephone 020 7845 4600.