Victoria Embankment Gardens
Welcome to Victoria Embankment Gardens - Main Garden
Victoria Embankment Gardens won its first Green Flag in 2002 and has retained it with a consistently winning each year.
The gardens are managed by the City of Westminster's Parks Service in conjuction with Contractors - Continental Landscapes Limited. Contact the Parks Service.
The gardens are located along the Victoria Embankment next to the Embankment Underground station. A location map can be seen at the bottom of this page.
The nearest tube stations are Embankment and Temple. Embankment is served by the District, Circle, Bakerloo and Northern lines.
The nearest bus routes run along the Strand and it is a short walk from there via Villiers Street to reach the gardens. Visitors should be aware that there is no parking for motor vehicles anywhere near the gardens themselves.
Monday - Saturdays
Sundays and Public holidays
|Monday - Saturday||Period|
End of British summer time to 15 February
16 February to 28/29 February
1 March to beginning of British summer time
Beginning of British summer time to 31 March
|1 April to 15 April
16 April to 30 April
1 May to 15 May
16 May to 31 July
|1 August to 15 August
16 August to 31 August
1 September to 15 September
16 September to 30 September
|1 October to 15 October
16 October to end of British summer time
There are a number of Summer lunch-time concerts in the Bandstand area in Victoria Embankments Gardens. These concerts are free and open to the public with free deck chairs for your relaxation. Download a copy of the programme here:
- Cafe and Kiosk
- Bandstand (where lunchtime concerts are held)
- Historic Statues and Monuments
- Formal bedding and lawn areas
- Donated Benches and deckchairs
- Quiet Garden
The gardens were created in 1874 after Sir Joseph Bazalgette built the northern intercept sewer and the northern embankment of the river Thames. Victoria Embankment Main Garden formerly Adelphi Gardens was the second of the four gardens to be created. The gardens as a whole are the home to numerous statues and monuments to the great and the good as well York House Watergate which marks where the River Thames originally ran prior to the building of the intercept sewer.
In 2005 it became the temporary home to the Memorial Garden for the victims of the 7th July 2005 bombings.
Location map of Victoria Embankment Gardens - Main Garden
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