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Victoria Embankment Gardens

Find information about opening times and facilities in Victoria Embankment Gardens

Opening times

Open everyday, from 8am. Park closing times vary by the time of year.

About the park

The park provides impressive floral schemes surrounded by manicured lawns. The “Tropical Border” is one of the finest in London during the summer months. The site has many fine specimen trees and unusual shrubs. A bandstand has a programme of events throughout the summer and visitors to the gardens can sit in deckchairs to enjoy.

Venue notes

This park has disabled access.



Villiers Street
City of Westminster
United Kingdom


This vibrant public park is part of the chain of open spaces along Victoria Embankment, designed by Alexander McKenzie and officially opened in 1875.

The historical Watergate is in one corner of the park, built-in 1626 as an entrance to the Thames for the Duke of Buckingham. The gate is still in its original position, but since its creation, the Thames water line has receded, and the gate is some 100 metres from the water. There are various statues in the park including that of John Stuart Mill, Lady Henry Somerset statue of a girl with a begging bowl, William Edward Forster, and a memorial to the poet Robert Burns.

Published: 29 April 2022

Last updated: 31 May 2023