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The Victoria Embankment is a road and walkway along the north bank of the River Thames in London, extending from the City of Westminster into the City of London. It was created to claw back extra land from the river, modernise the London sewerage system and relieve congestion on The Strand and Fleet Street.
The project was commissioned by the Metropolitan Board of Works and forms one-third of the Thames Embankment, extending from the north end of Blackfriars Bridge to Westminster; whilst the second section, known as the Albert, reaches from the Lambeth extremity of Westminster Bridge to Vauxhall, and the third, or Chelsea section, along Cheyne Walk to Chelsea Hospital.