Among the embankment's other features are the Victoria Embankment Gardens and Cleopatra's Needle, an Egyptian antiquity re-erected on the riverbank and claimed by some sources to represent the point from which all road distances to London are measured. It has a twin in Central Park, New York. The views across to the South Bank, nowadays enlivened by the London Eye, must not be forgotten. Hard by Portcullis House (a long overdue construction housing the offices of Members of Parliament) is Westimster Pier, from where riverbuses and pleasure craft can take you to such locations as Kew, Tower Bridge and Greenwich.
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Victoria Embankment from the Hungerford footbridge
Four views of the British Airways London Eye (aka the Millennium Wheel) and County Hall, on the opposite side of the Thames. (See the Lambeth page for more pictures of the London Eye).
Victoria Embankment Gardens and the Adelphi
Victoria Embankment Gardens
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This page last updated 16th March 2003