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Albert Embankment

Albert Embankment SE1

Area overview

Albert Embankment is part of the river bank on the south side of the River Thames in Central London. It stretches approximately one mile northward from Vauxhall Bridge to Westminster Bridge, and is located in the London Borough of Lambeth.

The area was created from land reclaimed from the river during the late 19th century by engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Often described as a unique and historic area of London, Albert Embankment, with its impressive collection of riverside apartment buildings, is becoming a much sought-after area. Artist Damien Hirst is set to open his new gallery in the area in 2015.

Albert Embankment is just a short stroll from Westminster and is also within easy reach of all the amenities of the South Bank and the West End. Westminster is not only home to many of London’s most iconic landmarks and attractions, but also has several theatres and playhouses. Restaurants and eateries are plentiful, with places such as Chino Latino and Madeira Patisserie offering highly rated, fresh, regional fare. Shopping facilities in the area are second to none, with famous names like Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason sitting alongside quirky boutiques and independent stores.

Nightlife in and around Albert Embankment is varied and comprises a good mix of traditional pubs, gastropubs, music bars and clubs. Zeitgeist, an authentic German pub on Black Prince Road, is a favourite with those who like a good continental ale. The Tamesis Dock, an eclectic floating boat-pub moored up at Albert Embankment, offers an extensive cocktail menu and a unique atmosphere. After hours, head to Area, a popular nightclub set underneath the railway arches at Albert Embankment.

Green space at Albert Embankment

Albert Embankment is ideally located for walking, cycling and relaxing beside the river. A stroll along the banks of this part of the Thames takes in sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge. Venture a little further and you’ll find the London Eye and the Royal Festival Hall.

Property in Albert Embankment

Albert Embankment is a relatively affordable place to live – ­especially when compared to other central riverside districts. The area has a historic feel, with some great examples of 19th and 20th century buildings. Its close proximity to Westminster has made it popular with young professionals and politicians, and one of its most famous residents is Jeffrey Archer. The area offers some of the most contemporary and visually stunning waterside apartment blocks along this stretch of the Thames, including Merano residences and Foster + Partners' The Corniche. Well-established developments like Parliament View and Peninsula Heights remain popular.

The River Thames at Albert Embankment

There are plenty of notable landmarks and attractions to be enjoyed along this stretch of the River Thames. Some highlights include:

  • MI6 HQ building
  • Tate Britain, which overlooks the Thames
  • Walking tours over Westminster Bridge to Parliament Square

Transport in Albert Embankment

  • Nearest tube and overground stations are at Vauxhall
  • Regular bus routes including the 360 to Elephant and Castle, the 344 to Liverpool Street and the 77 to Waterloo

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