Chelsea Embankment

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Frederick Brown: An impromptu dance - a scene on the Chelsea Embankment, 1883

Chelsea Embankment is part of the Thames Embankment, a road and walkway along the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England.

The western end of Chelsea Embankment, including a stretch of Cheyne Walk, is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; the eastern end, including Grosvenor Road and Millbank, is in the City of Westminster. Beneath the road lies the main low-level interceptor sewer taking waste water from west London eastwards towards Beckton.

Chelsea Bridge and Albert Bridge are to the south. Royal Hospital Chelsea is to the north. Sloane Square is the closest tube station, located to the north.

History[edit]

Garden Corner, 13 Chelsea Embankment, London
Garden Corner, 13 Chelsea Embankment, London

The embankment was completed to a design by Joseph Bazalgette and was part of the Metropolitan Board of Works' grand scheme to provide London with a modern sewage system. It was opened on 9 May 1874 by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.[1]

Notable buildings[edit]

Swan House
Swan House

Local streets[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Chelsea Embankment". The Times (27999). 11 May 1874. p. 7. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°29′02″N 0°09′43″W / 51.4840°N 0.1620°W / 51.4840; -0.1620