Sights and Attractions near Embankment Underground Station

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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach ... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
After a two-year, 22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction.... More
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Downing Street
London > Attractions
Downing Street, SW1A | 7 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Best known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public,... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre... More
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Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success ...More

 
St Martin's Voices
Concerts | On 19th December 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Andrew Earis conducts the vocal ensemble in Christmas carols, accompanied by organist Ben Giddens....More

St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
True West
True West
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, ...More

 
Nine Night
Nine Night
Theatre | Until 9th February 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 4 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's "remarkable debut play" (Evening Standard) transfers ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really ...More

 
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2018 

Henrietta Hotel 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

This Christmas, New York's Miracle on 9th Street pop-up is crossing the pond to London with Miracle at Henrietta Hotel. ...More

 
English National Ballet: Nutcracker
English National Ballet: Nutcracker
Dance | Until 30th December 2018 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

A very traditional interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman's the Nutcracker, English National Ballet's version was first performed in 2010 to celebrate ...More

 
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2018 

Trafalgar Square 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square has received a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of ...More

 
Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Embankment Underground Station

Artworks by international artists that alter or disrupt the sense of space and re-orient the understanding of visitors' surroundings. Featured ...More

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Is This Tomorrow?
Is This Tomorrow?
Exhibitions | From 14th February 

Whitechapel Gallery

More than 60 years on from its groundbreaking 1956 exhibition, This is Tomorrow, the Whitechapel ...More

 
Michael Rakowitz
Michael Rakowitz
Exhibitions | From 3rd June 

Whitechapel Gallery

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose winged bull that once guarded the gates of Nineveh in ...More

 
Grace Wales Bonner
Grace Wales Bonner
Exhibitions | From 18th January 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Over the course of one month, the Grace Wales Bonner exhibition at the Sackler part ...More

 
Emma Kunz
Emma Kunz
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

Serpentine Gallery

Geometric drawings inspired by spiritualism go on display at the Serpentine Gallery at the first ...More

 
Hito Steyerl: Power Plants
Hito Steyerl: Power Plants
Exhibitions | From 6th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Named "the most influential person in contemporary art" ...More

 
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Exhibitions | From 1st May 

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End

From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Entertainment 

After three successful years in Angel, Islington, the ...More

 
Peeping Tom: Father (Vader)
Peeping Tom: Father (Vader)
Theatre | From 30th January 

Barbican Centre

The Olivier award-winning Peeping Tom from Belgium return ...More

 
Gecko: The Wedding
Gecko: The Wedding
Theatre | From 24th January 

Barbican Centre

Gecko's intricate choreography brings the union between state and individual into question amid a flurry ...More

 
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre | From 22nd January 

Barbican The Pit

From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, ...More

 
Pinter At The Pinter: Party Time / Celebration
Theatre | From 20th December 

Harold Pinter Theatre

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with a double-bill of scathing attacks on materialism and the class system including Pinter's final play, Celebration. ...More

Meridian Water
Meridian Water
Attractions 

Meridian Water is a major £6 billion, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Drinking 

Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Article 

From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
 
 
 
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