Victoria Embankment, WC2N

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Victoria Embankment is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.



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EU chiefs to warn businesses: Prepare for UK crashing out
EU leaders are set to tell the Government to "pull yourselves together" and are ready to warn businesses to prepare for Britain crashing out of the bloc with no deal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/eu-chiefs-to-warn-businesses-prepare-for-uk-crashing-out-a3866456.html

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Old car showroom in Anerley could be demolished and replaced with flats

A vacant site in Anerley could be turned into a four-storey block of flats.


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The Glades in Bromley could have the best shopping centre customer service in the UK

The Glades Shopping Centre has been shortlisted for three national awards.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16298224.The_Glades_in_Bromley_could_have_the_best_shopping_centre_customer_service_in_the_UK/?ref=rss

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REVIEW: The Prince of Wales in Barnet is cosy, fun and relaxing

Who says cosy pubs are just for the winter?


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16298358.REVIEW__The_Prince_of_Wales_in_Barnet_is_cosy__fun_and_relaxing/?ref=rss

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Man jailed for stabbing murder at birthday party
A man has been found guilty of murdering a 21-year-old from Mitcham at a birthday party in 2017.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16298566.Man_jailed_for_stabbing_murder_at_birthday_party/?ref=rss

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Wandsworth residents complete British Heart Foundation’s bike ride
People from Wandsworth completed the British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton Bike Ride on to raise money for the heart disease charity.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16298571.Wandsworth_residents_complete_British_Heart_Foundation___s_bike_ride/?ref=rss

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Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell, 12, 'fighting for life' after medicinal cannabis oil confiscated at Heathrow
An epileptic boy whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow is in a life-threatening condition, his mother has said.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/epileptic-boy-12-who-had-medicinal-cannabis-oil-confiscated-at-heathrow-in-life-threatening-a3864501.html

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Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died
Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16294366.Andrew_Lloyd_Webber_leads_tributes_to__phenomenal__Woolwich-born_musician_who_has_died/?ref=rss

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Sunshine could protect you against bowel cancer
Getting out and about in the sun could protect you against bowel cancer, a new study found.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16293115.Sunshine_could_protect_you_against_bowel_cancer/?ref=rss

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Lewisham East by-election result: Who is Labour's Janet Daby?
Labour’s Janet Daby has been named as Lewisham East’s new MP.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/lewisham-east-byelection-result-who-is-labours-janet-daby-a3863866.html

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New Lewisham East MP Janet Daby pledges to ’oppose hard Brexit’ as Labour win by-election

Lewisham East’s new MP Janet Daby vowed to oppose "hard Brexit" after winning yesterday’s (June 14)by-election.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16292773.New_Lewisham_East_MP_Janet_Daby_pledges_to__oppose_hard_Brexit__as_Labour_win_by-election/?ref=rss

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Morning update: There for you every morning

Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Thursday’s child has far to go. Friday’s child is filled with unrelenting optimism for the weekend in sight but must first take heed to important traffic and travel updates.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16292762.Morning_update__There_for_you_every_morning/?ref=rss

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Grenfell Tower anniversary: 'Let us pray that no community has to grieve again like this one has,' says Bishop of Kensington
From the "ashes of the tower" must rise a determination that such a blaze will never again happen in Britain, a Grenfell memorial service was told today.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/grenfell-anniversary-let-us-pray-that-no-community-has-to-grieve-again-like-this-one-has-says-bishop-a3863046.html

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Development approved despite lack of affordable housing
Plans for a development that will create 24 new homes were unanimously approved by Harrow Council last night (June 13), despite the fact that none of them will be affordable.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16290883.Development_approved_despite_lack_of_affordable_housing/?ref=rss

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Police appeal to trace missing man from Sidcup
An appeal has been issued to find a man who has been missing since Tuesday.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16290868.Police_appeal_to_trace_missing_man_from_Sidcup/?ref=rss

VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

 
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Embankment

Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".

The station has two entrances, one on Victoria Embankment and the other on Villiers Street, adjacent to Victoria Embankment Gardens.

The station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle eastwards from Westminster to Blackfriars and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) and 1914 by the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). A variety of underground and mainline services have operated over the sub-surface tracks and the CCE&HR part of the station was reconstructed in the 1920s.

After having been named both Charing Cross and Embankment, in 1974 the station was renamed Charing Cross Embankment. Then, on 12 September 1976, it became Embankment, so that the merged Strand and Trafalgar Square stations could be named Charing Cross.

Contrary to popular belief, the shortest walking distance between two stations is not the 250 metres between Leicester Square and Covent but between Charing Cross and Embankment, a distance of 100 metres.

During summer 2013, Oswald Laurence’s famous 'mind the gap' announcement was reinstated to Embankment station after a request from his widow who would come to Embankment station after he died just to hear his voice. She asked for a copy of the iconic mind the gap announcement her husband made some 40 years before - instead staff decided to restore the recording.


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Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Courtauld Institute of Art:   The Courtauld Institute of Art is a self-governing college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art.
Courtauld Institute of Art:   Higher education institutions
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Jubilee Gardens:   
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   
Waterloo Bridge:   Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Strand (1890s):   The Strand in the 1890s
Waterloo Air Terminal (1953):   Officially known as the British European Airways Waterloo Air Terminal, the building was officially opened on the Festival of Britain site on 19 May 1953 by the then Minister of Aviation.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adam Street, WC2R · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Belvedere Road, SE1 · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Bull Inn Court, WC2R · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Carting Lane, WC2R · Catherine Street, WC2B · Central Arcade, WC2E · Chandos Place, WC2N · Chicheley Street, SE1 · Clare Market, WC2E · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Embankment Place, WC2N · Exchange Court, WC2R · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Floral Street, WC2E · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SE1 · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SW1A · Golden Jubilee Bridge, WC2N · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Hungerford House, WC2N · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · King Street, WC2E · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · May’s Court, WC2N · Montreal Place, WC2R · New Row, WC2N · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · River Terrace, W6 · Robert Street, WC2N · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2E · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arches, WC2N · The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The Piazza, WC2E · The Queen’s Steps, SE1 · The Queen’s Walk, SE1 · The Queen’s Walk, WC2R · The Queen’s Walk, SE1 · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · The Terrace, SW1A · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, WC2N · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · William IV Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, WC2N ·

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