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Victoria Embankment

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2018
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Inscription.
Whilst this panel is not on the Jubilee Walkway, it looks out over the Thames, once a great thoroughfare of London, along which many boats pass daily. From here there’s a fine view of London’s fast-changing skyline on the South Bank of the Thames.

The Jubilee Walkway includes the length of the South Bank from Lambeth Bridge to Tower bridge, which is the Queen’s Walk and was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 7th December 1988.

Directly opposite is the site of the 1953 Festival of Britain, from which emerged the Royal Festival Hall, and some years later the National Theatre as major cultural attractions on the South Bank. Jubilee Gardens was laid out there in 1977.

Other features of the South Bank include the Sea Container Building, the headquarters of GMTV (formerly London Weekend Television) and a recent addition is the BA London Eye, which was the most successful of a number of Milliennium projects.

Many of London’s notable landmarks are on the horizon, from the Wren Churches to the Houses of Parliament, and, on this side of the river, stands Somerset House, recently re-opened as a museum, and housing the famous Turner collection.

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers – A City of London livery company

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers was established to set high standards
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By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2018
2. Victoria Embankment Marker
of craftmanship and professional conduct in the craft. Its ordinances were firat presented in 1365, making it one of themost ancient of the livery companies in the city of London. After 637 years of continuous service to the City and the plumbing craft, it continues to play an active role today.
Unveiled by
The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Boothroyd
12th June 2002
This panel has been updated to celebrate
the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in 2002


( right end of the panel )
The Jubilee Walkway, developed and administered by a special Trust, was established to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. It encircles the centre of London, embracing many historic buildings and views. It is approximately 14 miles (22.4 kilometres) in length.

Follow the Jubilee Walkway by foot, using the circular Jubilee Walkway plates embedded in the ground around London. For map outlets see www.jubileewalkway.com
 
Erected 2002 by The Worshipful Company of Plumbers.
 
Location. 51° 30.645′ N, 0° 6.81′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Temple Place, on the left when traveling
Victoria Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2018
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west on Victoria Embankment. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2R 3DX, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Edward Forster (within shouting distance of this marker); W.T. Stead (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yacht London (within shouting distance of this marker); HQS Wellington (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lady Henry Somerset Memorial (about 90 meters away); King’s Reach (about 120 meters away); Isambard Kingdom Brunel (about 120 meters away); City of London (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Categories. Labor UnionsMan-Made Features
 
Victoria Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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