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Victoria Embankment

Junction of Savoy Street/Victoria Embankment

Actually a stretch of the Thames embankment, Victoria Embankment runs along the north side of the River Thames, starting at the corner of Westminster Bridge and running east up to Blackfriars Bridge. It passes beneath Hungerford Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, and runs parallel with the South Bank on the opposite side of the Thames. Built out onto the foreshore of the Thames, the road was completed in 1870, and thanks to the numerous trees and two public parks along the route, is one of the prettiest stretches of road in the capital.

The road is usually extremely busy, but controlled by numerous traffic lights on long timers. The section of the road that appears onscreen in Sherlock is located directly beneath the eastern side of Waterloo Bridge, the railings that Sherlock and John vault easily spottable - though we wouldn't recommend trying to jump them yourself unless extremely confident, thanks to the traffic.

Episodes Victoria Embankment has appeared in

The Great Game (Episode 3, Series 1)

The nearest Tube stations are Embankment [Circle, District, Northern, Bakerloo], which requires you to walk east to Waterloo Bridge, or Temple [Circle, District] which requires you to walk west.

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The Six Thatchers   * S4E1

221B Baker Street221B Baker StreetSpeedy's CafeSpeedy's Cafe

The Lying Detective   * S4E2

221B Baker Street221B Baker StreetSpeedy's CafeSpeedy's CafeHungerford BridgeHungerford Bridge

The Final Problem   * S4E3

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