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The Thames Embankment

This is a walk along the river that recognises the engineering brilliance of the remarkable Sir Joseph Bazelgette in the middle of the 19th century.  At that time, London was suffering from outbreaks of cholera and the Thames was little more than an open sewer.  The walk links two of the greatest buildings in British history, starting at St. Paul’s and finishing near Westminster.