How to get around Embankment
Embankment is well placed for excellent tube links throughout London. The main tube station in the area is Embankment, served by the Northern, Bakerloo, Circle and District lines. Hop on a tube and travel 10 minutes on the Bakerloo Line to Baker Street Tube Station and you’ll be able to visit Madame Tussauds. Take a Central or District Line tube and travel 10 minutes to South Kensington Tube Station and you can visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. You could also travel around 15 minutes on the Northern Line to go and explore the interesting area of Camden Town (from Camden Town Tube Station). Should you find yourself at either end of the Embankment you don’t need to worry about walking back to Embankment Tube Station, as you’ll find Westminster on the western end and Temple and Blackfriars at the eastern end. All of these stations sit on the Circle and District Line, and Westminster also has the Jubilee Line.
If you do plan to drive to Embankment, there are a number of car parks located in the surrounding areas. You’ll find St Martins Lane NCP and Upper St Martins Lane NCP within easy access, both of which are close to Leicester Square Tube Station. You could also use Trafalgar Square Masterpark, which is close to Embankment Tube Station and Charing Cross Station.
As with all Central London locations, Embankment is an area where you can hail one of London’s famous black cabs. There are a number of local taxi firms that you could use too, including Airport Cars in Embankment Place, which is close to Embankment Tube Station.
Embankment On Foot
When you’ve exhausted Embankment’s tourist attractions, you could set off on foot to explore the surrounding areas. If you take Embankment Tube Station as your starting point and walk for around 5 minutes across Waterloo Bridge, you will find the London Eye and London Aquarium in bustling South Bank. You could also take a stroll to Trafalgar Square in Westminster in around 6 minutes, soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere, and view the art on display at the National Gallery. A walk of around 8 minutes will get you close to 10 Downing Street, and a mere 10 minute walk will take you to Leicester Square. You can also walk to the Houses of Parliament in around 11 minutes, or visit Westminster Cathedral via a 13-minute stroll. A leisurely stroll of around 20 minutes will take you to the amazing Buckingham Palace, and a 25-minute walk will get you to the greenery of Hyde Park.