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Embankment Collection

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Royal Hospital, Chelsea - The Colonnade

Royal Hospital, Chelsea - The Colonnade Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Big Ben and London Tram

Big Ben and London Tram
A wet evening at the Westminster Bridge end of the Victoria Embankment, with Big Ben showing the light which indicates that Parliament is sitting. Note also the tram

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Avebury / Stukeley Map

Avebury / Stukeley Map
A beautifully drawn overhead plan of the stone circles and embankment ditches at Avebury. Stukeleys accuracy is impressive, charting every stone, pasture and building

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Thames Embankment / Gas

Thames Embankment / Gas
The Thames Embankment, London, on a foggy evening - the lamplighter just lighting the gas lamps

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Embankment & River, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Embankment & River, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London in fog

London in fog - a real Pea Souper. The statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni on the banks of the River Thames at Westminster at is rended into dramatic silhouette

Background imageEmbankment Collection: RSS Discovery moored on Thames Embankment, London

RSS Discovery moored on Thames Embankment, London
RSS Discovery moored on the Thames Embankment, London. The ships lifeboat can be seen hanging amidships. circa 1930s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Big Ben and Thames Embankment in London

Big Ben and Thames Embankment in London
Big Ben and Thames Embankment with a tram and New Scotland Yard in London c. 1909

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London

Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London
Watermen on duty at the end of Doggetts Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers Company

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London Tram 1952

London Tram 1952
The last week in service for the poor old Route 36 tram, from Abbey Wood to Embankment via the Old Kent Road and Blackfriars. Londons very last tram ran on 7 July 1952

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Embankment / Lantern Slide

Embankment / Lantern Slide
A woman walking along the Embankment on a rainy night with a full moon 1910

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London Tram 1949

London Tram 1949
A tram on a London street bound for Embankment

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Cleopatras Needle / Slide

Cleopatras Needle / Slide
Cleopatras Needle on the Embankment by night

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Pavement Artist - London Embankment

Pavement Artist - London Embankment - this particular artist is working on a set of landscapes

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Caricature of Harry Paulton, actor and dramatist

Caricature of Harry Paulton, actor and dramatist
Caricature of Harry Paulton (1842-1917), actor and dramatist. Seen here outside the Avenue Theatre, London, in cloak and hat -- Manteaux Noirs; or, a Tale of the Embankment

Background imageEmbankment Collection: The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams

The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams
A truly superb postcard photograph of The Embankment, London on wet night. The lights cast a strange eerie glow on the scene, magnified through the windows of a row of parked trams

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Rua da Calheta, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Rua da Calheta, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Rua da Calheta in the city of Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Atlantic Ocean. Date: circa 1908

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Advertisement for Facel Vega car

Advertisement for Facel Vega car with female model (Helen Connor). 1959

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, Westminster

Statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, Westminster
Statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni in her Chariot on the Westminster Embankment at the end of Westminster Bridge, London - Coronation of Elizabeth II. Date: 1953

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment

Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageEmbankment Collection: The Embankment at Night - Base of Cleopatras Needle

The Embankment at Night - Base of Cleopatras Needle
The Embankment at Night - Sphinx at the base of Cleopatras Needle. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Cleopatras Needle and Shell Mex House, London

Cleopatras Needle and Shell Mex House, London. Date: circa 1940

Background imageEmbankment Collection: French Railway Poster - Paris to London

French Railway Poster - Paris to London
French Railway poster, advertising the route by rail from Pari to London via Rouen, Dieppe and Newhaven, departing from the Gare St. Lazare

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Thames Embankment by night - View toward Westminster, London

Thames Embankment by night - View toward Westminster, London
Thames Embankment by night - View toward the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge, London. Note the elctricity saving of only lighting every other light. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates pumping

Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates pumping
Moored at its Blackfriars river station on the Victoria Embankment, the newly commissioned Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates its massive pumping capacity by discharging a vast amount of water

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London Fire Brigade fireboat Massey Shaw underway

London Fire Brigade fireboat Massey Shaw underway
The Massey Shaw fireboat nearing her berth at Blackfriars on the Victoria Embankment, London

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Embankment and River Thames, London

Embankment and River Thames, London
View of the Embankment and River Thames, London, on a misty day, with traffic crossing a bridge. circa 1940s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Aerial plan of the Festival of Britain site, London

Aerial plan of the Festival of Britain site, London
Aerial plan of the Festival of Britain site, South Bank, London, showing all the main buildings and other venues of interest. Date: May 1951

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales

Background imageEmbankment Collection: GWR workings on a railway line in South Wales

GWR workings on a railway line in South Wales
Navvies working on a Great Western Railway line embankment, somewhere in South Wales. The navvy hut can be seen in the distance on the left

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London / Embankment / 1867

London / Embankment / 1867
A section of the Thames Embankment, showing the Subway, the Pneumatic Railway, the Metropolitan and District Railway and the Low-Level Sewer

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Evening photo of lights along the Embankment

Evening photo of lights along the Embankment with the Houses of Parliament as a backdrop. Date: 1950s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: LCC-MFB Kennington fire station, London SE11

LCC-MFB Kennington fire station, London SE11
Built by the Metropolitan Board of Works (the forerunner of the London County Council) and opened in 1870, Kennington fire station was located in Refrew Road, Lower Kennington

Background imageEmbankment Collection: H. M. S. PRESIDENT

H. M. S. PRESIDENT
H.M.S. President, training ship of the British Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, moored on the Victoria Embankment, River Thames, central London. Date: 1960s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: City of London School

City of London School
The City of London School, Milk Street, on the Victoria Embankment at Blackfriars. Date: built 1835 - 1883

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Guildhall School of Music, 1886

Guildhall School of Music, 1886
The exterior of the Guildhall School of Music, Thames Embankment, Blackfriars, 1886. Date: 1886

Background imageEmbankment Collection: The Guildhall School Of Music, Victoria Embankment, London

The Guildhall School Of Music, Victoria Embankment, London
The Guildhall School of Music, Victoria Embankment, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Old Chelsea riverside, London

Old Chelsea riverside, London
A view across the Thames to the riverside of old Chelsea where a new embankment was under construction in the late 19th century

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Thames Embankment / Somerset House - floodlit

Thames Embankment / Somerset House - floodlit
Thames Embankment and Somerset House, London by floodlight

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Thames Embankment - Cecil and Savoy Hotels

Thames Embankment - Cecil and Savoy Hotels

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London School Board

London School Board
LSB offices on the Thames Embankment, London. circa 1870. Between 1870 and 1904, the LSB was the single largest educational provider in London and the infrastructure

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Onion seller on the Embankment, London

Onion seller on the Embankment, London Date: early 1900s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Onion seller on the Embankment, London, early 1900s

Onion seller on the Embankment, London, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Artist on the Embankment, London, early 1900s

Artist on the Embankment, London, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: Pavement artist on the Embankment, London

Pavement artist on the Embankment, London Date: early 1900s

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London Embankment

London Embankment Date: late 19th century

Background imageEmbankment Collection: London Embankment in the snow, Victorian period

London Embankment in the snow, Victorian period Date: late 19th century

Background imageEmbankment Collection: RAF Memorial, Thames Embankment, London

RAF Memorial, Thames Embankment, London



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