Things to do near Embankment


You’ll find Bateaux London along Victoria Embankment Pier next to the River Thames. As an area, Embankment is a lively part of London that is loved by locals and visitors alike! If you’ve never explored or stayed in this part of London before, read our helpful guide which will tell you everything you need to know about the area.  

Where is Embankment?

The Embankment area runs along the north bank of the River Thames, between the City of London and Westminster. Its central location makes it ideal for exploring some of London’s most popular attractions. Embankment tube station is also well connected to the rest of the city, offering affordable travel. Victoria Embankment is the official name of the dedicated river-walk that connects the Palace of Westminster to Blackfriars Bridge. 

What attractions are near Embankment?

There are many attractions that are in easy reach if you find yourself near to Embankment Tube Station. Here is a selection that you might want to visit! 

London Eye

You will be able to quickly spot the London Eye across the other side of the River Thames. Easily accessible from Embankment, you can venture to Southbank and purchase tickets for this top London attraction! Enjoy a different view of the Thames. 

Trafalgar Square

The Embankment area is just a stone's throw away from the iconic Trafalgar Square. Located in Westminster, the public square has some impressive features and photo spots such as Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square Fountains and statues. 

London Dungeons

Discover the city’s dark past and prepare to be scared at London Dungeons. Using a mixture of actors, special effects and rides The London Dungeons recreate historic events. It’s gory, and it’ll make you jump... but it is a great attraction to add to your itinerary!    The National Gallery

Head to The National Gallery and appreciate the best of European art. There are over 2300 paintings to admire, so take the time to explore the gallery at your leisure. Travelling with children? The National Gallery often holds arts and crafts workshops to encourage children (and adults) to get creative! 

Somerset House

Just east of Waterloo Bridge is the stunning Somerset House. This neo-classical building is a much-loved arts centre, hosting contemporary art exhibitions, film festivals, concerts and creative workshops.

Royal Opera House

Take a trip to see the beautiful Royal Opera House. Enjoy a coffee in the cafe or have a look to see if there are any exciting workshops that take your fancy. Looking for some evening entertainment? See what performances are on and book a ticket! 

London Eye

What are the best hotels in Embankment?

Embankment hotels in London are very popular with visitors. The Embankment area is well situated which makes exploring much easier! So, which hotels are a good choice? 

Citadines Trafalgar Square London

Situated just 5 minutes away from Embankment is Citadines Trafalgar Square. These cosy apartments have everything you need for a comfortable stay and provide great value. Complete with kitchenettes and tea and coffee making facilities, there is also a breakfast lounge and a 24-hour front desk. Citadines Trafalgar Square is a convenient place to stay and is particularly popular with couples visiting the city. 

The Royal Horseguards

This 5* hotel offers fantastic views of the River Thames. The Royal Horseguards Hotel is elegant, boasting rooms with Victorian style decor, flatscreen TVs, a free minibar and an iPod dock. Guests can take advantage of the 2AA Rosette restaurant and the piano bar. Within a few minutes walk of Charing Cross and Embankment underground, it provides easy access to London’s top attractions. 

One Aldwych

For a luxurious stay, One Aldwych is a great choice. Bedrooms are equipped with everything you need and you can expect to be greeted with fresh fruit and flowers. Guests can enjoy modern facilities designed to aid relaxation; think state of the art health club, an impressive restaurant and an accomplished cocktail bar. Located in Covent Garden, guests are well situated to explore.  

Club Quarters, Trafalgar Square

This boutique hotel is situated close to Trafalgar Square. With beautiful interiors featuring Italian marble in their onsite restaurant bar, Club Quarters provides a unique experience for anyone that stays there. As well as luxury rooms, Club Quarters is well placed to explore the shops, parks and historic sites. 

What are the best places to eat in Embankment?

Looking for a bite to eat after exploring Embankment? There are plenty of places to satisfy your hunger. 

Bateaux London Dinner Cruise

Come and see us and experience a different London. Enjoy contemporary food prepared from scratch and delicious drinks as you sail down the River Thames. If you’re looking for a dining experience like no other, Bateaux London doesn’t disappoint. Book an evening sail with Bateaux London for a special evening you won’t forget.


If you want to add a bit of spice to your dining experience, then Dishoom is the place to go. Serving up Bombay Cafe-style food, Dishoom has a fantastic reputation for creating unique and tasty dishes. They are situated in various locations around London, with Covent Garden within walking distance of Embankment. 

Rules Restaurant

Rules Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in London, opening its doors in 1798. Once frequented by Charles Dickens and H.G Wells, it has a historical charm to its interior decor. Rules Restaurant has a traditional approach to its menu, staying true to British classics and game cookery. If you want oysters, pies or puddings, this place is for you. 

Simpson’s in the Strand

If it’s sophistication you’re after then Simpson’s in the Strand is a reputable name in the modern dining scene. With a 189 year history, this restaurant is renowned for its quality food and service along with its delightful Sunday dinner.

Dinner at Dishoom

What are the best bars in Embankment?

After a day of exploring or after your evening meal, you might fancy heading to a nice bar for a drink near to your hotel. If you are not sure which bars are near to the Embankment area, take note of our recommendations. 

Gordon’s Wine Bar

Established in 1890, Gordon’s Wine Bar is the oldest wine bar in London. This family-run favourite has an inviting atmosphere, especially in the candlelit cellar. Sample the award-winning wine list or taste sherry and port that comes from the barrel. 

The Lamb & Flag

With its traditional decor that showcases brass and dark-varnished wood, antique features and old-school photography, it’s not hard to believe that this popular drinking spot dates back to the 19th century. The Lamb & Flag is the perfect place to go if you want to enjoy an honest pint. 

The Harp

Authentic, central and full of choice; especially if you’re a fan of real ale! The interior is certainly unique with paintings on every wall, a counter decorated with coasters, dark wood furnishings and beautifully coloured windows. All guests are welcomed by gorgeous flowers that surround you when you open the door.

Nell Gwynne Tavern

When you enter the Nell Gwynne Tavern it is literally like stepping back in time. Known for its traditional jukebox, dark wood interiors and hanging lamps, a guest who graces this delightful gem can enjoy tasty draught beers and hot toasties. 

Drinks at Nell Gwynne Tavern

Whichever way you choose to spend your time exploring Embankment, make sure you come and visit us here at Bateaux London.