Chelsea Embankment Gardens

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Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
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Annie S
United Kingdom12 contributions
A lovely stroll
Feb 2021
Lovely, interesting, historic stroll along River Thames. Beautiful gardens next to stately homes with plenty of blue plaques to make the day captivating and memorable. While bordering the Embankment road, the gardens are surprisingly peaceful. Plenty of fountains, benches, and monuments to make each block along the gardens unique. Highly recommend for a romantic stroll, a walking tour of London, a history reading tour, or a day out in the sun. A very relaxing stop in the bustle of the city.
Written February 23, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Neat gardens
Sep 2020
The Chelsea Embankment gardens are well maintained and deserve your attention while heading to the Albert bridge.
Written September 29, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Small Gardens
Apr 2019 • Solo
Just across the river from Battersea is this pleasant gardens in the very exclusive district of Chelsea. Spring is well underway and summer is almost here. The flowers in the gardens are starting to bloom and provides pleasing surroundings whilst walking alongside the Thames, whilst stopping to take a look at the many statues and monuments in it.

As pleasant as it is, there's no reason to go out of the way to visit.
Written April 21, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,974 contributions
Very pleasant & relaxing
Feb 2019 • Solo
Very nice area along the riverside. Nice seating and a few interesting statutes along the gardens. Views across the river.
Written February 26, 2019
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,638 contributions
Ideal for a short rest!
Jul 2017 • Couples
Our most recent stay in London saw us spending more time in locales which we had only briefly visited during previous stays. Chelsea was one such area. This visit saw us spend half a day in this delightful part of London.
After we had walked for several hours, we were in much need of somewhere to take a break. The Chelsea Embankment Gardens was the ideal spot to do this.
While it is only a small park, the trees provided us with some shade from the warm sun. There are also several small statues, sculptures and busts which add a bit of interest to the gardens.
We certainly would not have gone out of our way to visit these gardens. However, it did prove to be an ideal spot to take a brief rest!
Written October 25, 2017
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,073 contributions
Making The Most Of A Small Area
Sep 2017 • Friends
We are not talking about a substantial area here, but the small strip of land at each side of the northern exit of Albert Bridge is nicely planted with mature trees and shrubs, and there are some seats looking out over the road towards the bridge to sit and enjoy the afternoon sun. Interspersed are a series of sculptures including a bust of Vaughan Williams and a memorial to Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Written September 15, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Pleasant gardens
Apr 2017 • Family
This is a small pleasant garden alongside the River Thames with nice greenery, flowers in spring and summer, trees and shrubs. It provides a pleasing environment while walking beside the Thames. Lovely views across the Thames as well as Albert Bridge.
Written May 24, 2017
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,982 contributions
Not very large
Jan 2017 • Couples
This area of the embankment is not very interesting as there is not much to see apart from the area around the Albert Bridge. The gardens are not extensive.
Written February 12, 2017
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PandyPandora
Harpenden, UK815 contributions
Somewhere to sit and watch the world go by
Sep 2016 • Couples
These small green areas separate Chelsea Embankment from Cheyne Walk, a road of (expensive) houses with character. There are places to sit although it's not the most peaceful place with the traffic roaring past and there are some statues along the way. We saw a statue of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and also the writer Thomas Carlyle. There is also an ornate water fountain near Albert Bridge and ornate larmpstands dated 1874.
Written September 4, 2016
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,231 contributions
Nice green spaces to relax in when visiting the interesting nearby attractions.
Aug 2015 • Couples
These attractive gardens between Cheyne Walk and Chelsea Embankment are little-known to most visitors to London. Their trees shelter the beautiful Cheyne Walk houses of the rich and famous from the busy embankment road, and the gardens were only begun in the 1870s when the embankment was created.

Although not very wide these gardens occupy a lengthy part of the embankment either side of Albert Bridge, there are flower beds in bloom in spring and summer, plenty is laid to grass, there are several interesting statues/monuments, bench seating and plenty of trees to provide shade when the weather is sunny.

As a native of South-West London I know the area well. Chelsea is such an interesting and historic part of the modern metropolis and many interesting attractions are very close to these gardens. Over the river are views of Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda, houseboats can be seen moored on Cadogan Pier, Chelsea Old Church and the statue of Thomas More are at the western extremity and Chelsea Physic Garden is close by to the east. The National Trust-managed Carlyle's House is just 'inland' from here and those who are fans of the Anglo-American artist and former Chelsea resident James Abbott McNeill Whistler will find a fine statue of him a little further west in the little gardens by Battersea Bridge.
Written February 17, 2016
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