Embankment tube stationEmbankment tube station
is served by the Circle Line
, District Line
, Northern Line
and Bakerloo Line
. The station has two entrances, one on the Victoria Embankment
and the other on Villiers Street which leads up to the Strand
. It is in zone 1.
On the Northern and Bakerloo Lines it is between Waterloo and Charing Cross. On the Circle and District lines it is between Westminster and Temple.
It was opened on March 10, 1906 on the Bakerloo Line, as Charing Cross, and was renamed Embankment (after a brief time as Charing Cross Embankment) on September 12, 1976, so that the merged Strand and Trafalgar Square tube stations could be named Charing Cross tube station.
Above the station is Hungerford Bridge which gives rail and pedestrian access to the South Bank and the Royal Festival Hall.
This station serves the Thames river side, Trafalgar Square, the Strand and Charing Cross.
The Charing Cross-Embankment-Strand conundrum explains the various names of the tube stations in this area.