Victoria Embankment showing Somerset House London The Victoria Embankment is part of the Thames Embankment designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in the s to accommodate a modern sewer system as well as providing a thoroughfare along the river and relieving traffic congestion on Fleet Street and the Strand First built for Lord Protector Somerset in Somerset House was the first Renaissance palace in England It was given to Anne of Denmark in and was known as Denmark House until It was substantially rebuilt to designs by Sir William Chambers in the late th century at which time the Thames flowed up to the palaces frontage Somerset House was the home of many royal societies in the th and th centuries From it housed the offices of the General Register of Births Deaths and Marriages
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