"at the Embankment entrance"
in London refers to the land on the north side of the river Thames
, which is divided into two sections, Victoria and Chelsea Embankments. Prior to the mid-nineteenth century, the shore of the Thames was marshy ground, meaning that no buildings could be constructed there and the city had to be removed from the water. Various plans were developed, and the Embankment was begun in 1862 to the design of Joseph Bazalgette
. It included sewers, the underground, a road and riverside walkway behind a retaining wall of granite. The Embankment construction saved 22 acres of land and brought the Thames right into the heart of London.
One of the entrances to the Savoy Hotel leads onto Victoria Embankment.