Bench spotting on the Embankment

Just taking a seat down at Embankment brings great wonder. These fantastic Sphinx benches near to Cleopatra’s Needle were designed by British architect George John Vuillamy (1817-1886) and produced by Z. D. Berry & Son of Regent Street.

The benches actually predate the needle by 1 year. Vuillamy also designed the pedestal and Sphinx statues at the foot of the needle as well as the wonderful sturgeon wrapped street lamps along the river.

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