Bronze bust in a niche of an architectural façade with the motto FLVMINI VINCVLA POSVIT ("he put the river in chains"), referring to Bazalgette's construction of London's sewers, which also resulted in the creation of the Embankment.
sir JOSEPH BAZALGETTE cb
Engineer of the London Main Drainage System
and of this Embankment born 1819 died 1891
Unveiled 6 November 1901.
George Blackall Simonds (Reading 1843 - Bradfield 1929),