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Thames Barrier Park, London

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
The Thames Barrier Park is a 14ha park in London's docklands, named after its location on the north side of the River Thames next to the Thames Barrier. It is intended to aid the regeneration of the area by creating an attractive public space alongside residential and commercial developments. It is adjacent to Pontoon Dock DLR station in the Silvertown area of the London Borough of Newham.Alain Provost of Groupe Signes with Patel Taylor won the international competition to design the park in 1995. As the first largely post-modern design in London, the park has a fresh modern look with adventurous planting and dancing water fountains.The site was built on what was one of the country's most polluted sites, the former PRChemicals factory. Decontaminating the site took many years and was done with painstaking precision.
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  • A nice small park for a stroll or a picnic. The Thames Barrier itself is very unique to see at a close distance. 
  • If you are in the area it is a quiet place to have lunch with the Thames barrier in view. Visiting in December the gardens a little bare but that is just the time of the year, hopefully it would be fu...  read more »
  • Arrived quite late - 19.30 - to be by the river at sunset The walk through the sunken garden was enchanting and came as a surprise - almost like being in a maze - but without having to fear getting lo...  read more »
  • Beautiful park on the bank of the river. A small play area for the little ones. A DLR station outside the park, city airport nearby. Brilliant location. Cafe is good too and very reasonable prices.
  • Beautifully laid-out park with great views of the Thames flood barrier. Nice cafe with baby change facilities. Ample free parking.
  • I was disappointed by my first visit to the park today. The amazing wavy hedge has a lot of dead clippings on the top, and several dead parts have not been re-planted. The paths need sweeping and rubbish bins emptying.The wooden decking is rotting and untidily fenced off in a large central area. The cafe has smeary windows and is scruffy with a very poor selection of cakes and ripped and shabby hand-written posters. This lovely park needs proper care and attention. How sad that a new and very popular park is not getting the attention and care it needs. Why were the decking areas not replaced in time for a lovely sunny easter weekend? (not a good call by the landscaper either!) Maybe the park could get a "friends" group going to help with garden tasks or raise money?????
  • Postmodern landscaping; all acute angles, shapes, contours and 40 shades of green, all well maintained. DLR Pontoon Dock on doormat. Thames Barrier a dramatic backdrop.
  • A very nice park! Thames by its side & a view of the Barriers on Thames! Must visit during Summer time.
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