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Thames Barrier Park, London

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    Conveniently situated next to Pontoon Dock DLR station, this riverside park was opened in the year 2000 after a heavily polluted site of a chemical company was decontaminated and reused. Since we reme...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Lovely quiet park worth visiting to escape the city traffic and fast paced life style. Great views of the Thames  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Don't know where to start with this park it's just great my kids love this park I'm always here and spend all day over there as there is so much grass to sit on you can just sit and chill  more »
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  • One of our favourite places. The cafe offers fair-trade decaf Soy lattes and my husband assures me that their homemade carrot cake is the best in London. The park is extremely well maintained and doesn't have the mounds of litter you find in so many of the other London parks. The topiary is exquisite and the children's play area is secluded enough that their joyous fun-filled voices do not intrude on a lazy afternoon sun gaze. Nice clean bathrooms
  • A beautiful area of park out of the way enough to not be overcrowded. Just right to relax and reflect and enjoy a drink in the little cafe, or walk through the garden area that has a wide range of fragrant and colourful flowers ideal for bees and butterflies. The reat view of the Thames Barrier is a bonus. A must do.
  • Really nice and friendly park right next to the river and the Thames Barriers. Very green and well kept. There is also a small basketball court and playground for children. Very family friendly place to visit well connected to public transport.
  • Lovely well kept park with a variety of areas to be, has a children's playground, wide open space as well as hedge lined paths, its very convenient to get to and from on the DLR, as well as having some parking space and has great views of the Thames Barrier. There's also a nice looking Caffè situated within the park. The only downside is that the sheltered area overlooking the Thames Barrier has been blocked off (perhaps for renovation) for the past few years!
  • Nice clean park with big open spaces. Little park area with swings slides climbing frames . nice flower garden area and a little walk near the Thames barrier. Docklands station right next to the park for easy travel and a free carpark

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