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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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  • This is a public park overlooking the River Thames and the Thames Flood Barrier. A quiet space with nice landscaping and greenery it is also a good picnic spot with nice views of the Thames Flood Barr...  more »
  • Clean and lovely park. Nice view of The Thames Barrier. The cafe is a good place to stop for a drink. Close to the DLR and has a good sized car park.  more »
  • This park is my regular dog walking and ball playing venue, seen almost daily in all weathers throughout the year. I love how the feel changes with the time of year and as the different growing season...  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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