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Thames Barrier Park, London

#43 of 159 in Parks in London
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 and Alain Cousseran 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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  • I was travelling on the DLR when I saw this from the window and decided to investigate. It's just next to Pontoon Dock station which is one stop before London City Airport on the line to Woolwich Arse...  more »
  • First of all, this listing is confusing. The Thames Barrier Park is on the north shore of the river, in Silvertown near London City Airport. The Pontoon Dock DLR station is right next to it. It's a pr...  more »
  • OK this is a place I wanted to look at for the Shear Engineering Achievement but unfortunately the visitor centre was closed so my advice is check on there website if your planning a visit and also it...  more »
  • A great river side park that offer ample amount of space and quite atmosphere. It is especially beautiful during sunny days and the Riverside makes awesome spectacle. A must visit for residents on the south side of Thames.
  • Great park which faces the Thames on its south side and as it's name suggests is next to the Thames flood barrier across the river. A great place for picnics when the weather allows, also has a children's play area with several different pieces of equipment. Best accessed via DLR at pontoon dock station but please note that the car park no longer exists as they are building flats on it now.
  • Lovely park to visit overlooking Thames River. The only drawback is new construction happening where there was car park before. Also, nice play area for kids and a cafe present in the park too.
  • I love this park, it's clean, quiet, has nice scenery and landscape and nature is well taken care of, with a kids play park and exercise section, baketball court and cafe included. I took some lovely shots here on my wedding day. I would have given this place 5 stars but they have got rid of the free car parking to build more housing, which is a shame as I used to be a regular visitor.
  • This park is great, but... I forsee problems in the future. Firstly there is no parking thanks to the genius idea to build flats on the old car park, these flats will be so close to the DLR you'll be able to jump from your window to the station. Secondly this area is undergoing a huge amount of regeneration, which is good but, there are no real improvements in infrastructure.
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