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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 »
  • Beautiful and quiet place. Plenty of space for a picnic with great views. The mini playground is just right for the young ones. Perfect place for a break if riding on the Thames Cycle Route 1 along the Thames River.
  • This is a nice park a few minutes walk from Pontoon dock Station. It doesn't seem very busy it is quite peaceful until the planes fly over (it is on the flight path!). The landscaped garden is pretty and you have a good view of the Thames Barrier. There is a cafe with public toilets, the playground has lots to do and is for children under 14. There are picnic benches dotted around the park
  • This small park provides a good location for viewing the Thames Barrier without having to go across the river to the Thames Barrier Information Centre. Unfortunately, the immediate vicinity of the park is being redeveloped. The area in front of the park that used to be a car park is no longer there and is currently a building site for what will presumably be more flats. I am not car owner, but I can see that this will make accessing the view of the Thames Barrier significantly more time consuming for people north of the river.
  • A beautiful park and beautiful garden. Really nice walk, however there are building works around the area. We stopped at the cafe and had a snack enjoying the lovely park view and then we walked to view also Thames barrier , very impressed !
  • Beautiful gem in the middle of Silvertown Docklands. Good scenery, lots of green and definitely a worthwhile place for chilling out/ zoning out / clearing your head.

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