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The Thames Barrier, London

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2.2/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Signposted from the road you go a few minutes through a small park and Lands exactly on the vantage point. But now, I'm talking about the South side at the InfoCenter. Can be seen by going through a tunnel upstream on both sides the barriers. We were at the sunshine and it was great to take pictures. Learn more in the Info Center. While video, unfortunately only in English, but by the detailed description and a little English knowledge it's okay. Beautiful terrace. A detour worth was real!
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  • The whole day has a 1980s feel about it.There is of course nothing wrong with that! The visitor centre describes it all very accurately.The snack bar was very 1980s.A limited tariffs and almost comple...  read more »
  • Interesting to see - a great feat of engineering - but somewhat undersold, with no access to either the barrier nor its control rooms, and very weather dependent. There are three ways to see the barri...  read more »
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