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The Victoria Tower Gardens, London

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Victoria Tower Gardens is a public park along the north bank of the River Thames in London. As its name suggests, it is adjacent to the Victoria Tower, the south-western corner of the Palace of Westminster. The park, which extends southwards from the Palace to Lambeth Bridge, sandwiched between Millbank and the river, also forms part of the Thames Embankment.FeaturesThe park features: A cast of the sculpture The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin, purchased by the British government in 1911 and positioned in the gardens in 1915.A 1930 statue of the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst by Arthur George WalkerThe Buxton Memorial Fountain – originally constructed in Parliament Square, this was removed in 1940 and placed in its present position in 1957. It was commissioned by Charles Buxton MP to commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1834, dedicated to his father Thomas Fowell Buxton, and designed by Gothic architect Samuel Sanders Teulon (1812–1873) in 1865. A stone wall with two modern-style goats with kids – situated at the southern end of the Gardens. From 4 to 11 August 2014 the light installation "Spectra" by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda was situated in the gardens to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
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  • The Park is located on the banks of the River Thames, next to the English Parliament ... a must for a slight rest and admire the lovely view and take pictures, the River Thames, from Westminster Bridge, Big Ben and the London Eye.
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  • Another spectacular city garden in London which is a very easy peaceful walk with great foliage and views. There are so many pretty well tended gardens spanning this area.  more »
  • The Victoria Tower Garden you certainly come to finish to see Westminster Abbey and Parliament and your mind is still boiling. I urge you to go refuel calm in The Victoria Tower Garden which is adjacent to the Victoria tower of the Palace of Westminster. You can sit and watch the River Thames in a simple and enchanting site. It seems that The Victoria Tower Garden is a place created so that members come to decompress after a stormy parliamentary session. You can enjoy the discreet charm of this public park, the Buxton Memorial Fountain and catch your breath. A playground for children is available for those who still have the energy to spend.
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