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 Walker, now entitled the Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst MemorialThe 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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  • If you need a brief escape from all the "hubbub" of Westminster, tuck behind the Palace of Westminster to find this elongated park where students and families are studying and taking picnic lunches on...  more »
  • These lovely quiet little gardens are just north of the river just by Westminster & not too far from Parliament Square. You get some good & different views of the river and Westminster from here. This...  more »
  • This is a nice garden with good views along the River Thames and a couple of fabulous statues. There is a toilet (20 pence) at the West end and a café (not always open) plus a playground for young chi...  more »
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  • Nice little hidden spot south of the Houses of Parliament. Large open grassy areas and benches along the waters edge. If you're lucky you may see some new organisations filming interviews with political pundits and others.
  • Very clean and well maintained. Small park in a beautiful part of London by the river Thames and Parliament. Will visit again.
  • Nice place in the middle of a very busy area. Can be tranquil at times. Good place to just take a break. Small cafe on site. London prices but as you should expect
  • A royal park just next to the Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster that has a very serene and tranquil setting. The many tourists attractions nearby makes the entire environment within scenic and picturesque!
  • Lovely park just by the Houses of Parliament. Great place to stop and have a bite to eat if you have got yourself some food. Not very far away from Strutton Ground's food market, so if you don't fancy eating in a restaurant that's a good place to pick up food to eat in the park. Small playground for children at the side furthest away from Victoria Tower. Overall, a nice little park to have a stroll through or to sit down and have a bite to eat.
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