The Victoria Tower Gardens, London

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#40 of 100 in Parks in London
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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  • August 17, 2017
    The gardens are beautiful. Lots of grass to lay on, children's playground and this very ornate but beautiful memorial. A great resting spot. Ice cream is available next to the playground. Great divers...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Now this is an area for a picnic, a game of football or even a lie down, as ever wholly weather dependant. Deceptively spacious and seldom fully occupied it provides an ideal opportunity for a bit of ...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    The area around the Houses of Parliament is very busy so it is lovely to find this oasis of calm right next to the river and right besides the aforementioned building. It is a lovely grassed are with ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place - Quiet, elegant. It is perfect for cycling, walking or in the Summer, lay down on the grass! There are breathtaking views of London!
  • Nice patch of grass to eat lunch on by the river. But cold and bleak during winter, but pleasant in summer, with decent views of Parliament House.
  • A nice place to rest if you're a tourist. But also locals like to walk with their dogs or hang out in the grass.
  • You can sit and relax with thames flowing. Very quiet place.
  • Great view good ice-cream peaceful in chaos

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