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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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  • This small park is the perfect place to take a break whilst walking around Westminster. It has a small cafe and toilets, as well as some play equipment for children. I love it because it has lots of b...  read more »
  • The small park is the River Thames in the heart of the historic centre of London Westminster area directly south of the Palace of Westminster on the shore. Just a few metres from the tourist hotspot, comes over the visitors here a peaceful sleep. A few tourists is to get lost here and we could through gasping something and we recover. In the park there are two very interesting monuments, we looked at us in silence. Also, of course, you can enjoy views of the River Thames.
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  • One of the many small green areas of the city. Ideal for a rest stop between a monument and more. Beautiful views of the River Thames
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