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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 park area that is dog friendly (kept on leads). It has a kiosk which serves snacks and drinks which is open during the summer months and a fun children's play park. There is seating along the river Thames shaded beneath trees.
  • Spent some time in the evening. Very soothing and comfortable time it was :)
  • Nice relaxing spot with good views. A small piece of quite right in the heart of the city
  • A lovely little park and kept our son entertained for nearly an hour while we had a break from the tourist attractions.
  • Nice little park on the river. Good playground for kids

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