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Thames Barrier Park

Thames Barrier Park
Described as 'the first riverside park to be built in London for over 50 years' the Thames Barrier Park was opened in 2000. The design was by landscape architect Allain Provost (Groupe Signes) of Paris and architects Patel Taylor of London. The green trench running through the park was intended as a reminder of the site's dockland heritage. It provides a sheltered microclimate for a 'rainbow garden' - strips of coloured plants. A Pavilion of Remembrance near the River commemorates local people who died in the Second World War. The park is framed by housing but, for reasons of security, there is a substantial security fence between the park and the housing. The most dramatic feature of the park is its view of the Thames Flood Barrier.

Barrier Point Road (Off North Woolwich Rd), London, Greater London, England, E16 2HP

Daily. Open from 7am.

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  • over 3 years by diane 4 / 5

    had a lovely day in the park it is very clean and tidy, lovely place by the thames to relax the sunken garden is lovely plenty of flowers to see,plenty of benches to sitdown and it is wheelchair friendly, will go back to revisit and have recommended to our friends.
  • almost 4 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    This park is a calm and peaceful find, interesting and beautiful
  • almost 7 years by Helen 4 / 5

    I visited the Thames barrier gardens today & was delighted with them. I especially liked the areas where wild flowers are allowed to grow. The undulating hedges are wonderful.

    I cannot say the same about the cafeteria. It left much to be desired, both in customer service & what was on offer, and the toilets are so tiny that anyone over a certain size would not be able to use them! (I refer to the ladies' one.) But all in all, a very pleasant afternoon out.

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