Victoria Tower Gardens were made in the 1870s as part of Joseph Bazalgette's creation of a new sewer system for London. Previously, the site had been occupied by wharves. The gardens provide an excellent view of the Victoria Tower, in which parliamentary archives are kept. A row of London Plane trees overhangs the river, linking landscape to riverscape. The gardens are used for 'political' sculpture. Rodin's sculpture The Burghers of Calais (celebrating heroism) and a statue of the suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst. The Buxton Memorial Fountain was moved here from its original site in Parliament Square. It is a commoration of the emancipation of slaves in 1834.
Victoria Tower Gardens, Abingdon Street, Millbank, London, Greater London, England
Free entry at all times