The Landscape Guide

Bankside Waterfront

The Thames frontage at Bankside was designed by Derek Lovejoy and Partners in the 1970s. The splayed geometry of the landscape design is typical of a period when designers were breaking away from the right-angled geometry of modernism. It introduces variety to the normal linearity of the Thames waterfront and, as an example of landscape planning has two great virtues:

  • access to the beach is allowed
  • there is a pub beside the water

See comment on riverside London's riverside landscape architecture and on Hermitage Wharf

 Bankside, on the south bank of the Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and Southwark Bridge.

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