The Thames Barrier Park is a 14ha park in London's docklands, named after its location on the north side of the River Thames next to the Thames Barrier. It is intended to aid the regeneration of the area by creating an attractive public space alongside residential and commercial developments. It is adjacent to Pontoon Dock DLR station in the Silvertown area of the London Borough of Newham.Arrange your visit to Thames Barrier Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in London using our London trip itinerary tool.
Alain Provost and Alain Cousseran of Groupe Signes with Patel Taylor won the international competition to design the park in 1995. As the first largely post-modern design in London, the park has a fresh modern look with adventurous planting and dancing water fountains.
The site was built on what was one of the country's most polluted sites, the former PRChemicals factory. Decontaminating the site took many years and was done with painstaking precision.
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I was born and bred in this area and until 6 years ago still lived here. Started coming here in 2001/2002 when the park opened and you would not see a soul up here. Even on a scorching hot day it was.... more »
I love this place, the park itself is very pretty and well maintained, although we went at Christmas, the flower beds were all out of season, so I imagine it's even prettier in the Spring and Summer..... more »
Good Park for walks, dog walks, runs and outdoor activities. There is a small exercise area, which tends to be occupied during summer evenings. Overall good, breezy place for outdoor activities and picnics by the river. Usually its not crowded and you should be able to find ample space
Nice clean park, great for picnic. Playground is good too. you see planes taking off every so often, kids loved it. Only downside is parking, it’s very limited and hard to find and quite expensive.
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