Southwark Park is located in Rotherhithe, in central South East London, and is managed by the London Borough of Southwark. It first opened in 1869 by the Metropolitan Board of Works as one of its first parks. It was designed by Alexander McKenzie and covers 63 acres (250,000 m2). It takes its name from being in what was the old Parliamentary constituency of Southwark at the time of its opening.Make Southwark Park part of your personalized London itinerary using our London trip itinerary planning website.
It received £2.5 million from the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund in 1998 which enabled large parts of the park to be refurbished. The park is protected by Fields in Trust through a legal "Deed of Dedication" safeguarding the future of the space as public recreation land for future generations to enjoy.
Southwark Park Reviews
I had often driven past the park, but never stopped and gone in. Given, in the current situation, that I am exercising in parks more than ever before, I thought it would be a good place to explore... more »
LOCATION. This is the gallery of Southwark Park, marked simply as “Art Gallery” in the park’s maps. (Not to be confused with the neglected family child, “Dilston Gallery”.) Nearest station: Surrey... more »
A delightful place for a Sunday afternoon walk with a beautiful formal garden dedicated to Ada Salter who campaigned for the parks creation. It is also home to not one but two excellent galleries showing contemporary art. The lake is lovely too but works were being carried out so we weren't sure if boating was still possible.
Lovely Park with old trees and and a little lake, great playground for young and older kids. There are lots of places to have a lovely picnic and one whole round walking takes about 45mins. There is one kiosk to buy ice creams, sandwiches or coffee and the lodge space yoga studio has a cafe with garden into the Park. Super relaxing. The only thing bothering me are people who just leave their rubbish behind. Like I wanted to let my kids play in the natural area but couldn't as there is broken glass, cigarette buds and all kind of rubbish people leave behind.
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