The Victoria Tower Gardens, London

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#35 of 183 in Parks in London
Victoria Tower Gardens is a public park along the north bank of the River Thames in London. As its name suggests, it is adjacent to the Victoria Tower, the south-western corner of the Palace of Westminster. The park, which extends southwards from the Palace to Lambeth Bridge, sandwiched between Millbank and the river, also forms part of the Thames Embankment.FeaturesThe park features: A cast of the sculpture The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin, purchased by the British government in 1911 and positioned in the gardens in 1915.A 1930 statue of the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst by Arthur George Walker, now entitled the Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst MemorialThe Buxton Memorial Fountain – originally constructed in Parliament Square, this was removed in 1940 and placed in its present position in 1957. It was commissioned by Charles Buxton MP to commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1834, dedicated to his father Thomas Fowell Buxton, and designed by Gothic architect Samuel Sanders Teulon (1812–1873) in 1865. A stone wall with two modern-style goats with kids – situated at the southern end of the Gardens. From 4 to 11 August 2014 the light installation spectra by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda was situated in the gardens to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
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  • Victoria Gardens is an attractive green space nestled magnificently at the western end of the Palace of Westminster and running up to Lambeth Bridge. It is a beautiful spot on the Thames and arguably....  more »
  • This is a welcome green space with the benefit of the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament on one side and the River Thames on another. It was created between 1864 and 1870 as part of Sir Joseph...  more »
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  • This is one of the most interesting and scenic areas of riverside green in London. Sitting here is great: get up and walk about and Westminster is around and about....a riverside walk is an option left or right, though right is best towards Chelsea. Best though are the statues: Rodin's Burghers of Calais is often on tour, so don't be surprised if only the raised plinth greets a visit. Nearer to Westminster Tower is Emmeline Pankhurst. The one that made Asquith wet himself..
  • A lovely serene garden on the South side of Parliament. The north end has an amazing Rodin sculpture and buildings that access into Parliament, and the Pankhurst statue, and the bottom end of the park a lovely little children’s play area. Really nice and quiet escape from the buzz of the City and Brexit!

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