Looking across the park's sunken garden towards the Thames Barrier.

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Thames Barrier Park is one of London's riverside parks. 

Thames Barrier Park was designed by landscape architect Allain Provost (Groupe Signes) of Paris and architects Patel Taylor of London. Remarkably, the park was created on a site that once housed petrochemical and acid works on the Thames riverbank. The contaminated soil was covered with a 6 foot layer of crushed concrete to protect the new soil laid on top. Since its opening the park has won design awards in the UK and USA.

The parks design features 32 fountains in a stone courtyard and family facilities including children’s play and picnic areas. The fountains are temporarily closed while development works take place at Pontoon Dock.

One of the most eye-catching features of the park is the 'Green Dock', a 130 foot long sunken garden running diagonally through the park that is intended as a reminder of the site's dockland heritage. The 'Green Dock' provides a wind protected microclimate for a variety of plants and wildlife.

Two bridges cross the Green Dock and reveal vistas across the colourful, scented gardens. The park also boasts extensive lawns that are crossed by gravel pathways and bordered by yew and maygreen hedges.

The park is carefully tended to display variety throughout the year, and provide a welcome habitat for birds and insects.

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  • Free Entry


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Smoking not allowed

Map & Directions

Thames Barrier Park


North Woolwich Road, Royal Docks, London, E16 2HP
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Opening Times

Opening Hours: (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday07:00 - 16:30

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