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Thames Barrier Park

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Address: North Woolwich Road, London E16 2HP, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7476 3741
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This is a real gem of a park, the grounds are really good and it is surprisingly peaceful, especially given how close it is to the city!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real gem of a park, the grounds are really good and it is surprisingly peaceful, especially given how close it is to the city!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A nice small park for a stroll or a picnic. The Thames Barrier itself is very unique to see at a close distance.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you are in the area it is a quiet place to have lunch with the Thames barrier in view. Visiting in December the gardens a little bare but that is just the time of the year, hopefully it would be full of colour from Spring onwards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Arrived quite late - 19.30 - to be by the river at sunset The walk through the sunken garden was enchanting and came as a surprise - almost like being in a maze - but without having to fear getting lost! It was all looking a bit neglected and dry and bare in patches - but we have had so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't like the park just because the grass wasn't cut.But I liked that there was a lot of space..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It's a very well kept park and has a cafe too, toilets were under refurbishment at the time we went but portaloos were available. There is a free car park too which is a huge plus if you're driving. It's quite small but great for a little picnic or just a to chill. I'm surprised it's not busier and there's... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I visited here on the spur of the moment having spyed it from the adjacent DLR Pontoon Dick station. The walk through it down to the river is pleasant enough but the park shows definite signs of neglect. The sunken garden and the fountain area is closed off and the garden hasn't had any attention for seemingly ages. The cafe... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I came across this place whilst looking for summer picnic places in London. I wanted somewhere where you could sit on the grass with some sort of view, toilets and potentially a cafe nearby, as well as parking. The Thames barrier park ticked all these boxes. It was really nice to sit on the large grassed area with the interesting... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A lovely peaceful park with a great view of the Thames Barrier. There is a beautifully kept, landscaped area with lovely flowers and hedges shaped like undulating hills and a natural meadow area which you can walk through and see insects and butterflies. A great educational opportunity too and indeed on the day of our visit there were parties of... More 

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Thames barrier park is a nice relaxing place, the park itself is kept very well and there is one area that has plants and hedges of different shapes, sizes and colours. It's very pretty and you can walk around them. There is also a play area fir younger children. You can also see the Thames barrier, which is a... More 

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