Created in Victorian times: Victoria Tower Gardens, London, UK

London, UK, images; Victoria Tower Gardens, address: Millbank, SW1P 3JA, nearest Underground Station/public transport: Westminster Station

Victoria Tower Gardens and Buxton Memorial viewed from Millbank
Victoria Tower Gardens and Buxton Memorial viewed from Millbank
Raised benches in Victoria Tower Gardens facing River Thames
Raised benches in Victoria Tower Gardens facing River Thames

This park along the northern bank of River Thames comprises a lawned triangular space in Westminster bordered by Lambeth Bridge, Millbank, Abingdon Street and the Houses of Parliament featuring a memorial commemorating the abolition of slavery, a sculpture by Rodin and a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst

The view unto River Thames from Victoria Tower Gardens
The view unto River Thames from Victoria Tower Gardens

“Opened to the general public in 1826” – London’s Green Park

"No ball games"-sign in Victoria Tower Gardens
“No ball games”-sign in Victoria Tower Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens were designed in Victorian times, former wharfes had to make way for the new underground sewers; this new public park was named after the nearby Victoria Tower of the Palace of Westminster

Signs of early autumn in Victoria Tower Gardens
Signs of early autumn in Victoria Tower Gardens

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Other interesting, lesser known green spaces in London:

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Egerton Gardens, Brompton

Horniman’s Gardens, Forest Hill

View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards Millbank
View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards Millbank

“Welcome to East Street Market – Birthplace of Charlie Chaplin” in London

View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards the Houses of Parliament/Westminster Palace
View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards the Houses of Parliament/Westminster Palace
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