About the park

London is the greenest major city in Europe and the third greenest city of its size in the world.

Offering 14 hectares of green space with modern and creative landscaping and planting, The Thames Barrier Park was the first riverside park to be built in London for over 50 years and opened in 2000.

The result of a collaboration between landscape architects Allain Provost and Alain Cousseran of Paris, and Patel Taylor of London, the park makes a contemporary cultural statement, linking with its riverside context and industrial heritage. The park creates an appropriate and sculptural foreground for the Thames Flood Barrier located just behind.

The park can be visited during daylight hours and will be open as normal throughout construction of the new development at Pontoon Dock. While work is underway to create a fittingly impressive, new step-free entrance, alternative access routes will be clearly signposted.

The Pavilion Café, with its minimal design featuring concrete, glass and metal, is designed to complement its contemporary surroundings. The café will also remain open during construction works, and is the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee, pastry or sandwich while taking in the exceptional views of the park and the Thames Barrier beyond. The café is open 10am-6pm on weekdays and 9.30am-7.30pm at weekends.