Victoria Tower Gardens
London, SW1P 3JA
Free to all
Created in the 1870s as part of Joseph Bazalgette's creation of a new sewer system for London, the gardens provide an excellent view of the Victoria Tower, the square tower near Big Ben which houses the parliamentary archives.
The Victoria Tower stands at the House of Lords side of the Palace of Westminster, and the gardens are immediately to the west. In addition to the ArtFunded Rodin sculpture The Burghers of Calais, there is a statue of Emily Pankhurst and a fountain commemorating the end of slavery.
The space has a small playground at the bridge end and a central obelisk feature in the middle. Raised seats provide views across the river.