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“Pleasant walk and an impressive (and oddly familiar) sight”

Thames Barrier Park
Ranked #460 of 1,631 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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New England
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260 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Pleasant walk and an impressive (and oddly familiar) sight”
Reviewed 9 October 2011

I felt compelled to come out to see the Thames Barrier while visiting London. I had seen it so often featured in tv shows (MI-5, Doctor Who) and was impressed by the whole concept of it. Also, I wanted to get out on the water in London. The ferries are a wonderful way to get around, but the schedules and locations and pricing is baffling. However, we eventually managed to get there, and enjoyed the walk along the Thames, and were not disappointed with the sight of the huge barrier structure, gleaming in the sun. There is also a very basic cafe.

Visited June 2011
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 4 September 2010

Visit the park and walk along the Thames path. Don't turn up after 4.00 p.m. as they close the car park and you could be stuck. Great in the fternoon when the sun is on the barrier.

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