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iVisit.... Victoria Tower Gardens

  • Victoria Tower Gardens London SW1P 3JA United Kingdom (map)
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Victoria Tower Gardens, officially opened in 1914, lies at the heart of Westminster, bordered by the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Millbank and Lambeth Bridge.

Visit The Buxton Memorial which celebrates the abolition of slavery and commemorates the work of the MP Thomas Fowell Buxton. 

The Horseferry Playground in Victoria Tower Gardens features a sandpit, swings, a wide slide, dance chimes and a water play installation designed to represent the River Thames. It is suitable for children aged between 0 and 12 years.

The Burghers of Calais, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, represents the idea of freedom from oppression. It tells the story of the siege of Calais in 1347, during the Hundred Years War.

And The Emmeline Pankhurst Memorial, the leader of the suffragettes who campaigned for women's right to vote. She died in 1928, a month before all adult women could finally vote in elections.

Earlier Event: February 20
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Later Event: February 22
iVisit.... Swing Patrol