South Bank London

A view of the London Eye from Jubilee Gardens on a sunny day

Jubilee Gardens

A glorious green haven at the foot of the London Eye.

Opening Hours

Open 24hrs

Contact Info

Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, London, UK

This beautifully landscaped city centre garden was officially opened in 1977 by HRH Queen Elizabeth II who celebrated her silver jubilee in the same year.

The park first appeared on the radar in 1951 when it was the site of the Festival of Britain’s Dome of Discovery. After the dome was dismantled the space then became a car park, before finally being transformed into public gardens. In 2012 the gardens underwent a major transformation and new flower beds and trees, granite pathways, seating edges and an adventure playground were all installed.

The gardens are free to enter and are managed by a not-for-profit trust ensuring that this space remains safe and accessible to the public 24 hours a day and free from commercial events and activity.

A view of the London Eye from Jubilee Gardens on a sunny day

Jubilee Gardens adventure playground

If the kids need to let off some steam you can find one of central London’s best adventure playgrounds in Jubilee Gardens directly behind the London Eye.

There are plenty of fun obstacles for kids to clamber under and over (we'd say this one's best set up for slightly older toddlers and tweens), and sensory sound, vision and touch experiences that are designed to delight children of differing abilities.

Note that there are payable public toilets just next to the gardens - the aptly named 'Jubi-loos'.

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