Green spaces near Tower Bridge

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Wednesday 4 May 2005 2.31pm

My wife and I are moving to Shad Thames area in Summer, and will have a very young baby with us. Can anyone recommend some green spaces - squares, parks, etc, nearby? We know of Potters Field (and hope it's not going to be built over), but little else.

many thanks

Wednesday 4 May 2005 3.35pm
There are lots of parks within walking distance ... eastwards you'll get to Southwark Park: it is huge and has a great playground for children (plus duckpond) - there's also a daily One o'clock club. You could walk along River towards it but you'll need to cross Jamaica Road to get to it.

There is a park (with tennis courts and another playground) on Bermondsey Street; another with playground and gardens on Leathermarket St (this also is the home of Bermondsey Village Hall where there are lots of childrens activities throughout the week); another on Long Lane close to the bottom of Bermondsey Street, again with a playground.

Eastwards along the river from Shad Thames towards Rotherhithe, there is also a big park area (with another playground).

A short hop on the Jubilee line from London Bridge to Westminster, you can get on foot to St James's Park (with a fantastic - and child friendly Inn on the Park restaurant/cafe); this then leads almost seamlessly into Green Park; and then onto Hyde Park.

There is also the whole of the South Bank area (great for pram pushing) - green space in front of the Tate Modern ... and by the London Eye.

Hope you enjoy the summer here!

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