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Buxton Memorial Fountain

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Ornate & Beautiful Water Fountain

In all my visits to London, this was my first visit to Victoria Tower Gardens (which are lovely & I... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Very attractive monument

Very attractive monument that reminded me of the Albert Memorial. It is in a beautiful setting in... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

In all my visits to London, this was my first visit to Victoria Tower Gardens (which are lovely & I have done a separate review on) The Buxton Memorial Fountain is very beautiful & very intricately,coloufully decorated. Initially a visitor might think it has something...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This monument to the abolition of slavery is stunning close up due to the large variety of materials used in its construction and artistic methods that have been employed to decorate it.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Very attractive monument that reminded me of the Albert Memorial. It is in a beautiful setting in the park by the river.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

While visiting London again, we had walked through Westminster and then headed around the Houses of Parliament to Victoria Tower Gardens where we took as bit of a break from our busy tourist activities. While in the park, we noticed this ornately and intricately decorated...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The buxton memorial fountain is a memorial and drinking fountain in London that commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834 in Victoria Tower Gardens overlooking The Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The fountain was completed and opened in 1866. Best underground...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 22 July 2017

.... and although it's in a kind of stand alone position it does invite one over for a closer look.... and it doesn't diappoint !! This edifice is named after it's desigenr rather than the Derbyshire spa town up north. It was built in 1834...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a memorial and drinking fountain that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire and commemorates the work of MP Thomas Fowell Buxton. Buxton campaigned against slavery in Parliament and helped to found the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society to abolish slavery...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 29 April 2017

London parks have many dedicated memorials and statues due to it's rich Imperial and Regal history , this is a popular picnic spot.

Thank Ciaran D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A very impressive drinking fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens, on the bank of the Thames (Westminster). It's actually a memorial that commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834. It was originally constructed in Parliament Square, erected at a cost of £1,200....More

1  Thank Marty B
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The memorial fountain is located in Victoria Tower Gardens, towards the Lambeth Bridge side; it was commissioned by Charles Buxton (who was a Member of Parliament) to remember his father’s (Sir Thomas Buxton) and other peoples role in abolishing slavery in the United Kingdom.

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up the road as well. As captivating as the
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