King Edward Memorial Park (also known as Shadwell Park, King Edward VII Memorial Park)7870

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

King Edward Memorial Park occupies the site of the former Shadwell Fish Market Estate. Features include a bowling green.

History

The site was acquired by the King Edward VII Memorial London Committee following the King's death in 1910. It was laid out with bowling greens, playgrounds, flower gardens, a bandstand, riverside promenade and a long balustraded terrace overlooking the park on the north boundary. A memorial to the King was placed on this terrace at the top of a flight of steps leading to the main area of the park. It was opened to the public on 24 June 1922 by King George V.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am - dusk.

Directions

London Overground/DLR: Shadwell
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century