This rather plain riverside garden
was laid out in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of
Queen Elizabeth II.
Sculptures in the gardens include
a memorial to the International Brigade who fought in the
Spanish Civil War from 1936-39.
In the summer the Jubilee Gardens
are a venue for concerts and festivals and also provide a
popular picnic spot for workers from nearby offices.
A huge new addition to the riverfront
here is the London
Eye that now stands beside the gardens. Visitors
to the Jubilee Gardens can admire the fantastic structure,
cantilevered out over the river, and watch as it slowly revolves.
Passengers get on and off whilst the Eye is in motion.
Opened in 2000, the observation wheel is one of London's most
Jubilee Gardens may disappear
if the plans to redevelop the South Bank are carried out.