Take a trip to Potters Field Park in London


Address: London, SE1 2AA

Situated in the heart of central London, on the south side of the River Thames next to City Hall, lies the delightful Potters Field Park. With grassy mounds and riverside walks, the park offers one of the last remaining open green spaces in this part of the city.

Many hundreds of people pass through Potters Field Park every day, coming to enjoy the grass, trees, walkways and gardens. The Green Flag-awarded park was extensively landscaped in 2007, turning it into a beautiful oasis of calm in the centre of the capital. It is a popular location for festivals, events and other functions, but at other times of the year, is a place for peaceful solitude.

Potters Field Park is built on an area which was once famous for the production of English Delftware. Religious persecution forced many Dutch potters to flee from Holland in the early 1600s, leading to the formation of The Pickleherring Pottery in 1618. In the 1750s, a number of new wharves were built and two granaries were constructed on the site. When Tower Bridge opened in 1894, the river frontage in the park became home to new warehousing. However the area was radically altered – creating the new park – as part of a redevelopment of the riverside area in 1982.

Events and entertainment options at Potters Field Park London

Potters Fields Park Management Trust, which operates the park, leases the area for functions and other activities to provide vital funds for maintenance. This means there is a packed calendar of events at the park and plenty to attract people’s interest over the course of the year.

Among the events to have been staged at Potters Fields Park over the course of 2015 include:

Potters Field Park

  • Meet Mexico (February 25th-March 11th)
  • Lebara Days of Poland (May 9th)
  • Nightrider London Charity Ride (June 6th-7th)
  • P20 Skin clinic (June 16th)
  • Papa Johns – Guinness World Record Attempt (June 26th)
  • Live in Italian, Live in London (July 3rd-4th)
  • London Bridges Walk (July 12th)
  • London Bridge Live Arts (August 21st-26th)
  • Viet Nam Discovery Festival (September 12th-13th)

Details of events for 2016 will be announced in due course as bookings are confirmed.

On a number of days during the year, Potters Fields Park is booked out for filming, with the delightful green space providing a fantastic backdrop for TV shows and movies. The park is also frequently used for photoshoot days.

Attractions nearby Potters Field Park London

A number of leading London attractions are found within close vicinity of Potters Field Park, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a combined day out. Among the add-on options for tourists visiting the park – or one of the many events that are staged there – include the following:

  • The Tower of London
  • HMS Belfast
  • The Shard
  • Design Museum
  • Fashion and Textile Museum
  • St Katherine’s Dock
  • London Bridge Experience

Parking nearby Potters Field Park

If you are arriving at Potters Field Park by car or another road vehicle, the closest car parks are as follows:

  • Q-Park Butlers Wharf, 46-50 Gainsford Street, Southwark (4-minute walk)
  • Union Car Parks, 70-78 St. Thomas Street, Bankside (6-minute walk)
  • Snowsfields NCP, Kipling Street, Bankside, London SE1 (9-minute walk)
  • City Quay Car Park, Thomas More Street, Tower Hamlets (9-minute walk)
  • Union Car Parks, 53 Southwark Street, Bankside (13-minute walk)

Tube stations nearby Potters Field Park

The closest London Underground stations to Potters Field Park are as follows:

  • London Bridge Tube Station on the Jubilee and Northern lines (6-minute walk)
  • Borough Tube Station on the Northern Line (13-minute walk)
  • Bermondsey Tube Station on the Jubilee Line (15-minute walk)

For visitors arriving by mainline rail, the nearest station is London Bridge (6-minute walk)