Playground reopens 12 noon until 6pm daily

Jubilee Gardens reopening opening times and keep 2m distance

We’re delighted to announce that the Jubilee Gardens adventure playground reopens today, Thursday 1st October.

Now open from 12 noon until 6 pm every day until further notice.

Please use hand sanitiser before entering and when leaving the playground, and follow the rules which are clearly signposted to help keep everyone safe.

But most of all, welcome back and have some fun!

London’s ‘busiest playground’ re-launches on the South Bank

Jubilee Gardens’ playground – used by more than half a million children every year – has received a makeover thanks to £80,000 funding from Lambeth Council.

Jubilee Gardens

Jubilee Gardens Trust welcomed leader of Lambeth Council Cllr Jack Hopkins, and Mayor Cllr Ibrahim Dogus, to mark the official re-launching of the playground that originally opened in 2012.

After seven years of wear and tear from such heavy use, the playground’s most recent makeover saw a much-needed £80,000 upgrade, including a new safety surface and new equipment to improve the play value for younger children.

The cost of the makeover was met by Lambeth Council, using funding secured by the Council through the adjacent Southbank Place development.


Cllr Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council, said: “It’s great to be here on Jubilee Gardens and to see how they are enjoyed by so many thousands of people as a break from the busy South Bank.

“The council is delighted to support the playground improvements which will benefit local residents and visitors alike. The extraordinary success of the South Bank is vitally important to Lambeth and its economy.

“The council is very supportive of the Jubilee Gardens Trust in its work to maintain the Gardens to the highest possible standard.”

Jubilee Gardens Trust

Unusually, for a prime Central London open space, Jubilee Gardens is managed by a small locally based charitable trust, comprising representatives of local residents, businesses and adjacent landowners.

The Gardens are maintained to a high standard and are extremely popular with local residents, employees and visitors to the area from London, the UK and all over the world – some 8 million a year.

Alex Valenzuela, General Manager for Jubilee Gardens Trust, added: “We are very excited to unveil our newly refurbished playground. This was a collaborative effort with our playground supplier Timberplay and our contractor Gavin Jones, to create a superb playground that children can enjoy in this remarkable location.” 


Ted Inman, Chair of the Jubilee Gardens Trust, said: “A safe, welcoming environment for children is imperative for all major cities, and we are exceptionally proud to boast one of Britain’s best-used playgrounds.

“Jubilee Gardens and its newly re-vamped playground offers a much-needed open space amidst the hustle and bustle of this busy city, and its popularity is testament to it being loved by residents, visitors and businesses alike.

“Lambeth Council is a key partner in our efforts to look after the Gardens and we really appreciate Lambeth’s support for these much-needed playground improvements. We will continue to work closely with the Council to ensure that we maintain Jubilee Gardens as a jewel in the crown of the South Bank.”

The Jubilee Gardens Trust, Southbank Centre and other key local stakeholders, in conjunction with Lambeth Council, are now looking at opportunities to extend the Gardens by some 40% onto the adjacent Hungerford Car Park, a rare opportunity to deliver a major increase in high quality green space in Central London.

Playground Installation

jubilee gardens playground

Please note that from 24 June for 3 weeks the Jubilee Gardens playground area will be closed for some very exciting renovation.

Stay tuned for what’s going to be a brilliant re-opening!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Gavin Jones LTD awarded maintenance contract at JGT

We are pleased to announce that, as of November 2017, Gavin Jones Ltd have been awarded the grounds maintenance contract at Jubilee Gardens.

Established in 1919, Gavin Jones Limited specialises in a full range of professional landscape management services, with a reputation for the exceptional quality of service and horticultural craftsmanship, and a portfolio of work which includes Pottersfield Park and London Bridge City.

Through working closely with the Trust, we are confident that Gavin Jones Ltd will help Jubilee Gardens achieve its full potential.