Paddington Basin floating park 'London's first'
A floating park that designers say is the first to be built in London has opened.
The 730 sqm space for up to 120 people, is among buildings in Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal.
It features open lawns, raised borders, seating areas and a separate wildlife island to encourage waterfowl.
It was designed by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gold medallist Tony Woods, who described it as "truly one of a kind".
The pocket park forms part of Merchant Square, which also features kinetic bridges by designers including Thomas Heatherwick, who created the cauldron for the 2012 London Olympics.