Battersea Park is a large (83 hectares/200 acres) Victorian park, built between 1854 and 1870. It was formally opened in 1858. A major programme of work has recently been completed to restore and refurbish many of the Victorian and Festival of Britain elements of the park. There is much to enjoy. Features include a grand 1 kilometre riverside promenade, magnificent fountains (see below), a large lake (with boating from Easter), lakeside cafe, ornamental and ecological areas, many notable trees, sporting facilities, children's play areas and the Battersea Park Children's Zoo.
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Undoubtedly one of the best parks in London this park has a huge array of facilities and is very well connected.
First, getting here: Battersea Park and Queenstown Road train stations are both 5 minutes away from the park. They are served by trains to/from Victoria and Waterloo respectively. A wide range of buses also serve the park, including the 345, 156, 344, 137, 452 and 49 (see tfl...more
I find myself in Battersea Park three times a week on runs, so am I a fan? Absolutely.
What a gorgeous, giant piece of green right in the middle of London for anyone to explore and enjoy! The park is fairly huge, directly across the river from Chelsea, and directly beside the Battersea Power Station which is such an incredible structure and I am in constant awe of it.
It's, lush and green...more
For those needing to escape the hustle and or bustle of London, there's a green space just for you.
It took about an hour to get out to Battersea Park by tube and train from King's Cross for me, but it was absolutely worth it. THis is a giant green space with everything you could want from a park. Tons of grass and shade! Benches! A monstrous duck pond! Running paths! Playgrounds! Pagodas!...more
There is nothing better than a beautiful park, where you might have the chance to see hundreds of racing sumos!
I managed to be incredibly late for helping Ashley at the jubilee event last weekend...and as I got completely lost, I had a chance to have another look around this lovely park.
Things I love:
- The pagoda! It looks so much more Japanese-y than the one in Kew gardens!
Only experienced a teeny section of the entirety of this huge park. Near the Albert Gate side.
Helped put on part of the Park's Diamond Jubilee Festival and it was a wonderful place. Fairly accessible for me, one tube ride and a bus, but I think you could definitely make a day of it here so yeah why not?more