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Battersea Park

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  • The folks at Time Out London and The Guardian like this place. Would you agree?
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  • The Guardian
    "fascinating place with views of the Thames"(7 Tips)
    Jenya S.
    "Easily the most beautiful and versatile park in London."(4 Tips)
    StJohn D.
    "Great park for kids - adventure playground, kids zoo, acres of grass for ball games &..."(3 Tips)
    Hollie H.
    "pond behind the pump house"(3 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
  • picnics
  • thames
  • park in london
  • fresh air
  • scenic views
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  • prima f.
    prima filiMarch 10, 2015
    One of my favourite parks in London, some lanes for slowly biking and taking in nice weather. Has also a mini zoo, a pagoda, lakes, botanical gardens and view to the Thames so it's very cool
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "A fascinating place with views of the Thames, an art gallery by the lake, a children's zoo, and a a free group skate every dry Saturday at 10.30am, starting at the Japanese Peace Pagoda..." Read more
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesFebruary 17, 2016
    A huge park that's perfect for talking long walks along the Thames. Nice fresh air, fields for picnics and scenic views of Albert Bridge. What more could you want from a park?
  • MartinaYY
    MartinaYYJuly 1, 2015
    Worth visiting. I went during Formula E final and is quite impressive. Very good for a weekend afternoon with friends and family.
  • Stella
    StellaAugust 12, 2015
    I love to see in the lake, swans, geese, ducks and their babies. The playground is amazing and the new cafe next to, the big fountain and beautiful green areas to walk.
  • John H.
    John HobbsApril 5, 2016
    So many lovely things to see for free: art gallery, secluded lake, flower garden. Also, smooth tarmac circular road perfect for cycling/skating/jogging
  • Jenya S.
    Jenya SJuly 13, 2016
    London's best kept secret. Easily the most beautiful and versatile park in London. Go Ape zip line, lake, kiddy zoo and art gallery amongst other things.
  • Tonis A.
    Tonis ArroOctober 23, 2015
    Definitely one of the greatest parks in London, you can spend a full day there with kids or yourself. Kids, pond, adventure trail etc.
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    Behind the Pump House is a statue of a brown dog. In 1985 it replaced the original, removed in 1910 when it became a focus of riots between medical students and animal rights campaigners.
  • National Maritime M.
    Brainchild of ship's carpenter Thomas Cubitt, the park is built on 750k tons of Surrey Docks mud. The walls include ship ballast stones salvaged from the river at Greenwich. Find your maritime story Read more
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CJune 9, 2014
    There's a lot to do here, it's a great space alongside the river, well maintained and good for every type of visitor
  • Jutta K.
    Jutta K.May 11, 2013
    The brown dog is located NEAR the English Garden, on a small wooden path north of it.
  • Arnaud D.
    Arnaud DaupeuxJuly 5, 2015
    Lovely park where you can skate, run, picnic and do everything you wish to do, even Go Ape in a while !
  • Ramão J.
    Great park! Don't miss the Chinese pagoda by the river. The park is even more beautiful during the summer.
  • Hollie H.
    Hollie HoldenJune 16, 2012
    Sit by the pond behind the pump house for a peaceful and relaxing lunch, plenty of benches and grassy areas for picnics
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    Originally called Battersea Fields, this is where the Duke of Wellington fought a duel with the Earl of Winchelsea in 1829 over the issue of giving civil rights to Catholics. Both men missed.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LutonNovember 7, 2016
    Beautiful park. Have walked through here during the day as well as attended the 5th November 2016 Guy Fawkes bonfire (and fireworks) night which was awesome!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 12, 2015
    This park is about to overtaken by the battersea and American embassy developments. Get down soon before it becomes crowded with people. Cars pay to park here,
  • StJohn D.
    StJohn DeakinsJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great park for kids - adventure playground, kids zoo, acres of grass for ball games & picknicks, tennis courts, feed the ducks or hire a row boat on the lake.
  • Stepan R.
    Stepan RogerNovember 17, 2014
    Very well kept and full of hidden gems. Great for jogging and cycling or just strolling
  • Paolo T.
    Paolo TagliaferriAugust 27, 2012
    One of the few parks in Central London that are very close to the Thames, which makes it unique!
  • Elias G.
    Elias Gerstmayr4 days ago
    Beautiful and extensive park stretching at the Thames, ideal for a stroll at the river or a nice picnic
  • Ginevra V.
    Ginevra VillaDecember 23, 2014
    Beautiful and peaceful park along Thames River. Don' t miss Albert Bridge illuminated at night!
  • Kevan D.
    Kevan DavisNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Along the path east of Henry Moore's "Three Standing Figures" is the largest hybrid strawberry tree in Britain. No strawberries, though.
  • B
    BNovember 19, 2016
    Come for a walk or jog, or simply to admire the pagoda...
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CoveyJuly 12, 2015
    One of the loveliest parks in London and very surprisingly it has a lovely continental feel.
  • Emma H.
    Emma HutterNovember 22, 2014
    The Children's Zoo is amazing, a real hidden Jem in the middle of the park!
  • Mikey
    MikeyJune 1, 2015
    Family friendly, has a small lake for rowing and a proper outdoor gym facilities.
  • A
    ADecember 31, 2015
    Lovely place for a stroll by the river or a spot of running. Beautiful on a warm summer's evening.
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    It was in Battersea Park in 1864 that the first ever match under Football Association rules was played. One team was picked by the President of the FA, the other by the Secretary.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 12, 2015
    Great for fresh air, flowers, casual walks, and outdoor sports.
  • Nora K.
    Nora KNovember 1, 2016
    Best playground in london! My kid really enjoyed his time there.
  • The Style PA
    The Style PAAugust 28, 2012
    If taking the car, take plenty of change for the parking. It's quite expensive. Or you can use the Park mobile app on your phone.
  • Kriss L.
    Kriss LAugust 2, 2015
    Great place for everyone and weekend chillout :-) sport places, boats, Caffè
  • Kenny Z.
    Kenny ZoJuly 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is full of hidden scenic settings. Love it.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LambertJuly 14, 2013
    Cosy park, maybe a bit crowdy at some point...
  • Hanna B.
    Hanna BragerJanuary 16, 2016
    Enjoy fresh air and the scenic views! Bring a picnic lunch in the summertime 🌿✨
  • Ross G.
    Ross GroomJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Mini golf was a good laugh but busy when it's sunny - had to wait around for the kids in front.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 12, 2015
    The Pagoda offers stunning vistas along the Thames River
  • Maryam M.
    Maryam MustafaMay 13, 2016
    Amazing park !! Full of fun activities for kids and adults !!
  • aminazen -.
    aminazen -----August 6, 2016
    Two lit bridges... mmm, and a jam every sunday by chelsea bridge entrance
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliOctober 24, 2015
    Well kept park on the South side of the Thames
  • Nilson R.
    Nilson RogérioMarch 6, 2015
    Great green space. The pagoda being another icing on this lovely cake.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyFebruary 6, 2016
    Beautiful park with lots to see and do
  • Eunice J.
    Eunice JoungSeptember 8, 2014
    Just opposite side of my apt. Love walking along the river
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AljumaSeptember 8, 2014
    The place to go to for some peace and quiet.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    The park's adventure playground is superb, with plenty of original and imaginatively-built features. Read more
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GordonDecember 5, 2011
    Don't miss the Children's zoo, adventure playground, or the Peace Pagoda.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallAugust 30, 2015
    It's a oasis in the city. Check it now before the Northern line Extension congests the area.
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna SzokeApril 6, 2012
    Gorgeous flower beds and an amazing pagoda on the riverside
  • H S.
    H StoneAugust 5, 2012
    Very nice to take a walk with your camera
  • SalonPad
    SalonPadJune 30, 2012
    Stick to the riverside and enjoy the river life and fresh air.
  • Plamen S.
    Plamen StoyanovSeptember 8, 2013
    Nice park for relax after hard working day ;-)
  • Nash N.
    Nash NaniJune 14, 2016
    Hard to get here but going to the Buddha statue you have a nice view
  • David O.
    David ONeillOctober 30, 2011
    The statue of the little brown dog is on the path around the English Garden, not behind the pump house.
  • Alistair
    AlistairJune 21, 2015
    It could be a great park if it wasn't spoilt by commercial events.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AltamimiOctober 17, 2013
    Family cycling, children zoo, and many peaceful spots.
  • Ed R.
    Ed RayneSeptember 6, 2015
    Lovely for dog walking and running.
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDMarch 20, 2016
    Great park just over the river
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffOctober 6, 2014
    Lots of space and views of the Thames
  • Hon L.
    Hon LeeMay 26, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Great when the weather is very warm 😊
  • James W.
    James WhatleyApril 8, 2016
    Love Battersea Park. Good running spot.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca ShepardMay 28, 2016
    Beautiful scenery, loads to do
  • asli c.
    asli calisirDecember 29, 2014
    omg just sit in the shade and read a good book
  • Danae🔫 V.
    Danae🔫 VarangisMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Awesome for pt sessions 💪
  • Diego C.
    Diego CaravanaMay 27, 2016
    Kids' playground is fantastic!!
  • Adela
    AdelaMay 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect for walks/runs/picnics etc
  • Eleanor M.
    Eleanor MilesJuly 16, 2013
    Lots of grassy, shady areas
  • Nina F.
    Nina FaulhaberDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit the buddhist pagoda
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 28, 2015
    Superb for a picnic!
  • Hanan A.
    My kids love this place so much 💕
  • M D R
    M D RMarch 3
    Another amazing park for an early jog .
  • Krystel J.
    Krystel JusticeDecember 27, 2016
    Wonderful for birdwatching!
  • Anwaar A.
    Anwaar Al-jaafAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to walk
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JenFebruary 22, 2015
    Heaven in London.
  • Becky L.
    Nice afternoon to be had at the antiques and textile fair held here.
  • Leon C.
    Leon CrutchleyJanuary 8, 2010
    TRy running round the park at sunset- great views over river
  • Martine D.
    Martine DybAugust 15, 2015
    Pimms and chill
  • Özden Y.
    Özden YıldırımFebruary 11, 2016
    Çok büyük bir park aktivite dolu..çocuğunuzu güzel havalarda eğlendirebileceğiniz en iyi parklardan biri
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