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Battersea Park

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  • The Guardian
    "fascinating place with views of the Thames"(6 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)
75 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
  • 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
    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
    So many lovely things to see for free: art gallery, secluded lake, flower garden. Also, smooth tarmac circular road perfect for cycling/skating/jogging
  • 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
  • Jenya S.
    Jenya S.July 13
    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.
  • 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.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LutonNovember 7
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stepan R.
    Stepan RogerNovember 17, 2014
    Very well kept and full of hidden gems. Great for jogging and cycling or just strolling
  • Ginevra V.
    Ginevra VillaDecember 23, 2014
    Beautiful and peaceful park along Thames River. Don' t miss Albert Bridge illuminated at night!
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CoveyJuly 12, 2015
    One of the loveliest parks in London and very surprisingly it has a lovely continental feel.
  • B
    B3 weeks ago
    Come for a walk or jog, or simply to admire the pagoda...
  • 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!
  • Emma H.
    Emma HutterNovember 22, 2014
    The Children's Zoo is amazing, a real hidden Jem in the middle of the park!
    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.
  • 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.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 12, 2015
    Great for fresh air, flowers, casual walks, and outdoor sports.
  • Kriss L.
    Kriss LAugust 2, 2015
    Great place for everyone and weekend chillout :-) sport places, boats, Caffè
  • Nora K.
    Nora KNovember 1
    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.
  • Kenny Z.
    Kenny ZoJuly 11
    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...
  • Maryam M.
    Amazing park !! Full of fun activities for kids and adults !!
  • Hanna B.
    Hanna BragerJanuary 16
    Enjoy fresh air and the scenic views! Bring a picnic lunch in the summertime 🌿✨
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 12, 2015
    The Pagoda offers stunning vistas along the Thames River
  • Ross G.
    Ross GroomJuly 24
    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.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyFebruary 6
    Beautiful park with lots to see and do
  • aminazen -.
    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.
  • 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
  • Eunice J.
    Eunice JoungSeptember 8, 2014
    Just opposite side of my apt. Love walking along the river
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GordonDecember 5, 2011
    Don't miss the Children's zoo, adventure playground, or the Peace Pagoda.
  • 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.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallAugust 30, 2015
    It's a oasis in the city. Check it now before the Northern line Extension congests the area.
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AljumaSeptember 8, 2014
    The place to go to for some peace and quiet.
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna SzokeApril 6, 2012
    Gorgeous flower beds and an amazing pagoda on the riverside
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