Battersea Park

Main gate: Pedestrian access at Albert Bridge Road, Prince of Wales Drive and Queenstown Road SW11 4NJ

Other gate: Vehicle access at Albert Bridge Road, Queenstown Road and Queenstown Circus

About: Battersea Park is a large (200 acre) Victorian park, built between 1854 and 1870. It has a riverside promenade, a large lake, many notable trees and ecological areas, children’s play areas, a children’s zoo, the Pump House gallery and sports facilities.Battersea Park was opened by Queen Victoria in 1858. It was landscaped using one million cubic yards of soil, dug out during the construction of Victoria Docks.  A variety of events have been held here since the late nineteenth century, when the Royal Agricultural Show for Cattle and Working Horses took place in July 1862.

In 1951 the pleasure gardens were built as part of the Festival of Britain. Billed as ‘London’s loveliest playground’, the gardens offered eating, drinking, shopping, strolling, dancing, boating, singing and fairing.  Download the Battersea Park location map

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