Battersea Park

Battersea Park is considered by many to be one of London’s finest parks. On the banks of the Thames in South West London, this crown jewel truly has something for everyone. The 200 acre Victorian park, built between 1854 and 1870 has a riverside promenade, a large lake, many notable trees and ecological areas and sports facilities.


Key information

Battersea Park is a 200-acre green space full of a wonderful range of activities.

Its vast array of attractions include:

  • Battersea Park Zoo
  • Go Ape
  • Two playgrounds
  • Trim trail
  • Cycle hire
  • Boat hire
  • Putt in the Park.

Explore things to do in Battersea Park.


Opening hours

Park gates open by approximately 6.30am daily.

Park gates closed by 10.30pm daily.

We advise that cars are out of the car-parks by 10pm at the latest, to avoid being locked in.

Please note, opening hours may change in accordance with certain events.


How to get here

Visit to plan your journey in advance.

Nearest train stations are Queenstown Road Train Station or Battersea Park Train Station. Both are approximately a 10-minute walk to Rosary Gate entrance.

Nearest tube stations are Sloane Square, Victoria or Pimlico.

Various buses serve Battersea Park. Please visit TFL for up to date bus routes and time tables


Car parking (including cars, vans and minibuses up to 16 passenger seats)

There are three pay and display car parks within Battersea Park:

• Chelsea Gate
• Rosery Gate
• Albert Bridge Gate.

All car parks are pay and display Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays).

Please be aware that machines do not give change.

For further information on car parking in Battersea Park, please call Wandsworth Council on 0208 871 6000.

Coach parking

A permit is required to park any coach in Battersea Park.

To apply for a coach permit please contact the Parks Office on or call 0203 959 0060.


• Pierpoint Toilets (Located next to Battersea Park Zoo)
• Fountain Toilets (Located next to the Fountains)
• Beechmore Toilets (Located close to Sun Gate)

Toilet opening times

• Winter (starts first Monday in December): 8am to 5pm
• Spring (starts first Monday in March): 8am to 6pm
• Summer (starts first Monday in May): 8am to 10pm
• Autumn (starts first Monday in October): 8am to 6pm

Please be aware times may vary and toilets may be temporary closed without notice.

Contact us

For additional questions about our greenspaces please email or call 0203 959 0060.

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