Battersea Park

  • Attractions
  • Zoos and aquariums
11 Love It
© Phil Fisk

Conceived to offer both pleasure and the regulation thereof in one of the capital's dodgier districts, Battersea Park was opened by Queen Victoria in 1858. It now has so much going for it that it's almost unfair. What other green space in the capital can boast Thames views, an art gallery (The Pump House) and a zoo. It's so full of variety it's impossible not to stumble upon something new each time you visit. Kids love Battersea Park: the pedalos on the charming, landscaped boating lake, the sights and smells of the walled gardens. Battersea Park’s adventure playground is superb, with plenty of original and imaginatively-built features. The climbing structures, slides and high climbing nets present unusual challenges for children aged 5+, and there’s a separate area for younger kids too. But really, it's all about the animals. An enclosure apparently containing deer (they're elusive) is fun, but Battersea Park's ace is its family-run zoo, complete with lemurs, meerkats and pygmy goats. There's the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home too.

Venue name: Battersea Park
Address: Queenstown Rd
SW11 4NJ
Transport: Rail: Battersea Park

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  • Festivals Thursday October 29 2015 - Sunday November 1 2015
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Ellie J

This park has EVERYTHING! A boating lake, cafes, fountains, bowling greens, cricket pitches, rugby pitches, Astro/Hockey pitches, a sports arena, tennis courts, a conference/exhibition centre, a band stand, a Pagoda (!), a zoo, a children's adventure playground, fountains and tons of beautiful open green space right on the river. Oh, and a brand new crazy golf and go ape centre for the big kids. What is not to love about London's best park!

Elisa R

I arrived to Battersea Park in the absolute worst mood: I live in North London you see and going to South London is, to say the least, a pain in the bum so I hated my friends for dragging me there by force. However, it changed quickly when I entered the premises: a beautiful lake, a FUN FAIR - I'm a cutester so a fun fair is the equivalent of all you Christmases and birthdays put together for me -, handsome men playing football or cricket, a stunning pagoda and a huge fountain (not the greenest installation ever though). I'll officially say to whoever's interested that I love Battersea park now. And turns out: it's not that hard to get to by bus or train ;) #TOTastemaker

Daniele T
Staff Writer

Great park for children, with a stunning adventure playground, a good play park, a boating pond, and stunning tropical garden.