Vauxhall City Farm

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Vauxhall City Farm

Slap-bang in the centre of the capital, Vauxhall City Farm began life more than 35 years ago when a group of architects squatting at St Oswald’s Place took over a small vacant plot.

More than 100 animals including seven rare-breed goats, three alpacas, nine horses, two pigs and one hedgehog named Mr Tiggywinkle call the farm home. The alpacas made their screen debut last year in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, in which they starred alongside (or rather, behind) a pack of storm troopers.

Alongside the animals is an ecology garden complete with bog, wormery and stag beetle nursery. The allotment plots grow fruit and veg, from pumpkins and strawberries to edible flowers which are all used in the farm’s cookery workshops. The allotment also grows plants used as dyes for the spinning classes that take place on the farm.

Try out the new café The Old Dairy and scoff seasonal food made from local ingredients. For something a bit more active, hire a pony for the day or learn to ride. Miriam Bouteba

Find more urban farms in the capital with our guide to London city farms


Venue name: Vauxhall City Farm
Address: 165 Tyers St
SE11 5HS
Opening hours: 10.30am-4pm Wed-Sun
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall
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Hannah D
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Whenever I'm having a tough day or week I visit the farm - it is a genuine London lifeline. There is no therapy available that beats watching a little rabbit being spooned by a giant rabbit, seeing guinea pigs chase each other around their pen or taking a few minutes out of your day to chat to a horse. In my top 5 favourite places in London.

Kirsty E

What a lovely surprise in Central London! If you need a break from the capital, then a quick hop on the tube will take you to an unexpected treat just a short walk from Vauxhall station. 

Vauxhall City Farm isn't huge, but it's a great place to take a break and with a cuddle corner, what's not to love? I spent a great afternoon here wondering round, feeding (and cuddling) lots of animals and finishing off in the cafe which is very conveniently located next door. 

Malika B

This place gets better and better with the years. A new dynamic look has injected freshness into this much-loved farm. They also sell fresh eggs!


Who would believe there were lamas in London! Well, there are and many more animals. The new cafe is also very nice with a simple yet tasty menu for grown ups and little one. Use the cafe during the week if you have to work, there is almost no one there in the morning

Georgia G

A city farm with Lamas, what more can anyone ask for?! This city farm on the corner of Vauxhall gardens has it all. The staff are really friendly and knowledgeable & the animals are well looked after. It's all free (donations very welcome though and you can always sponsor one of their animals for a more personalised gift for any animal lovers).


A few years ago I stumbled upon Vauxhall City Farm quite by accident, and what a little gem it is too. Being so close to the centre of the metropolis, its a lovely little piece of countryside on your doorstep. It has a lovely community feel, and a feeling that it is loved, I imagine due to the fact it is there for understanding and education rather than profit. Next time you're in Vauxhall, pop in and say hi to the animals, one of the best ways to de-stress when the city gets too much I find. Just hold your nose when passing the pig enclosure, cute as they are!!

Lizzie W

City and farm aren't two words that go together! This place is great however for any city kids that don't get out to the countryside to experience the real deal. It's got all the standards plus some cute llamas with funky hair dos. Free entry is a relief and good hand washing facilities. It won't take long to have a wander round! #TOTastemaker


One of my top favourite free activities t in London. The animals are well looked after, and the staff are delightful and happy to engage with you. Suggest combining this with a trip to the nearby Tea House Theatre for post-farm tea and cake.