Battersea Park in London
Battersea Park was opened in 1858 right on the banks of River Thames in front of Chelsea. It is a 200 acre wide green space and has been serving the local community for a long time. The park is built by combining the marshlands of River Thames and some former market gardens that used to serve the local community for decades. It is full of many surprises and offers plenty of entertainment opportunities including old English gardens, art sculptures, fishes in the park, the Pump House gallery, lodges, fountains, rustic bridge, shelters, war memorials and the Winter Garden etc. The park is also surrounded with many top restaurants and coffee shops to provide the perfect entertainment day to its visitors.
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History of Battersea Park
The area of this park was known as Battersea fields before 1846. In 1845, an application was made to the parliament to form a park. An act was passed in favor and the parliament promised to reserve £200,000 to purchase the land. The money was given and was spent to buy 320 acres of land out of which 198 acres were used to build the park, which was opened in 1858, and the rest of the land was assigned for building leases. The original design of the park was laid out by Sir James Pennethorne but the final design was slightly different from it. In the 1860s, the Battersea park was also home of Wanderers football club.
The Battersea park itself is a perfect place to spend quality time but there are several other beautiful places situated close by.
The National Army Museum, Royal Court Theatre, Chelsea Physic Garden, Victoria & Albert Museum & Carlyles House.
Tickets and Entry Requirements
Entry to the park is free of charge for everyone but if you are attending an event there then the price of tickets depends on that.
Events at Battersea Park
The administration of Battersea Park arranges events for Londoners from time to time. For upcoming events, please consult the park's website.
Battersea Park Operational Hours
The Battersea Park opens from 8:00 am to dusk, seven days a week.
The Park's organisers can be contacted on the following number.
Contact Number: +44 20 8871 7530
Location of Battersea Park
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ, United Kingdom.
How to Get to Battersea Park
The park is located about 1.4 miles away from Sloane Square tube station and it takes 27 minutes to cover this distance. On leaving the station, head southwest towards Lower Sloane and after 0.1 miles, turn left and go straight for another 0.7 miles and then turn right to walk for 0.4 miles. Now turn left and after walking for approximately 0.2 miles, turn left again and after 148 feet, the park will be on your left. View Map
You can also get to the park by making use of London bus services. The nearest bus stop is Nine Elms, Chelsea Bridge (Stop CC) which serves bus numbers 44, 137, 452, n44 and N137. On leaving the bus stop, simply go right and after a few steps, you will be able to locate the park’s entrance on your left.