Battersea Park
Battersea Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Dave C
    Illinois1,673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to relax or be active
    Wide variety of activities. Has the Thames on one side, and good neighborhoods surrounding it. They have gardens, a peace pagoda, a Go Ape, a lake for boating, a bandstand, a playground, and even a small zoo! zoo. I'd guess it is about 1/3 of a mile across by 2/3 of a mile long. Plenty of places sit back and take it all in.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • tasgard
    Hobart, Australia316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take your time and enjoy.
    Battersea Park and Gardens are a wonderfully relaxing place and only a few minute’s walk from the busy heart of the city. The guide says that there over 4,000 trees in the park, some of them 170 years old. Intermingled with the parklands are a number of historic gardens. We walked amongst the gardens, the ponds and under the massive English trees with our young grandchildren for nearly two hours. There are play areas, sports grounds and numerous walks. The area is generally safe for supervised children but we aware of a number of water features that are not fenced. All the while you are wandering through the park and gardens you are aware that you are only meters away from the mighty Thames. Just taking the riverside walk alone is relaxing. It is a wonderful location to watch the activity on the river and to look at the lovely setting of Chelsea directly across the river. One feature dominating the landscape of the part is the Peace Pagoda. The very photogenic oriental pavilion is open to the public to walk around and enjoy, or rest a while in peaceful contemplation. If you put aside two hours you still may not see and experience all the park and gardens have to offer.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 13, 2023
  • J & R Tinn
    Jersey, United Kingdom348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great park
    This is a really nice public park. There is an outside running loop which is nice and wide. Transport was easy via bus to the Park and there are a few entrances. I was attending an organised runthrough 5k event. I don’t live in the area but if I did it would be great to train at this Park!!
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Paul C
    Orpington, United Kingdom94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park
    Wow what a lovely park for a walk. On one side is the Thames and you can walk from Chelsea Bridge to Albert Bridge alongside the river passing the The London Peace Pagoda in the middle. There are lots of different paths running across and through it but I walked mainly round the outside so passed Go Ape and the Boating Lake which has the Pear Tree Cafe next to it which is very nice.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 4, 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,068 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Place for a stroll
    Battersea Park is right next to the River Thames and a huge park in South London. Battersea Power Station is nearby and the station for the Northern Line. Alternatively the closest railway stations are Battersea Park which is served by the Southern Railway with trains from Victoria going to parts of South London. There is also Queenstown Road Battersea which is served by South Western Railway with trains from Waterloo and Vauxhall going to parts of South West London. There are plenty of paths to stroll along and benches galore where you can sit and relax and admire the nature. Highly recommended.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 2, 2023
  • pab
    Peak District National Park, United Kingdom282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon stroll
    Must admit didn’t know there was a Battersea Park until today, but wow were we impressed. Clean, felt safe, big space, lovely walk alongside the Thames and lots to see and do. Shame it was winter as would have gone on the boating lake for sure. Well done Wandsworth Borough. Fantastico
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 2, 2024
  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,951 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Open Space, Easy Walking
    It is always great to visit Battersea Park. Beautiful gardens surrounded by established trees and in the centre of London. The paths are wide and it is easy walking. Great for young families, couples and grandparents too. A good place to escape the hustle and just relax.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Kate
    Los Angeles, California38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge park with lots of options for sport! Just across the Thames
    Beautiful, large, safe park to walk through with a child. Nice, large playground in the park as well as tennis courts, etc. We saw many people walking their dogs. There are boats although they were closed for service when we were there. The pond in the center has ducks, geese, etc. We walked through the park to get to the small zoo in the center which was small but interactive. Apparently there is a mini golf course at this park too that we missed! We will be back to play here absolutely.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 29, 2024
  • Minesh S
    50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great for a day out in London with the family
    well worth a visit. make sure you go in good weather(sunny) enough activities to keep all the young ones occupied. Good ambience all round in a party atmosphere Foodies will be happy with so many choices for fast food and fine dining too. drinkers will rock with nice pubs and freshly brewed beer. nice view of the thames. Spend a day there!!!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 22, 2024
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The park is quite big but lovely to walk around An interesting Chinese pagoda in.the center of the park and a mini zoo loved by children and not only You could even observe lemurs there
Lush vegetation and plenty of beautiful and coloured flowers
Cafes and facilities one of cafes is facing a pond where there are ducks and other sort of birds
A walk next to Thames is very beautiful and relaxing
Easy to reach by bus from Sloane square Chelsea
In.my opinion one of the most beautiful and relaxing parks in London
Lot of friendly people too they bring their dogs for a walk there
Plenty of benches where to rest and an area where possible to excercesize
A charming.English garden and spectacular Cherry trees in blossom at season time The park is recommended.by English press also for the long road of cherry in bloosoom
In.bonfire time beginning.of November the park.organise popular and scenic fireworks
I think it s a park nice for families but at same.time it s a romantic park for couples
Written February 4, 2020
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JMBB12345
Esher, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Business
Decent lunchtime stroll around - mostly the perimeter of the Park.

Note - facets of the Park like the Zoo etc are closed off.

Some joggers showed remarkable consideration, whereas, sadly, an all too sizeable percentage run past walkers, far too closely, expiring heavily, and perspiring, without zero forethought or consideration.

Best to come, in the first few hours of opening, or in the last hour, prior to close.

Park maintained very well indeed, as always, and managed to find an area to eat some takeaway sandwiches with an Italian colleague, with moderate ease, after reconnoitring the area. Pleasant hour or so.
Written May 21, 2020
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johannalawlor12
London, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful big open park..great for a bit of 'me' time during our lockdown..can find places to hide to 'social distance'..unfortunately all amenities inside the park are closed,children's zoo,cafes,boating lake and toilets..It can get really busy with joggers,bikers and people that don't understand STAY IN DOORS at this time..but overall I will enjoy going back in the not to distance future,hopefully 🤞
Written April 12, 2020
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jennyirwin
Rugby, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful park and very peaceful.
The whole area was clean and well maintained and we spent several hours walking around ,the childrens zoo was a nice addition and at £10.99 an adult was worth it we thought.
We walked along the Thames as-well which was lovely in the sunshine.
Plenty of families, people running and dog walking but still peaceful and not crowded at all.
Written July 3, 2022
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missy R
Greater London, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Lovely park with so much to do, adventure golf, go ape, adventure play ground, boating lake and more .But 2.70 per hour for parking is very steep . There is Plenty of parking spaces so I don’t think it is necessary to charge a family to take their kids to the park or any one for that matter .Wandsworth council are very greedy !!!
Written June 24, 2022
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Battersea Park is an attractive public open space on the south bank of River Thames in the Borough of Wandsworth. The park covers over 200 acres and has a few notable landmarks including a Peace Pagoda and boating lake. We have been to the park a number of times over the years. On our latest visit we enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the park before it started to get busy.
Written February 5, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Went there for the first time on Saturday, we had an 8 year old girl with us plus to adults. We went for the playground which was excellent, great for kids of all ages lots to do. We she also did the go ape which was amazing, we were more scared than her and we were on the ground! Really good atmosphere in the park very lively did not have a chance to walk around the lake etc. We eat at the cafe which had great pizza and good service, was not cheap. Played crazy golf as well on a great course but was ruined by a kids BD party with the kids running around from hole to hole unsupervised but we did get our money back. Would go again was great fun and free parking around teh park on weekends.
Written January 20, 2020
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zephyr80london
London, UK
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This is a really poorly organised event - the drink prices are very high (£7.50 / £9.50 for a 220ml / 270ml mulled wine that was so watered down with apple juice), and hands down the worst market food I have ever had - we paid £13 for a cold sausage (it wasn’t a bratwurst as per the menu) with about a teaspoon of cheese and sauerkraut on a stale roll. All the food options are the same across the vendors and the bars are the same. The queues are insane for the toilets, food and bars. Fireworks were ok but the music speakers weren’t working properly so you couldn’t hear. I definitely won’t go again, it is not an enjoyable night out.
Written November 5, 2023
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Big park, plenty of good paths for an easy stroll and lots of seats. Right by the river. Usual urban park features including a lake, cafe, bandstand and formal gardens. The Peace Pagoda is interesting.
Written January 3, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Battersea Park is right next to the River Thames and a huge park in South London. Battersea Power Station is nearby and the station for the Northern Line. Alternatively the closest railway stations are Battersea Park which is served by the Southern Railway with trains from Victoria going to parts of South London. There is also Queenstown Road Battersea which is served by South Western Railway with trains from Waterloo and Vauxhall going to parts of South West London.

There are plenty of paths to stroll along and benches galore where you can sit and relax and admire the nature.

Highly recommended.
Written December 2, 2023
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