Battersea Park is on the south bank of the River Thames. With 200 acres of green space, you’ll get plenty of space for some amazing shots. The park has everything – wildlife, sports, gardens, a children’s zoo, and even a pagoda! What more could you wish for?
The park opened in 1858 and is well-known for the London Peace Pagoda. I love going there and relaxing at the Old English Garden. Of course, there are plenty of gardens to visit: the Sub Tropical Garden, the Winter Garden, the Russell Page Garden, and the Rose Garden. You’ll get to see plenty of wildlife including herons, cormorants, and grebes.
I would also suggest that you go to The Pump House Gallery. It’s open during Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays,and bank holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., while on Fridays and Saturdays it’s open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you’re the athletic type, you can go jogging, fishing, rowing, rollerblading, cycling, and bowling. You can also visit the trim track, play tennis, football, rugby, cricket, hockey, 5-a-side, boules, and croquet. There’s something for everyone!
You can get to the Battersea Park either by cycling, or by taking the British Rail to Battersea Park Station or Queenstown Road Station. If you’re coming via the Tube, stop at Victoria Station then take a train to Battersea Park Station, or take the 44 bus (although I did find taking the train faster than the bus ).