Battersea Park is on the south bank of the River Thames and with 200 acres of green space, you’ll get plenty of space for some amazing shots. The park has everything from wildlife, sports, gardens, a children’s zoo and even a pagoda! What more can you wish for?
The park opened in 1858, it is well-known for the London Peace Pagoda. I love going there and relax 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 from 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 11am to 5pm while on Fridays and Saturdays it’s open from 11am to 4pm.
If you’re the athletic type, you can go jogging, trim track, fishing, rowing, tennis, rollerblading, cycling, bowling, football, rugby, cricket, hockey, 5-a-side, boules, and croquet. There’s something for everyone!
And please don’t miss this amazing event, The Friends of Battersea Park BBQ at the Zoo. You will have the opportunity to dine with the Emperor Tamarins and the Meerkats after the zoo is closed on
Monday 13th June from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets cost £15.
For more info on this event: http://www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk/
You can get there 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 ).