Located on the banks of the Thames, Battersea Park is a relatively small but incredibly fascinating inner city park. With a range of birds living in and near the lake, it’s a great place to observe the wildlife of London or explore the charming historic gardens that can be found in all of the corners.
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A 200-acre space, the park was initially opened in 1858 and prior to this, the area was a popular spot for duelling, with the most famous taking place between the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea. When it came to firing they both deliberately missed.
There’s plenty on offer in the park for people of all ages, with sponsored weekly walks, live jazz music, an adventure playground, rowing boats on the lake, a land train in the summer and bikes for hire.
A whole host of animals call the park home and you can see birds, squirrels, hedgehogs, terrapins, frogs, fish and much more. Some impressive sculpture pieces are dotted around the park and the Pump House Gallery has a variety of exhibitions on throughout the year that you can visit and enjoy.
Remember the history
There are a selection of memorials throughout the park which remember past wars. The Sculpture by Kennington commemorates the 24th London Division from World War One and other plaques are dedicated to the ANZAC forces and Australian Aircrew who died in action during World War Two.
A lovely spot to explore
Located just a couple of miles to the south of Marble Arch, staying at a hotel near Battersea Park puts you within easy reach of the centre of London. Battersea Park and Queenstown Road train stations are nearby and if you want to stretch your legs you can easily walk to South Kensington, Fulham and Clapham. Famous landmarks like the Battersea Power Station and the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are very close as well.
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