Residents and visitors to Battersea Power Station are treated to an abundance of amenities from restaurants to shops to public squares. However, what every good community needs is a big public park. Battersea Park just 10 minutes away can provide a quiet paradise in south London to stroll and get active.
Battersea Park is probably one of the best public spaces in London. For one thing, it’s one of the larger parks in central London. Another reason why Battersea Park is so great is that it has been designed for multiple leisure activities, not simply strolling and lounging on the lawn like many other parks in central London.
The park has a very interesting history. It first started as a duelling ground and a marshy farm providing food for the people of London. Then in 1858, Battersea was reborn as a park, after a bill was passed in the UK parliament for a new royal park.
For fans of English football, the very first Football Association match in England was played in Battersea Park in 1864.
While the old theme park and festival gardens no longer exist, the park is host to sports facilities and entertainment for children. The Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is a great place to take your family and take in some nature.
Two cricket pitches, tennis courts, a running track and football pitches (for football and field hockey) are available to stay fit and active. More relaxing ventures include the Pump House art gallery or rowing a boat in the Boating Lake.
Battersea Park is also the site of many popular public events. Food festivals, dog shows, concerts and races are also common.
The Bonfire Night fireworks on November 5 are said to be one of the best displays in the city. Anyone who lives near the site, especially those in Vista and Circus West Village and future residents of Battersea Power Station and Battersea Roof Gardens would have front-row tickets to any display.
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