The best 7 things to do in Battersea Park
Spread over 200 acres, Battersea Park is a Victorian park located by the River Thames juxtaposing the iconic Battersea Power Station, in South West London. It is one of the most beautiful (and unique from several angles) public parks in London that was designed by James Pennethorne and John Gibson and built between 1857 and 1870. With a riverside promenade, ceremonial venue and ecological areas, the park vaunts a myriad of activities including sports, adventure and leisure and offer facilities like a boating lake, bandstand, café, flower garden and a children’s zoo.
Despite several upheavals, the park still retains typical Victorian features as well, such as a carriage drive, an asymmetrical lake, historic structures, Peace Pagoda, Pump House, and flower gardens. Whether you live in the striking Battersea Power Station development or visiting the neighbourhood; Battersea Park is a beautiful place to visit especially, after having lunch at any restaurant in Battersea. There will be amazing things to do and see in Battersea Park, let’s dig in a few options.
Fun activities at Battersea Park
- A treetop challenge is exciting and equally adventurous (as the name shows)
- From the treetop trail, you can look at the Thames-side park and the mini-golf course beneath
- A mini-golf course is there for you to putt and calm down your nerves
- Re-energize yourself in the Park Bar and cafés or kiosks around the park
- An entertaining zoo facility is there for children, where they can see deer, lemurs, meerkats, and pygmy goats
- Amazing view of Albert Bridge – one of London’s gorgeous bridges (especially, after sunset)
Pump House Gallery
The Pump House Gallery, a contemporary art space, is located in the restored Grade II listed building within Battersea Park. Located on the edge of the lake, the building was a Victorian water tower but now an art gallery that hosts exhibitions of contemporary visual arts and some workshops on a regular basis to encourage art-lovers to be more engaged with visual arts.
Putt in the Park – Mini-Golf Course
“Putt in the Park” is an outdoor miniature golf course for golf lovers. You will never be bored because, despite its smaller size, the golf course is all fun with uneven ground, water traps, and several obstacles to keep players active and entertained all the time. Besides that, you can also enjoy drinks, snacks, and pizza from their on-site restaurant. And the restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating along with a menu that entices all ages.
Battersea Park Tennis Courts
Battersea Park Millennium Arena is a sports facility that offers a range of activities, sports options, courses, and classes for both young and adults. The arena boasts 19 tennis courts, a running track, 2 artificial grass pitches, an infield area for rugby or football, a fully-equipped gym, and a fitness studio. Members can book studio classes and tennis courts for their use.
Go-ape Battersea Park
Do you like climbing up the trees or do you just wonder that what others feel while being on the treetops? If yes, Go-ape brings the most central forest experience for you in London, where climbing around the treetops is a challenging and adventurous activity. It is a treetop trail of bridges and platforms; placed as high as 13.6 metres in the air. Four different types of challenges await you including Treetop Challenge, Treetop Challenge Xpress, Treetop Adventure Plus, and Treetop Adventure – with all different obstacles and challenges for adults and kids alike.
Boating Lake, Battersea Park
On the southern side of Battersea Park, adjacent to the ladies pond, there lies a boating lake where you can find a fleet of rowing and pedal boats. Depending upon your requirements, boats can be hired on an hourly basis to enjoy the lake on their own. Moreover, it is a perfect outing option for those who want leisure time in a quieter surrounding; rowing in a lake located inside a nature-filled park.
Children’s Zoo, Battersea Park
Kids are crazy about animals and love visiting them again and again. Though not so big, yet a perfect little children’s zoo is located in the heart of Battersea Park. Located close to the Chelsea Gate entrance, it offers a unique chance to breathe in the fresh air and reconnect with the natural world. You can see a variety of species in the zoo including a variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds including meerkats, monkeys, lemurs, bearded dragons, and farm animals. Children can also feed their favourite animals or spend time on rides or dedicated play areas.
**The Peace Pagoda **
The Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa, is a structure that contains relics and relays peace and unity for people of all races and backgrounds. It was gifted to London by the Venerable Nichidatsu Fuji – the founder of the Japanese Buddhist movement, Nipponzan Myohoji. Another interesting fact of The Pagoda is that there is a monk named Reverend Gyoro Nagase, who lives inside the converted temple within the Old English Garden and takes care of the structure himself. On August 9 every year, a Floating Lantern ceremony takes place at dusk on the Thames, next to the Pagoda to commemorate the victims of the Nagasaki bombing.
Cycling is a great conveyance mode to explore the 200-acres huge park and thanks to the recumbent bikes available within the park vicinity. Recumbent bikes are a style of the bikes where riders can sit in a laid-back reclining position and are fun for both adults and children.
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