Although Battersea Park is not technically in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea, for all our locals who are in the heart of Chelsea, this is the nearest and most convenient park. Across the Chelsea Bridge and just along the Embankment in the borough of Wandsworth, Battersea Park seems to promote health and wellbeing with an emphasis on outdoor activities. It is a gorgeous place to go for a run, take your dog for a walk, or go for a bike ride.
Battersea Park features a wide range of sports with tennis courts, football, rugby, and cricket fields, as well as a bowls and croquet lawn. There is also a central water feature for fishing, rowing and paddle boating. Should you be in town visiting and fancy a bike ride or go roller-skating, Battersea Park offers facilities that rent such equipment. And let’s not forget – there’s always Boris Bikes.
Battersea Park features a Peace Pagoda along the river. The Reverend Gyoro Nagase, a Buddhist monk from Japan, spends his days in daily meditation within the pagoda and relies on public donations to maintain its unique appearance. Should you visit early enough, you may hear the lull of his beating drum, as he performs his daily perambulation at sunrise.
Battersea Park also has a wide variety of gardens for those of you with green thumbs, such as the Rose Garden, the Sub Tropical Garden, the Old English Garden just to name a few. One visit to Battersea is never enough. Every time we visit, we discover something new and so will you!