Battersea Park - Festival Gardens - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the fountains in the Festival Gardens of Battersea Park in London. Picture taken in July 2009.
Battersea Park - Festival Gardens - FURTHER INFORMATION
Battersea Park - Festival Gardens - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Battersea Park - Festival Gardens' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Festival Gardens were built in Battersea Park in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain Exhibition. Many of the features, including an amusement park and roller coaster, were subsequently removed. In recent years this part of the park has been refurbished. Within this picture you can see the central fountains and, to the north, the Grand Vista area. Nearby here is a small stall offering refreshments.
Other highlights of Battersea Park inlcude:
- Walk along the Thames Path between Albert Bridge and Chelsea Bridge
- London Peace Pagoda
- Boating on the Boating Lake
- Contemporary art in the free Pump House Gallery
- Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
- Winter Gardens
- eating in the La Gondola al Parco restaurant next to the lake
- Various open sports areas and tennis courts
- Special events in the Millennium Events Arena
Battersea Park Office
Tel: (020) 8871 7530
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Various to Battersea Park Road, Chelsea Embankment and Queenstown Road.
Car: There are three pay and display car parks within Battersea Park.
Ferry: Cadogan Pier
Tube: Pimlico (Victoria Line)
Train: Battersea Park Railway Station, Queenstown Road Battersea Rail Station