Battersea Park - Pump Room Gallery - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the Pump Room Gallery in Battersea Park in London. Picture taken in July 2009.
Battersea Park - Pump Room Gallery - FURTHER INFORMATION
Battersea Park - Pump Room Gallery - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Battersea Park - Pump Room Gallery' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Pump House Gallery occupies a Grade II listed building next to the Boating Lake in Battersea Park. It shows changing exhibitions of modern and conemporary art. Entrance to the gallery is free, though the gallery is closed on Monday, Tuesday and during exhibition installation.
The Pump House was built in 1861 to provide water for the lakes and other water features in the park. It became derelict and was taken over by Wandsworth Borough Council in 1986. It was then rennovated with the aid of a £400,000 grant from English Heritage and today contains a gallery, park information centre and a shop.
Other highlights of Battersea Park:
- London Peace Pagoda
- Boating on the Boating Lake
- Contemporary art in the free Pump House Gallery
- Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
- Winter Gardens
- Festival Gardens
- eating in the La Gondola al Parco next to the lake
- Walk along the Thames Path between Albert Bridge and Chelsea Bridge
- Various open sports areas, 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