Our Battersea location is open at weekends and during school holidays.
10am - last hire, 4.30pm*
* Please call in winter for opening times as our hours are shorter. Our last hire in winter is one hour before dusk.
Situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, Battersea Park boasts 200 acres of green space on the door step of central London. The 1.8 mile long Carriage Drive encircles the park and cycling around it is a great way to stay fit whilst you take in the many attractions of this historic park.
There are several cafés and playgrounds, as well as numerous gardens and other attractions that make this the ideal setting for a healthy day out in central London.
The closest parking is at the Chelsea Bridge Gate.
For Wandsworth Borough residents who have children with special needs please see this link for information about the Wand card scheme.
Set out in 1845 the area was previously known as Battersea Fields and was taken up by a mixture of marshes as well as market gardens growing asparagus, melons (apparently) and great stretches of Lavender. Londoners of all social classes mixed here for recreation of various sorts, enjoying the sites and smells of the lavender and settling disputes with pistol duels.
The Park was laid-out during the first great cycling boom of 1850 and it's wide carriage-drives would have seen cycles of all types being ridden from it's inception.
Getting to Battersea Park
020 7228 6843
Battersea Park, Carriage Drive North, Battersea, LONDON, SW11 4NJ
Bus: 137, 156, 452, 344, 44
Tube: Sloane Square (catch 137 bus) or Vauxhall (catch bus 156 or 344)
Train: Battersea Park: trains leave from London Victoria, Queenstown Road Station: trains leave from Waterloo. Clapham Junction is one stop from both Battersea Park and Queenstown Road stations
Car: For nearest parking enter at Chelsea Bridge Gate.