We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in the Battersea Park Area of London on:

Building Surveys also known as Structural Surveys, Specific Defects Reports , Building Disputes , Dilapidation Reports , Commercial Building Surveys, Schedule of Condition Surveys, Expert Witness Reports and Engineers Reports




 Battersea Park


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Battersea Park can be reached by mainline rail, tube, bus or car.

The closest mainline stations to Battersea Park are Battersea Park Station and Queenstown Road Station.

The closest underground station to Battersea Park is Sloane Square.

Various buses pass by Battersea Park.

Battersea Park also has pay and display car parks.


What's near Battersea Park?

Battersea Park is close to the Albert Bridge and Chelsea Bridge and a few miles from Marble Arch. The Battersea Power Station site and the famous Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are also close by.


Purchasing a property in the Battersea Park area

If you are purchasing a property in the Battersea Park area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the Battersea Park area

We are an Independent Surveyors working in the Battersea Park area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 298 5424.



The A – Z of Battersea Park


A: Adventure Playground

Battersea Park has a great adventure playground aimed at children aged 5 to 16. For the younger children there is a toddlers playground which you will find next to the adventure playground.


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B: Boating on the lake in Battersea Park

In July, August and September weather permitting you can rent rowing boats and pedal boats in the park.


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C: Cycling in Battersea Park

Whilst visiting Battersea Park why not hire some bikes and enjoy a leisurely ride around the park.


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Battersea Park is a great place to walk the dog or if your day is just too busy there are reliable dog walkers who use Battersea Park who will do it for you.


E: Events in Battersea Park

Battersea Park plays host too many events such as dog shows, food festivals and an annual 6k charity Santa fun run.


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F: Fishing in Battersea Park

From mid-June through to mid-March fishing is permitted in the lake in Battersea Park.

A Wandsworth Council Fishing Permit and an Environmental Agency Rod Licence is required to do this.


G: Great Children's Centre

Battersea Park is home to a One O'clock Centre purpose built for children aged five years and under and their parents or carers. The centre has a garden area with pedal vehicles for the children to play on and inside the children can paint, play and draw whilst being supervised by their parent or carer. The centre even has a multi- sensory room. In August the annual Teddy Bears Picnic is held which attracts many children.


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H: Hockey in Battersea Park

Hockey is just one of the sports that you will see being played in Battersea Park. The park has all weather, floodlit pitches that have permanent hockey and football markings. Changing and showering facilities are also available.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to the Battersea Park area of London then we would strongly recommend that you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. Please contact us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.


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J: Jogging in Battersea Park

Joggers are a familiar site in Battersea Park and the park management provide routes for joggers giving them the distances of certain routes.


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K: Kick About

Battersea Park is a great place to take the little ones for a kick about with the ball.


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La Gondola al Parco is a lovely Italian Café located by the lake in Battersea Park and a place we have visited many times whilst surveying properties in the area.


M: Millennium Arena

Battersea Park is home to the fantastic Millennium Arena which as well as a fitness centre, aerobics studio, sauna and changing and showering facilities, also offers 19 floodlit tennis courts, an 8 lane running track, 2 multipurpose all weather playing surfaces and for football there are five aside football pitches and 2 astro turf pitches.


N: Netball in Battersea Park

Battersea Park has five floodlit netball courts.


O: Opening times

Battersea Park is open from 8am until dusk.


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P: Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park

The Peace Pagoda is one of the major landmarks in Battersea Park and attracts Buddhist followers from all over the world.


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Q: Quite a few animals

Battersea Park is home for many animals such as squirrels, bats, foxes and hedgehogs to name but a few.


R: Russell Page Garden in Battersea Park

The well-known landscape architect Russell Page designed the gardens for Battersea Park for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The gardens were surrounded by a children's zoo and model railway. The purpose of the gardens was to show a break from the bleak post war Britain.

After major restoration works Russell Pages Festival Gardens were re-opened in 2004 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


S: Sub-Tropical Gardens in Battersea Park

The sub-tropical gardens, first created in 1863 were restored in Battersea Park in 2004 with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund. The gardens are a great place to visit where you will see many unusual plants and amazing colours.


T: Thrive Charity Battersea Garden Project

The charity ‘Thrive' looks after the Battersea Park Disabled Living Foundation Garden, the first in the UK created for people with disabilities.


U: Unforgettable

Battersea Park has so much to offer we feel once visited it is a place you will never forget!


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V: Victorian Properties

The Battersea Park area is a place where we have carried out surveys on the many lovely Victorian properties that can be found in the area.


W: Winter Garden in Battersea Park

The beautiful winter garden in Battersea Park was opened by the Mayor Boris Johnson on 3 March 2011 and is in memory of Elaine Hodges who was a Member and Secretary of the Friends of Battersea Park.


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X: Xmas tree shop

Battersea Park has its very own Christmas tree shop selling as well as the obvious, tree stands, tree lights and decorations.


Y: Year round opening

The park is open every day throughout the year so you will never turn up and be disappointed.


Z: Zero Admittance Fee

With no admission fee Battersea Park is a great place to go for a cost free day out for all to enjoy.



Battersea Park

Battersea Park is located in the London Borough of Wandsworth between Albert Bridge and Chelsea Bridge on the South side of the Thames.


Battersea Parks History

Battersea Fields as the area was originally called in the 1840's was once the home of a tavern called the Red House. Illegal racing, gambling and drinking all happened at the Red House and the park was created to stop this behaviour.

Battersea Park opened in 1854 but it was in 1858 the park was officially opened by Queen Victoria.

During both the First and Second World Wars allotments were created in Battersea Park for the growth of much needed fruit and vegetables.

After the Second World War the Festival Pleasure Gardens were created in Battersea Park.

Wandsworth Council became responsible for Battersea Park in 1986.


We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on other London Parks for you to enjoy;

Kensington Gardens

Richmond Park

Hampstead Heath

Hyde Park

Burgess Hill Park

Priory Park

Telegraph Hill Parks


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What else is there in Battersea Park?

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Battersea Park has its own children zoo located near the Peace Pagoda in the Park.

The zoo is a great place to take the children to enjoy and learn about the animals there such as the Otters, Meerkats, Shetland Ponies, Chipmunks, African Grey Parrots and Indian Runner Ducks.

Battersea Park Children's Zoo is also a great place to hold your children's birthday party.


The Pump House Gallery

Battersea Park is home to the lovely Pump House Gallery which was originally built in 1861. The Pump House Gallery was built to supply water to the lakes of the park and is today a restored grade II listed building with a shop, art gallery and park information centre.

The Pump House is also a great venue that can be hired for various events such as parties, weddings and receptions and product launches.



Art in Battersea Park

Art has always played a big part in Battersea Park with regular sculptures being exhibited.


Brown Dog

The original Brown Dog Statue was erected in memory of dogs that were used in vivisection experiments. Due to pro-vivisection marches, demonstrations and the statue being attacked the council destroyed the statue.

A new Brown Dog memorial was erected in 1985 based on a terrier owned by the sculptor Nicola Hicks.


War Memorials

Battersea Park is home to the Sculpture by Kennington to commemorate the 24th London Division, a plaque in memory of the Second World War Australian air crew and another plaque dedicated to the ANZAC forces.


Three Standing Figures by Henry Moore

The Three Standing Figures sculpture by the well-known garden sculptor Henry Moore faces the lake in the Sub Tropical Garden in Battersea Park.


Dame Barbara Hepworth's Single Form

This piece of Bronze casting is in memory of Dame Barbara Hepworth's friend who died in 1961 in an air crash



Attractions close to Battersea Park

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Saatchi Gallery

Battersea Power Station



Parks close to Battersea Park

Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park are all fairly close to Battersea Park.



National trust sites close to Battersea Park

Carlyle's House , Chelsea

Blewcoat School, Westminster

George Inn, Southwark



English Heritage listed sites close to Battersea Park

The Pump House, Battersea Park

Westminster College Chapel, Wandsworth

Sir Walter St Johns Grammar School, Wandsworth

The White Lion Public House, Wandsworth

Tooting Fire Station, Wandsworth


Museums close to Battersea Park

Natural History and Science Museum



We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on London Markets for you to enjoy;


Petticoat Lane Market

Portobello Market

Camden Market

Leadenhall Market



Residential Building Surveyors in the Battersea Park area

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As Building Surveyors that operate in the Battersea Park area we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.


Commercial Building Surveyors in the Battersea Park area

We also provide commercial building surveys in the Battersea Park area, as well as a schedule of condition survey or a dilapidations report. Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in the Battersea Park area on 0800 298 5424 .



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Battersea Park area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date









Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports/engineers reports/specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact our Freephone number 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .

We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).

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