Battersea Park & River Thames

Battersea Park is a 200 acre (83-hectare) green space at Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth in England. The River Thames flows through southern England. 3.7/5

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The London Peace Pagoda (51.482018°N 0.159025°W) was completed in 1985 on the south side of the River Thames in Battersea Park, London. Permission to build it was the last legislative act of the Greater London Council.
“Affordable luxury on the Thames” Reviewed 8 November 2013 NEW The Hotel Rafayel is sleek, sophisticated and luxurious with expansive views on the River Thames and directly on the Thames River walkway. Located in the gentrifying Battersea Park neighborhood in south London, the hotel practices green technology including a central control system for AC/heat and lights via the TV and LED lighting. For a European hotel, the river view rooms are generous in size especially the well appointed state-of-the-art bathrooms including glass tiled showers. City-view rooms are even larger. Fast wi-fi connection is free. The hotel provides free shuttle service to nearby tube, national rail and overground stations – the closest rail/overground (Clapman Junction) is a mere 10 minute walk – making access to anywhere in metro London easy. The full service spa includes a gym for hotel guests. Its restaurant has an eclectic mix of European, Indian and Asian cuisine, superbly prepared and presented and provides a gener ...
Six miles jog today! Down past stunning Battersea Power Station, across River Thames, along Chelsea Embankment, back across Thames, through Battersea Park and up the hill (pech pech) to Clapham Common and home. Great!
Battersea Park is a 200 acre (83-hectare) green space at Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth in England. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, and was opened in 1858.[1] The park occupies a mix of marshland reclaimed from the Thames, and land formerly used for market gardens that served the London population. History Prior to 1846 the area now covered by the park was known as Battersea fields, and was once a popular spot for duelling. On March 21, 1829, the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea met on Battersea fields to settle a matter of honour.[2] When it came time to fire, the Duke deliberately aimed his duelling pistol wide and Winchilsea fired his into the air. Winchilsea later wrote the Duke a groveling apology. Separated from the river by a narrow raised causeway, the fields consisted of low, but fertile, marshes intersected by streams and ditches where the chief crops were carrots, melons, lavender (all the way up to Lavender Hill) and the famous ...
Kayhan Kalhor in Pre Olympics music Festival, London July 21ST to 28TH Results, Medals, Tickets, Venues weekend of free music from around the world on stages along the River Thames. BT River of Music welcomes the world to London with a once-in-a-lifetime weekend of free music at landmarks along the River Thames, the weekend before the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. A massive musical celebration, BT River of Music will feature performances by musicians representing all the Olympic and Paralympic nations, from leading international musicians and major starts to home-grown talent from across the UK. Musicians from the world's major continents will be represented across six stages: Battersea Park (Asia stage); Trafalgar Square (Europe stage); Somerset House (Europe stage); Tower of London (Americas stage); Greenwich Old Royal Naval College (Oceania stage) and London Pleasure Gardens (Africa stage). An unmissable event for the whole family to enjoy, BT River of Music i ...
as always it's been another busy week. London, as expected,was heaving with thousands, if not millions of people for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the weekend. Having caught the bus to Clapham, intending to catch a train to Portsmouth, i somehow got caught up in the crowd and found myself on a bus to Battersea Park where masses of people were heading to see the Royal Barge and the hundreds of boats on the River Thames. while on the bus i was given a ticket into Battersea Park. By this time it had started to rain but everyone was in good spirits and doing what only the English would do, having picnics on the grass in the rain of course. Although i did'nt stay too long, it was a memorable day where everyone was enjoying themselves.
Preparations at Battersea Park... River Thames looks ready to receive 1000 boats!
View across Thames from Battersea Park to showground, Chelsea. River Police Hooning around in their blow-up boat.
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