Thursday, 1 August 2013

Chimneys & Buddhas: Battersea Park

When you enter Battersea Park
you are transported instantly to another era. 
The park itself is a glorious mix & match 
of various styles and peculiar features
that surprise the eye and the mind. 
I like to call it the Alice in Wonderland park. 
Here's why... 

A Mum in London
Battersea Park's "Tea Terrace"
The Oddities
Battersea Park is full of surprises. 
There is a soviet-style "tea terrace" as they call it, 
an enormous buddhist pagoda next to the river
and a subtropical garden (the perfect spot for a picnic). 
One thing's sure: you won't get bored.

A Mum in London
Battersea Park's very 60s cafeteria

The Time Capsule 
From the 60s cafeteria which, to be honest, 
could do with some refurbishment, 
to the very belle epoque bandstand
you don't need more for a trip to the past.

A Mum in London
Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park

The Fun
There are plenty of fun things to do in Battersea Park: 
rent a boat in the summer, 
go to the zoo (it's small but affordable), 
play cricket, if that's your thing, 
or have lunch by the lake at the 60s cafeteria.

A Mum in London
Battersea Power Station white chimneys

Magical Setting 
Battersea Power Station's iconic white chimneys 
overlook the park 
while the river brings a cool breeze 
on a hot summer day... 
...on a wonderful, magically surprising day
in Battersea Park.

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  1. I love Battersea Park! My favourite spot is the cafe by the lake! Great post!

    1. Thank you, it is a wonderful place, isn't it?

  2. We used to go there on bonfire night. Haven't ever seen it in the day before, lovely pictures! :)

    1. Bonfire night in battersea park? That sounds great! And it's definitely worth a visit during daytime :)

  3. I've never been. I'm loving that 60's cafeteria!

    1. Oh, it's certainly worth a visit! The cafeteria itself is a trip to the past :)

    2. I'll have to go with my BF on our next trip to London. I love reading your posts because I get inspiration where to visit next. : )


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