10 reason why you need to visit Battersea Park

London has so many beautiful parks such as Hyde Park and Regents Park and we would definitely recommend visiting them. However Battersea Park is so underrated and not spoken about as much so this is why we have written a whole post about it (especially as Rach lives just around the corner).

We love Battersea Park and here are our reasons why:

1) Its right on the River Thames and the views of Chelsea Bridge, Albert Bridge and the Shard are stunning. There is something nice about being on the south of the river

2) There are lots of cute areas and gardens to discover that we stumble across every time we visit.

3) The Pagoda’s and statues are beautiful and you would not expect to see the large gold Buddha on the side of the Rover Thames.

4) The Pear Tree Cafe is the perfect brunch spot especially in the summer. You can sit down and enjoy a delicious brunch at one of the many benches on the side of the lake, but there is plenty of seating inside too. You can also takeaway and you can skip the queues by heading to the takeaway kiosk.

5) You can pick up some plants from the Thrive garden centre, where you will not only benefit from some lovely plants for yourself but are also supporting a charity.

6) You can play Pitch and Put if you fancy a spot of golf. A sunny afternoon in London and nothing better to do than play some golf with friends.

7) You can be a monkey for the afternoon at Go Ape. Well I never, Go Ape in the middle of London, yes you heard us correctly. Okay this course may not be as big or as daring as other ones in the country but it is still cool to think that you can go and be a monkey for the day even in central London!

8) Hiring pedalos is super fun and something you can do in Battersea Park. No need to battle the tourists of fight the crowds in Hyde Park, instead head to Battersea Park and hire your pedalo here instead!

9) You are super close to Battersea Power Station. Battersea Power Station is soon to be the Apple HQ and they are currently redeveloping the entire areas. We actually visited here a couple of weeks ago for the first time and its so cool. There are lots of new restaurants that have opened and many more opening soon. You can visit for a coffee or there is even a wine bar and the cutest local grocery store too.

10) You are super close to Battersea Cats and Dogs home if you fancied popping in to see some cuties. We actually often see volunteers from the centre out walking dogs from the home in the park and its so cute!

We hope you enjoyed our list of reasons as to why you need to visit Battersea Park and we hope we have convinced you to visit for yourself. If you do decide to visit let us know what you think, we love hearing about your adventures!

Lonely London: The Best Solo Attractions On Offer

Although there are two of us we also like to be very independent, we love travelling on our own, shopping on our own and going on long walks on our own, you get the gist we are still very independent. We absolutely love our own company and we are defiantly not the kinda people who are embarrassed to do anything on our own.

Many people who visit London will often visit on their own, and although it’s very very easy to find somewhere to stay in London it may not seem as easy to find things to do on your own. So to help you out with this we have compiled a short list of things to do when visiting London exploring some of the best solo activities in the heart of where we call home, London.

Theatre- Finding the perfect activity when you’re on your own in a new city is always a challenge. In a place like London, though, you need only think of what the place is famous for to be able to start coming up with some ideas. Having a long history in the field of performing arts, theatre can be one of the greatest choices in this situation. Not only will you get the chance to enjoy some of what London is known for, but you will get to do it in a way which doesn’t require someone else to make it fun. Most people will enjoy a play once they get into it.

History- Being an incredibly old place, visiting London to soak up some history is always a pleasure, even when you’re by yourself. Museums are the perfect place to go when you’re looking to burn some time enjoying a slice of the past. London is packed with different options, from the Natural History Museum to the numerous heritage centers found around the city. This sort of activity will be perfect when the weather is bad outside.

Artwork- History might feel a little bit too dry for your tastes during a break, and something lighter might be on the cards. For similar reasons to visiting museums, going to art galleries is a great way to learn about a place and the people who live there. London is home to loads of important galleries, and is a great place to learn about art from across loads of different eras. These are some of the best value attractions London has to offer, giving you hours of entertainment for nearly nothing.

Sightseeing- A lot of people will go to cities like London simply to see what’s they have to offer in regards to sights. Websites like vlondoncity are some of the best to help you with this, giving you the chance to learn loads about the place before you get there. From Big Ben to Windsor Castle, you have plenty to explore on your journey to London.

Fitness- If you are into fitness we would definitely recommend trying out some of the fitness classes that are available in London! There are so many and if you type #londonfitness into Instagram you are bound to find one that you like. There are also lots of free running clubs, running is a great way to explore the city, it’s one of our favourite things to do when visiting a new city.

Coffee & Brunch- London’s brunch scene is booming so what better way to spend your morning. There are so many amazing brunch spots you are bound to stumble across a few on your travels. Have a coffee stop in the afternoon and make sure you go to an independent coffee shop the coffee always tastes SO much better!

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start looking into ways to make the most out of your next solo London trip. An adventure like this doesn’t have to be boring, and most people will be able to find loads of different activities which they will really enjoy. Of course, you won’t know until you’ve researched it, though.