Battersea Park

Battersea Park

The London park for the first ever Football Association game.

Location: Battersea

Description: Battersea Park covers over 200 acres of the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, and was opened in 1858 after 12 years of planning & development.

In 1845, the local vicar and Thomas Cubitt, made an application to form a Royal Park of 320 acres. The Act was passed in 1846 and 200,000 was promised for the purchase of the land.

Battersea Park is also famous for hosting the first football game played under the rules of the recently formed Football Association on 9 January 1864.

The Duke of Wellington (the Iron Duke) was the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Ireland in March 1829 and is said to have fought a duel with Lord Winchelsea here in the park.

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Battersea Park

The London park for the first ever Football Association game.

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Battersea riverside is such a lovely place. You get all the best views overlooking Chelsea but no noise... By the way, PEACE PAGODA makes an unusual monument in London. It was donated in 1985 by Buddhist monks from Japan to commemorate ... the 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb. All the best My London Walks with Nika Garrett (My London Walks)
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