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What's on in Battersea

The Battersea Bee Every year we arrange a wide range of events, visits to historic buildings, and talks or public meetings on topics of local interest or concern. Members' only events will be clearly designated as Private, other society-organised events are open to the public. Of course you can join the Society very easily via our online membership page. This list also includes other events taking place locally or elsewhere in London which you may find of interest.

If you'd rather check out forthcoming events in a simple list you'll find that here.

Saturday 27 May 2017
Battersea High Street Historical Walk
Time: 2.00pm

A fascinating historical walk with local guide Sean Creighton along Battersea High Street.  Meet on the steps of St Mary's Church.

Venue: Meet at St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Rd SW11 3EN
Cost (per person): £5 (payable to guide)

Thursday 8 June 2017
Living between the lines
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

How the railways shaped Battersea and Wandsworth
Historian Dr. Sue Demont explains why Wandsworth Common is one of the most dissected pieces of open space in London, and why three sets of railway lines 'twist and throttle the neck of Battersea's Queenstown Road'.

A chance to learn more about how the railways came to transform and define the borough we live in today.
Entrance fee includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

Venue: St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Road SW11 3EN
Cost (per person): £5 (on the door)

Sunday 11 June 2017
Guided walk round Battersea Park
Time: 2.00pm

A tour of Battersea Park by Blue Badge Guide Cllr Rex Osborn - in conjunction with Friends of Battersea Park as a joint contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival.

Rex will focus on the WW2 history of the park.

NB The starting time is subject to confirmation

Venue: The Albert Gate Car Park
Location: Battersea Park
Cost (per person): £5 payable to the guide

Tuesday 13 June 2017
Friends of Battersea Park BBQ at the Zoo
Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm

The Friends of Battersea Park will be holding their 12th Annual Barbecue in the Children’s Zoo as usual.

Your chance to enjoy the Zoo after hours and see the monkeys, meerkats, emus and otters off duty

Children’s Activities, Tombola, Live Music, Raffle, Bar, Silent Auction

Barbecue from 6-15pm-8-15pm


Adults: £16 each (£20 after 8th June)
Children 5-16: £8 Under 5s: Free

Tickets are available online at www.batterseapark.org/bbq

Organised by Friends of Battersea Park
Venue: Battersea Park Zoo
Location: Battersea Park
Cost (per person): See above

Friday 30 June 2017
Private visit to Saddlers' Hall
Time: 11.00pm

In the heart of the City of London, just a few yards from St. Pau|’s Cathedral, stands the impressive Saddlers’ Hall.

Owned by the ancient livery company for equestrian saddlery, the Hall was built in a neo-classical style and impresses with bespoke period furniture, historical antiquities and paintings

Venue: The Saddlers’ Company
Location: 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR
Cost (per person): £5 payable in advance

Friday 14 July 2017
Annual Summer Party
Time: 6.30pm-9.00pm

The highlight of Battersea's social season. Time to catch up with old friends, or meet new ones and enjoy the unrivalled tension of our famous raffle Will you be a winner this year?

The event will be held in either the crypt or in the grounds in front of the church - depending on the weather. 

Admission price includes the first drink and canapes.

Venue: St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Road SW11 3EN
Cost (per person): £10 payable at door