You don't need to convince us of the glories of Battersea Park, but it seems a certain tennis star has sung its praises for us.
British number one tennis player, Johanna Konta, revealed on Twitter shortly after the Wimbledon Championships concluded for another year that: "It’s official, my favourite park in London is Battersea Park."
With London basking in the warmth of a protracted heatwave, no doubt a little park time was necessary for Konta, and where better than Battersea's well-loved acres of green space?
Battersea Park has benefited from continued investment in recent years, and two of its landmarks, Battersea Park Zoo and the Pump House Gallery, are enjoyed by local residents and visitors alike.
But the London Borough of Wandsworth is not only home to Battersea Park. A Love Parks campaign is currently underway to celebrate the fact that there are 'more council-owned parks and open spaces' in Wandsworth than any other inner London borough.
The wealth of wide open spaces is one of the reasons why Battersea is such an appealing place in which to live. As part of its Love Parks campaign, the council is putting a list together of the ‘Top Ten Hidden Gems’ to be found in the borough's parks and open spaces.
We imagine Battersea Park will feature in some form on the list.
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