Visit Battersea London
We've been based at our iconic centre in South West London, nestled in the shadow of Battersea Power Station, since 1871. We're open every day and welcome visitors to come and meet us and our animals in need of new homes.
|General admission||Daily 10.30am - 4pm (last admission)|
|Rehoming enquiries||Daily 10.30am - 4pm|
|Claiming a lost pet||Daily 10.30am - 6pm|
|Café and gift shop||Daily 10.30am - 4pm|
When planning your visit, please remember that Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are normally quieter so wait times will be reduced and you will get to spend more time meeting our dogs and cats.
|Christmas opening times|
|November 29||Last admission for rehoming and general visitors is 1pm|
|December 24||Closed for rehoming and general visitors|
|December 25||Closed for rehoming and general visitors|
|December 26||Closed for rehoming and general visitors|
|December 31||Last admission for rehoming and general visitors is 3pm|
|January 1||Closed for rehoming and general visitors|
We are heavily reliant on the generosity of supporters and visitors as we receive no Government funding. Without this, we would not be able to provide the same level of high quality care for the animals we look after.
|Child (3 to 15 years)||£1|
|Child (under 3 years)||Free|
|Group of up to 5 people||£7|
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
How to get to Battersea London
If you are visiting or looking to rehome an animal please use our main entrance on 4 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4AA.
If you are bringing in a stray animal or giving up your own pet for adoption please use the entrance of Sopwith Way for dogs and use the main entrance on Battersea Park Road for cats.
Nearest bus routes
44, 137, 156, 344, 436 and 452
Nearest train stations
Battersea Park (from Victoria or Clapham Junction) - three minutes’ walk
Queenstown Road (from Waterloo) - six minutes’ walk
Vauxhall on the Victoria Line - 20 minutes’ walk along Nine Elms Lane
Travelling by car and parking
There is plenty of parking close by in some of the surrounding streets.
Step-free access is via the entrance on Battersea Park Road. For further information please contact us.