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.
IMPORTANT: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Battersea’s centres are closed to visitors until further notice but we are still able to take in dogs and cats that urgently need our help.
Battersea is taking the threat posed by COVID-19 extremely seriously and working hard to ensure we are able to continue to provide essential care for all the dogs and cats at our centres.
Coronavirus has had a direct impact on the number of staff we have available at our centres to look after our animals and provide veterinary care, therefore we are closed to all but emergency intake. We will continue to take in stray dogs and cats, and those in urgent need of our help.
Customers who wish to rehome a dog or cat are advised to fill out an online rehoming application. Our staff are working hard to respond to rehoming enquiries and to rehome our dogs and cats following Government approved guidelines regarding social distancing.
Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and now, more than ever, we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat. If you can help, please make a donation.
How to get to Battersea London
If you are visiting for a rehoming appointment 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.