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.

IMPORTANT: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Battersea’s centres are closed to the public until further notice.

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. As a result, we have had to make a difficult decision to suspend all rehoming of our animals until further notice.

Customers who wish to rehome a dog or cat are advised to fill out an online rehoming application. Our staff will be in touch when our centres re-open for business as usual.

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.

Opening times

Opening times  
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

Rehoming appointments

We are now accepting appointment booking for any customers who may be interested in rehoming with us. If you would like to book an appointment to see our rehoming team please email info@battersea.org.uk.

Admission fees

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.

Admission fees  
Adult £2
Child (3 to 15 years) £1
Child (under 3 years) Free
Concession £1
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

Nearest tube

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.

Disabled access

Step-free access is via the entrance on Battersea Park Road. For further information please contact us.

Battersea is on your doorstep

We have two other centres - Old Windsor in Berkshire and Brands Hatch in Kent.

Visit Old Windsor

Visit Brands Hatch