Green Plaques erected to date

Festival of Britain Gardens

The Festival Lake 1950sIn 1951 this park was transformed into the "Pleasure Gardens" as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. The plaque marks the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, which opened on 3 May 1951.

Although there was considerable angst over the eventual costs of the Gardens, they were a great popular success during the Festival summer. Over eight million people were admitted instead of the six million originally estimated.

The legacy of the funfair was something that London children enjoyed for several decades and you can still many traces of the Festival Gardens in Battersea Park today.

Location: Near to Bandstand in Battersea Park , SW11

Unveiled: Tuesday 24 May 2011