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Battersea Park (London)

Battersea Park is one of the better known parks in London.

Its is situated at the Southern end of Albert Bridge Road, beside the River Thames.

Once a lawless area where fights were common, it was cleared up on the advice of architect Thomas Cubitt in the 1840s, and a "people`s park" created. It was opened by Quen Victoria in 1858.

The Festival Gardens were one of the highlights of the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Henry Moore`s "Three Standing Figures, erected in 1948, is located near the bowling greens.

The Peace Pagoda, which rises to 100 feet, was erected in 1985 by Buddhist monks and nuns to commemorate Hiroshima Day.

The beautiful grounds contain many exotic trees.

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