UK Travel Guide


Battersea Dogs Home

The famous Battersea Dogs Home has been the subject of a BBC television series and in contrast to its name is also a home for lost and stray cats. It was first set up on a temporary site in 1860 by Mrs Mary Tealby.Charles Dickens wrote an article in support of the home. It has been in Battersea since 1871. It is undoubtably the most famous pet shelter in the UK and there is also a cafe and pet shop on the site. Who knows, a visit there may result in you acquiring a new pet.

Located at: 4 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8

Telephone: 020 7622 3626

Opens: Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.15pm (except Thursday when they are closed) and 10.30am to 3.15pm weekends and Bank Holidays.

Cost: free

Closest Subway Station: Sloane Square Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)